Our Leadership Team

  • JAck Renick

    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. Loretta and I attend Community Bible Study via Zoom on Monday evenings. Loretta and I have two adult children and a seven year old granddaughter. I retired in August of 2015 as the Lake County Assessor and stay busy with home projects, woodworking, fishing, hunting, reading and volunteer opportunities. I believe my life experiences, years at Lakeview, wisdom and patience make me a good member of the Leadership Team.

  • ann ludolph, Chair

    I have been a member at Lakeview for 19 years. Currently, I am the NICU Assistant Head Nurse at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center. I am married to Steve. We have 2 grown children. I have served on the Leadership Team multiple years. I have also been a member of many different search committees at Lakeview. For many years, I have served in Children's and Youth Ministries at Lakeview, as well. I feel my spiritual gift of leadership will definitely contribute to the leadership team by helping me to be a contributing member of the team with decisions that need to be made and plans that need creating.

  • jennifer borkholder, Financial Officer

    Jennifer Borkholder and her husband Brian began attending Lakeview Covenant in early 2013 and became members in June 2015. They joined a Community Group right away and quickly began serving as Greeters, as another way to get to know others in the church. Jennifer has helped serve in the kitchen, at the Welcome Center, in the Prayer Ministry, in the Choir, and assisted with the annual financial audit. She is also part of the Usher Team and the Hospitality Team. Jennifer recently retired as the Comptroller for the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet, where she was responsible for the Band's Accounting, Payroll, and Benefit offices. In her free time she likes to take their dogs for a walk, relax at the lake, have friends over for a meal, or travel. Jennifer became a Christian as a four year old and grew up in a home with two Christian parents and one brother in central Illinois. She grew up in a small non-denominational Bible church and has attended Baptist churches in the state of Virginia and here in Duluth, prior to coming to Lakeview. She loves being a part of the Covenant Fellowship now and has a conservative approach to church life. She loves the Word of God and strives to continue learning and applying it to her life every day. She is excited to see how the Lord will use her to serve the church staff, the congregation, the fellowship, and our missionaries using her gifts of hospitality and organization. However, at the same time, being open to grow in new directions and serve in new ways. She is trusting the Lord and knows that this opportunity will be such a blessing!

  • loren janson, secretary

    I have been attending Lakeview for over 60 years and I have been a member for about 40 years. I am a retired Chemist as of 4 1/2 years ago. My wife Sue and I were married at Lakeview in February 1983. We have three married daughters and a total of 10 grandchildren. Over the years I have served in a variety of ministries ranging from leading college and adult Sunday School to serving on the former Elder Board, Leadership Team and ministry teams. Now Sue and I jointly head up the Hospitality Ministry Team. This works well with our passion for preparing and serving meals to large groups of people. Also, since the beginning of the CR Ministry at Lakeview almost 11 years ago, Sue and I have provided a weekly meal for 20 to 120 people. My spiritual gifts that strengthen the Leadership Team are a sense of perspective and patience. Hopefully God has blessed me with some measure of wisdom through these years and I know that he's still showing me how to be patient.

  • nate johnson

    In 2009, I moved to Duluth for a faculty position in the department of Civil Engineering at UMD. I have had some small administrative responsibilities, but my main priorities at UMD have been teaching and research. After growing up in the Brainerd Lakes area, I studied at universities in New Jersey and Texas before landing at UMD. My wife, Rebekah, and I joined Lakeview in 2011. We have four children: Kate, Luke, Abby, and Claire. At Lakeview, I have served in children’s ministries as a Sunday school teacher for several years, played periodically with the music team, and served on a pastoral search committee. My family has hosted a community group in our home in Woodland for about 5 years. I believe that my spiritual gifts include discernment, teaching, and mercy and I have a desire to see the church fulfill God’s calls to discipleship and outreach. I think that these passions, combined with organizational leadership and administrative experience, position me to contribute effectively to the Leadership Team at Lakeview.

