St. Paul's Leaders


provide daily implementation of St. Paul's ministries

   Pastor                      Rev. Jeff Brown, OLF

   CYF Director         Gina Gunderson  

   Organist                 Mary Ann Knotek

   Choir Director      Kirsten Fagerlund

   Admin. Asst.         Lynne Mickelson 

   Custodian              Marilyn Flateland 

   Webmaster            Anna Peterson    


provide monthly implementation of St. Paul's ministries

Worship & Music

Children, Youth, and Families (CYF)


Parish Fellowship


Property & Legal

provides general oversight of St. Paul's ministries


   President                Cyndy Urness

   Vice President       Kathy Normandin 

   Secretary                Karin Danforth

Pastor Jeff


       Rev. Jeff Brown, OLF

Pastor Jeff, also known as Brother Jeff,

is a life-professed member of the Order of

Lutheran Franciscans (OLF) and has

served at St. Paul's since October 2020.     


Originally from Cut Bank, MT, Pastor Jeff is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead ('12), with majors in Religion and Classics. For seminary, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul ('15). He is currently in training to be a spiritual director through Christos Spiritual Formation in Fargo.


Pastor Jeff has two daughters, Nora (8) and Alice (7) who live in Fargo and attend Oak Grove Lutheran School. At home in Crookston, he has a dog, Luna, and a cat, Macey. He enjoys all things outdoors - camping, hiking, gardening, sightseeing.


He tries to live something Francis of Assisi once said: 

Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary, use words

Contact Pastor/Brother Jeff


                 Gina Gunderson

Gina has been a member of St. Paul’s

for over 20 years and has enjoyed making

friends, being an active member, and the

love one feels from our congregation. 


She is married to Grant (25 years) and has been blessed with three children, Gunnar (17), Emma (15), and Evelyn (12). She enjoys watching our kids' activities, going to the lake, gardening, walking our dog Willow, and loves reading when she can find time.


Gina is also employed by the Crookston School District and works with young children and families in the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program.  Her entire career has been devoted to young children and she is passionate about creating experiences that shape them into great people. 


Gina loves sharing God’s love and wisdom with the children, youth, and families of St. Paul’s and working with our CYF Committee members to grow our programing and provide our traditional activities and events while creating new ones as well.