Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM | Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
218.525.6625 | Church Office Ext. 111
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM | Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
218.525.6625 | Church Office Ext. 111
John joined the Lakeview staff in the spring of 2016. Previously John served as a pastor for 30 years primarily as church planter and Lead Pastor for Cascade Covenant Church in North Bend, Washington. John and his wife Ann both grew up in Northern California and are now enjoying the adventures of living in Duluth with their dog Zoe. John and Ann have 2 sons, Jason and Brian, who live on the west coast. John enjoys riding his bike, traveling, a great meal, a competitive board game, a good movie, and rooting for his favorite sports teams (Seattle Seahawks and Golden State Warriors). John loves to study and teach the Bible and inspire people to grow as fully alive followers of Jesus Christ who are deeply engaged in God’s mission and movement in the world.
Over 20 years ago, with 3 littles at home, Deb began serving in Lakeview’s nursery. Now, those “littles” are in college (or finished!) and she continues to serve our Youth and Children Ministries. She loves to serve people by working in the office, volunteering with Celebrate Recovery or leading our 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday nights. She loves quiet morning devotions, morning coffee and the paper. And with their new “empty nest” status, the Johnsons take advantage of date nights at the movies or trying out a new restaurant in town.
Penny loves to listen. She has listened to God for over 21 years at Lakeview, including 10 years of serving in music ministry. Currently, Penny works as the Coordinator of our Parish Nurse Ministry. She loves to visit people in need, listen to their stories and offer prayers and prayer shawls. If you were to visit her on Saturdays, you would hear the sounds of her husband faithfully cooking breakfast for them to share. Sometimes Penny loves the quiet as she hikes, quilts or reads. Find her sometime and share your story with her! She’ll be glad to listen.
About 10 years ago, Ann Anderson’s life changed drastically when she began participating in a ministry called Celebrate Recovery (CR). It helped her face challenges in her life and find freedom from personal hurts, habits and hang ups. Now, God uses her experiences to give hope to others at CR as she leads that ministry here at Lakeview. Ann loves time with her husband and sons, hikes in the woods or greeting on a Sunday morning at Lakeview. We are so grateful for her leadership in CR at Lakeview because as Ann would say, “It’s the best place to be on a Thursday night!”
After 16 years of teaching middle school, Corrina was ready for anything. She first started leading at Lakeview ten years ago as a volunteer in Women’s Ministry and eventually joined staff as the full-time Office Coordinator in 2013. She considers a good day filled with helping people get connected at Lakeview while efficiently checking off her to do list. You might find her after a good, long day at the office in her backyard, snuggling with her pug around the fire pit with her family, enjoying the views of Lake Superior.
Jill starts every day with a brisk walk before she walks into the doors at Lakeview as she has for over 20 years as our bookkeeper! Jill grew up in Salem Covenant, went to North Park College and then joined the Lakeview family when she married her husband John. Jill loves to spend time with her family here in Duluth and travel the country to watch her two sons, Anders and Bjorn, play basketball for Winthrop University. Go Eagles!
You may never see Mysie but she is constantly at work at Lakeview. And although she does not like to brag, she has a fabulous sense of humor. That’s a good thing because she is the coordinator of all our childcare needs at Lakeview. She loves to help new guests relax while leaving their children in the nursery for the first time and loves to watch our kids grow over the years. When she isn’t working at church, Mysie loves to work with fabric, essential oils or play board games with her son Andrew.
Jeff wears lots of hats here at Lakeview! During our cold winters, stocking caps keep him warm as he shovels and maintains the Lakeview campus. Baseball caps keep the sun off his head during the summer as he landscapes our grounds and maintains our facility. Jeff enjoys strapping on his helmet for a motorcycle ride around beautiful Duluth. He might take off his cap so he can take his favorite two girls (his wife, Nancy, and daughter) out to Bridgeman’s Tuesday nights. Jeff's parents met at Lakeview, and he has been part of the Lakeview family his entire life. Jeff loves serving the Lord here at Lakeview. Tip your hat the next time you see him!
Don’t let Don’s quiet demeanor mislead you. This man is tireless. He quietly cleans, does electric or mechanical work in our church. Don and his wife have a traditional Friday night date. He loves golfing, the cabin and exploring the Twin Ports area. Don has always enjoyed taking care of our church and its impact on people. After 12 years of serving at Lakeview we hope his energy will continue to bless our church family.
Shelly is Our Number One Volunteer! “Volunteer” means to serve willingly and she is always up for helping others! She gladly cleans up and preps the sanctuary, picks up the phone in the office and sets up for Celebrate Recovery. Her cheerful attitude is contagious and has been cheering others up at Lakeview for over 2 years. She loves to look out at the lake from her apartment, snuggling up with her cat Bently as she rests up for another day of service.
We are glad to welcome Joe Florestano as our Youth Ministry Intern, however, he is no stranger to Lakeview. He attended here for 7 years before leaving for college. Joe is married to Megan and they have a son. On a free night you’d find him taking a family walk or reading a book. He loves the youth of this church, and has had a front row seat watching them grow in their faith.