  • Rick Johnson

    My wife, Deb and I became members at Lakeview Covenant Church shortly after we moved to Duluth in 1995. I am an anesthesiologist working primarily at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. I was born and raised in Minnesota. I was married to my wife Deb in 1991. We have three grown children (Matt, Eric and Hannah) who grew up attending Lakeview Covenant Church and are now all living in the Twin Cities area. I have served in various areas at Lakeview in the past years. When my kids were younger, I was involved in teaching Wednesday night youth programs, and Confirmation. I have also served on the elder board many years ago. More recently, I have been involved in participating and helping to lead a small group Bible study. I think experience, perseverance and watching both successes and failures in one's spiritual walk can give us the opportunity to gain wisdom and nurture our spiritual gifts. I would hope my past experiences in the church can help me promote and be an advocate for Children and Youth Ministries, community groups and other ministries that Lakeview is involved in. I believe that the Bible is the source of all truth and is the standard to which all decisions need to be measured against. 

  • greg mason

    My wife and I have been going to Lakeview for 13 years since we moved here after I finished medical training. I currently am the section Chair of pediatric hospital and ICU medicine at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital - Essentia Health and Chief of pediatrics for St. Mary’s Medical Center here in town.  I currently sit on multiple committees and teach advanced life support for pediatrics. I enjoy cooking and have enjoyed repair work and woodworking as some of my hobbies. My family includes the most popular of us, Rachel Mason, who brings the music wagon into the younger Sunday school classes, and my four children Sarah, Noah, Hannah and Isaiah. In the past I have taught Sunday school, organized the Awana Grand Prix, and made meals for college students.  All of this of course could not be possible without much help from my family and others in the church. In discussing spiritual gifts that I have to offer, I become very practical. I am able to look at things objectively with a high amount of self in situational awareness - trying to predict the outcome and any other points of view. I enjoy the details of operation and communication - placing the answer in context to help people move through difficult or critical conversations.  If you ask my children, they will tell you my favorite sayings, “what is right, and what is the goal“. My prayer is always wisdom, discernment, and awareness of His Word. 

  • Meghan Fisher

    My family (parents and siblings) have called Lakeview our church home since 1999; it has been the place where I have been raised to know and embody the story of God from a small child to the present day. Officially, my husband and I have been members for about 5 years.  I currently serve as the Team Lead for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national university campus ministry organization. As a campus minister of 6+ years, I wear many hats and have the privilege of trying my hand at many professional opportunities and experiences, but the majority of my job requires me to be well-versed and skilled in pastoral care, life coaching, public speaking, theological & biblical training, curriculum development, leadership development, biblical exegesis/teaching, and team leadership training. I also received a Masters in Analytic & Exegetical Theology from the University of St Andrews 3 years ago. I am deeply passionate about creating and democratizing theological content for the church that is often only found in the University, for I
    believe that the intersection of both the church and the University is a powerful source of
    discipleship for God's kingdom people.   I am married to my favorite human on the planet, Jacob, who also works with me in campus ministry; you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone as wise and kind and in love with Jesus.  Together, we get to be called Mama and Dada by our sweet Lucy (17 months) who truly lives up to her namesake as a bringer of light.  Over the course of my years at Lakeview, I have served in multiple areas, including but not limited to: volunteering with child-care, leading a Sunday school class for college ministry, singing and leading on the worship team, and occasionally getting to jump in for assistant teaching in classes and other Sunday morning happenings.  I truly believe that the only thing each and every one of us contributes is nothing more than the outflowing of God's generous Spirit in us -- the one in whom we live and move and have our being. That being said, over the course of my time in ministry I have noticed that I tend to bring some level of thoughtfulness, a desire to listen to God's Spirit in team settings, a longing to be present to and care for those who are easily forgotten, and an evangelistic hunger to tell the story of God in beautiful and redemptive ways.