Rev. Arden Haug
Pastor Arden Haug began his ministry at Lake of the Isles in January 2013. His colorful and innovative use of music, liturgy and the history of the Lutheran Church has evolved over 25 years of ministry in Minnesota and in Europe. He began his ministry as a Norwegian-speaking preacher in Minneapolis in the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. It was here that he met his wife Janna. Together as missionaries they established English-speaking congregations in Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania. After serving as the Senior Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on St. Croix, the Haugs, together with their then teenage sons Vitali and Alexei, were sent to Bratislava, Slovakia where Pastor Haug served as the ELCA’s Regional Representative for Europe. He later became the pastor of the Bratislava International Church and the Director of the ELCA Wittenberg Center in Wittenberg, Germany. Pastor Haug’s doctoral studies in homiletics or the art of preaching are reflected in his personal, relevant and often humorous and inspiring sermons.
Linda has been a member at LOTI since 1986 and has been office manager since 2011. She loves working at LOTI and feels like the congregation is part of her extended family. After having worked in law firms for over 25 years, she feels this is a great change of pace and wonderful place to work and worship.
Kenneth Vigne joined the staff of LOTI in January 2014. He is committed to bringing quality music of all styles to worship. He believes that in the context of worship, music exists to serve the Word, and to that end is very intentional about every musical offering in a service. Kenneth received his Masters of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Oklahoma studying under Dr. John Schwandt, and received his Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music from St. Olaf College studying under Dr. Catherine Rodland. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Emily, and his son James.
As choir director, Dawn is committed to providing members of the choir with rigorous musical preparation combined with spiritual understandings that allow them to present the songs of the Church as the treasure they are. She works closely with the Pastor and other staff members to build a bond among those serving in the choir that is sustained by the Holy Spirit and their love of the Lord. Dawn is the mother of three grown children, 5 grandchildren and lives in southwest Minneapolis.
Director of Childrens Ministries
Diane joined the staff at LOTI in 2013. She oversees the Sunday School program and events/activities held throughout the year involving children and families. Diane comes with years of experience as a children's ministry director, children's music director and worship accompanist. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, singing, volunteering at school and daily walks with her two labrador retrievers. Diane is married and has two children.
Kerri Clawson, our Wedding Manager has been coordinating weddings for LOTI since 2002. She is the wedding contact for couples looking to book their wedding with LOTI. She also handles the wedding marketing and staffing. Kerri holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of MN and she is currently pursuing her M.S. degree in Counseling from Saint Mary's University. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Hailey and her husband Morgan. She and her family have a home in Edina.