Three words that would describe me would be: creative, helpful, and adventurous . When I need a break from studying for a college exam or have a day off of work, I usually put on some hiking boots and grab my camera to snap some pictures around Duluth. I also love reading a good book or listening to music when the weather is not nice enough to adventure outside. My favorite family activity would have to be camping. Every summer over the Fourth of July, you can find us camping in Wisconsin enjoying the lake, sun, friends, family, and delicious food. Working at Lakeview with both the middle and high school students have been such a blessing. Seeing the students grow stronger in their relationship with the Lord, getting to know all of them, and answering their questions as best as I can has been a joyous experience. As an intern, I have been at Lakeview for about one year. As a student, I have been at Lakeview for about six years.
Lakeview's Leadership Team is responsible for building, maintaining, and overseeing the spiritual welfare of the congregation and for visioning, directing, and overseeing all ministries and business affairs of Lakeview Covenant Church.
I have been attending Lakeview since 2006 when I came to Duluth for college, and have been a member since 2015 with my wife, Jessica. We've been married for 8 years, and have been blessed with two sweet children- Caleb (2), and Evelyn (8 months). I am just about to finish up my second year as Executive Director of Wilderness Experience, which is a locally focused outdoor ministry. I have been involved in the life of the church through AWANA, community groups, and the worship team. I look forward to what the Lord has planned for me in the future, and I am honored to serve on the Leadership Team.
Fred and Sharon Lund joined Lakeview Covenant Church in the Fall of 2010 after serving for 40 years in pastoral ministry. They served both in Brazil, and churches in Minnesota. Since joining Lakeview Fred has served on the Outreach Committee and Evangelism Committee. Both he and Sharon serve as church greeters. Fred has also filled Lakeview's pulpit when requested by pastoral staff. Fred and Sharon have been married for 52 years. They are blessed with two daughters, a son, and one grandchild.
God brought my family to Lakeview Covenant in 2006 and we became official members in 2011. My husband Bryan and I have 4 children who range in age of 14 to 4. Over the years I have been involved in Sunday School, VBS, Kids Korner, AWANA, Adventurous Christians/Small Group/Community Groups, Hope for the Children Ministry and the Lead Pastor Search Committee. I have also had the privilege of joining many Lakeview bible studies and CBS (Community Bible Study). I work part-time as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Essentia Health Duluth Clinic. We also homeschool our three oldest children. Lakeview and our church family has been instrumental in my spiritual growth and journey. My husband and I have a great love for Lakeview and our church family and we want this church to be God honoring in all it does. I do not take the role as a Leadership Committee member lightly and will give my full abilities to serving Lakeview well.
My wife, Elaine, and I have been members of Lakeview Covenant Church for the past 20+ years. Since joining Lakeview, I have been involved in teaching Adult Bible studies, Community Bible Study (CBS), Stephen Ministry and the kitchen team for Celebrate Recovery. I have served on the Leadership Team for several years.
It’s been a great blessing to have been a member of Lakeview since 2003. My wife, Lynn, and I have been married 20+ years and have two boys in high school--Matthew and Graham. Aside from being a part of Lakeview for many years, we have also had the privilege of being involved with a wonderful community group for the past four years. In my time at Lakeview, I have taught Sunday School and AWANA, and currently serve as an adult leader for the Wednesday night youth group. I am also a member of the church’s counting team. It is a big step outside my comfort zone to serve on the Leadership Team, but I trust the Lord will provide as I am called to that position. I put my faith in Jesus when I was 9 or 10 years old, and I believe the Bible is the best source of guidance for my life and for our church.
My family and I have attended Lakeview since 2003. I have loved being a 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Sunday school teacher, chaperoning youth retreats, going on youth missions trips, co-leading BOOM girls (a Bible study open to all girls ages 6th grade and up), being on and chairing the Missions Team, and especially being a part of the body of Christ at Lakeview. God has demonstrated His steadfast love in our lives through His amazing people at Lakeview and His faithful, consistent, transforming love. I am grateful to play a part here, whatever He has for me.
My wife Jennifer, daughters Anna and Elsa and I have been attending Lakeview for the last 13 years, since we moved to Duluth. My wife and I became members shortly after we started attending. One of my great joys and pleasures has been serving in the youth ministry teaching the junior and senior high Sunday school for many years. That age in my life was such a pivotal time in developing my personal faith in Jesus, and serving there has been a way for me to pass on all that was given to me by so many dedicated adult leaders and mentors. I have also enjoyed leading a community group with my wonderful wife. I was blessed to have served on a search committee that brought a children's pastor to our church family. After college, I spent two years in full time youth ministry, which God used to teach me so many lessons on trust, faith and how the body of Christ works. With great anticipation I look forward to the next chapter in the life of our church, and I am honored to serve as part of the church leadership.
Loretta and I began attending Lakeview and became members in 1997. I have served on the Elder Board, Leadership Team, Nominating Committee and several of the Ministry Teams. I have been to Alaska Christian College several times on mission trips. I currently facilitate a Men’s study group on Thursday nights and Loretta and I also attend Community Bible Study here on Monday evenings. Loretta and I have two adult children and a five year old granddaughter. I retired in August of 2015 as the Lake County Assessor and stay busy with home projects, driving a DTA STRIDE bus two days a week, fishing, hunting, reading and volunteer opportunities.