St. Paul's Leaders



President               Cyndy Urness

Vice President       Kathy Normandin 

Secretary               Connie Wilkens


Pastor                           Rev. Jeff Brown, OLF

CYF Director               Gina Gunderson

Organist                       Mary Ann Knotek

Choir Director             Kirsten Fagerlund

Webmaster                   Anna Peterson    

Treasurer                     Betty Arvidson

Financial Secretary     Kathie Barnes

Custodian                     Marilyn Flateland 

Admin. Assistant         Lynne Mickelson

  "To bring the Gospel of  
  Jesus Christ to all people"  

          OUR PASTOR

       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 and a lifelong ELCA Lutheran, he is a graduate of ELCA institutions, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Classics from Concordia College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. He later felt God's call to be a spiritual director, and obtained a certificate in spiritual direction through Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.

Contact Br. Jeff for spiritual direction and/or pastoral care at:


Pastor Jeff has two daughters, Nora (9) and Alice (8) 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.

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                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 (18), Emma (16), and Evelyn (13). 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.