Hagar and Ishmael, Benjamin West, 1776
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Updated on June 5, 2020
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. Pastor Haug’s doctoral studies in homiletics or the art of preaching are reflected in his personal, relevant and often humorous and inspiring sermons.
Dr. Kris Rizzotto has been a church musician since 2006, serving as liturgical organist and director of adult and school choirs, as well as handbell ensembles and a Schola Cantorum. Kris is also an active international recitalist, having played organ and piano concerts in South America, Europe, and North America. Kris was named a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2017, which recognizes young leaders in the fields of organ, harpsichord, carillon, and church music.
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.
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.