Our Staff

Office HoursMonday thru Friday 9 AM - 4 PM  |  218.525.6625  |  Church Office Ext. 111

  • RICH THEILEN

    INTERIM LEAD PASTOR     EXT. 114    RICH@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    Pastor Rich Theilen grew up in the Twin Cities and has spent most of his life and ministry in and around Minnesota. As a Covenant pastor, he has served churches in both permanent and interim roles in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and British Columbia, Canada. He has a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Sioux Falls Seminary. He’s also a graduate of Minnehaha Academy. Before entering ministry, Rich worked in the Oil and Chemical packaging industry in St. Paul. Over the years, Rich has held a variety of other community and professional leadership roles, and has taught Systematic Theology at Solid Rock School of Discipleship. His wife Cheryl is a native of Wooster, Ohio, a graduate of North Park University, and serves as director of administration for the Northwest Conference. Their daughter Kristin is also a North Park alumna and works at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy, a classical charter school in the Twin Cities. In addition to ministry activities, Rich enjoys managing several family-owned farms in Southwest Minnesota, doing light construction projects, playing board games, watching World War II movies, and hanging out with their dog, Katie. As a family, they have enjoyed extensive travel, both in the U.S. and abroad.


  • RYAN STARR

    PASTOR OF  WORSHIP ARTS     EXT. 113     RYAN@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG



  • EVAN KOLDING

    PASTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES     EXT. 121     EVAN@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    Evan joined Lakeview Covenant's staff in 2018, coming from over a decade of youth ministry on the West Coast. He received his undergraduate degree from North Park University and his Masters of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Evan is passionate about creating and facilitating transformative discipleship relationships and experiences for youth in ways that impact the church as a whole. You'll often hear him talk about the necessity of intergernational discipleship, the importance of Scripture, and the adventures of living in mission with God in our neighborhoods, city, and world! He is married to Christina and they have three daughters. Evan loves to be outside on the trails, at the park, drinking third-wave coffee, eating new foods, and spending time with people of all backgrounds. 

  • PENNY LABERGE

    PARISH NURSE COORDINATOR     EXT. 123     PARISHNURSE@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    Penny loves to listen. She has listened to God for over 22 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.

  • CORRINA KORTHALS

    OFFICE COORDINATOR     EXT. 111     CORRINA@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    After 16 years of teaching middle school, Corrina was ready for anything. She first started leading at Lakeview in 2006 as a volunteer in Women’s Ministries and eventually joined staff as the full-time Office Coordinator in 2013. She considers a good day filled with helping people get connected with the people and ministries 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, sitting around the fire pit with friends and family, enjoying the views of Lake Superior.

  • DEB JOHNSON

    CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES OFFICE ADMIN.    EXT. 110     DEB@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    Over 25 years ago, with 3 littles at home, Deb began serving in Lakeview’s nursery. Now, those “littles” are adults 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 doing behind the scenes prep for our LCC middle and high schoolers. She loves quiet morning devotions, morning coffee and their dog Kirby. And with their new “empty nest” status, the Johnsons take advantage of date nights at the movies, trying out a new restaurant in town and spending time with family and friends at their cabin.

  • ANN ANDERSON

    CELEBRATE RECOVERY director     ANN@lakeviewcovenant.org

    Over 14 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!” 

  • JILL BROMAN

    BOOKKEEPER     EXT. 134     JILL@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    Jill starts every day with a brisk walk before she walks into the doors at Lakeview as she has for over 25 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 and grandchildren here in Duluth and travel the country to visit her two sons, Anders and Bjorn, in beautiful South Carolina to soak up some warm and rejuvenating sunshine!

  • JEFF BROMAN

    FACILITIES MANAGER     EXT. 135    JEFF@LAKEVIEWCOVENANT.ORG

    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!

  • BEN ERICKSON

    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

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  • SHELLY EDER

    FACILITIES & OFFICE VOLUNTEER/CHILDCARE STAFF

    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 on Thursday nights. Her cheerful attitude is contagious and has been cheering others up at Lakeview for over 7 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.