Lake of the Isles has many way to participate in church life. Whether you have special skills in technology, or an interest in reaching out to help the community, there is a Ministry Team for you. If you would like to audit a team or join outright, we are always glad to have you with us.
The members of these teams are members of the congregation who volunteer their time to participate. Each team has at least one member who is also a member of the church council. The council members who participate on the various teams act as liaisons between the teams and the church council.
Worship and Music – The Worship and Music Ministry Team provides opportunity for members, friends and visitors to encounter God in worship which is faithful to the Lutheran tradition, but relevant to the realities of modern life – through musical diversity, contemporary language and appropriate liturgical settings.
Team Leader: Angie Smedlund
Social Outreach – The Social Outreach Ministry Team provides the members and friends of LOTI with opportunities to demonstrate their faith through tangible action in the community and around the world. The team’s primary responsibilities include allocating the financial gifts which are given to various causes in connection with the commitment to tithe. In addition, the team organizes and executes special charitable projects, such as the annual Paint-a-thon and monthly shelter meals.
Team Leader: Cheryl Moe
Invite and Welcome – The Invite and Welcome Ministry Team works to create a warm and hospitable environment for members, family and visitors alike. The team is responsible for connecting with new members, and hosting various community events like the church picnic and the ice cream social.
Team Leader: Lorri Cullen
Children – The Children’s Ministry Team provides direction for the education of youth and children of the congregation through formal and informal classes. Programs include Sunday School, seasonal programs, Vacation Bible School and other opportunities.
Team Leader: Diane LaMere
Stewardship – The stewardship Team plans and coordinates the annual stewardship drive and special capital campaigns.
Team Leader: Eric Mechels
Property Action Team – The Property Action Team works to ensure that the church property, including the parsonage, is maintained and updated as and when necessary and feasible.
Team Leader: Mark Waldeland
Endowment Committee – The Endowment Committee was formed in 2010 to establish the LOTI Endowment Fund. It works with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to educate the church membership on the benefits of endowments and on ways to give to the endowment and to promote the fund.
Team Leader: Ross Formell
Audit Committee – The Audit Committee provides an annual internal review of LOTI financial transactions and record keeping.
Team Leader: John Bergford