Church Leadership

Church Council

Church council is divided into 5 deacons and 5 trustees, these are the church leaders that oversee the daily activities of the church and set the course for the future of the church.

Church Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month @ 8:00 pm

Board of Deacons

  • Laurie Krueger (Vice-President)
  • Adam Beers (Secretary)
  • Jason Beyer
  • Sue Anderson
  • Todd Wells
  • Pastor Denton Bennet

Board of Trustees

  • Andrew Hauger (President)
  • Curt Frederiksen
  • Rob Hansen
  • Christ Petersen
  • Brian Meier

Committees & Their Roles

Board of Education

The board of education works to promote all avenues of education in our congregation. This includes Sunday school, adult education, and youth programs.

  • April Beyer (Superintendent)
  • Brenda Anderson
  • Kari Smith
  • Jenni Runck
  • Pastor Denton Bennet

Board of Stewardship

The board of stewardship works to develop and grow our congregation’s stewardship and outreach efforts. Stewardship is the proper usage of all that God has given us, time, talents, and finances.

  • Patti Mude
  • Kay Pingeon
  • Lisa Arnoldi
  • Michelle Anderson
  • Katie Beers
  • Joy Wells
  • Pastor Denton Bennet

Board of Worship Planning

All worship planning is handled by this group. This includes music selection, special services throughout the year, and the choir.

  • Jodi Dalsgaard
  • Peggy Martius
  • Jen Eberhard
  • Janelle Tews
  • Marian Thorston
  • Linda Meier
  • Pastor Denton Bennet

Mission Endowment

Fund’s mission work above and beyond programs supported by regular offerings.


This person is the custodian of funds and disburses funds following the wishes of the congregation.

Financial Secretary

Keeps record of congregational giving and other contributions.

Luther League Advisors

Oversee the Luther League activities, plan activities, and serve as leaders in the group.

Luther League Advisors

Oversee the Luther League activities, plan activities, and serve as leaders in the group.

Flower Committee

Ensure proper floral arrangements for all services held within the church.

Altar Committee

Responsible for the placement of decorations for worship services, cleans and keeps up the altar and communion ware.


Greet all people as they enter and exit the building during any events. Assists in any need a member or visitor has while in the building.

Mission & Outreach

We are a church that comes together to worship, but we don’t stay here! We are on the move in our community and in our lives carrying out the Great Commission. These are some of the ways that we live out our calling, either through financial support, volunteering, or both:

  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • St. John’s Home
  • Rally Day in the Park
  • Riverside Days Parade
  • Riverside Days Community Worship
  • Thanksgiving Community Worship
  • SAFE Food Voucher program
  • Quilter’s
  • The Banquet
  • VBS
  • Help Your Neighbor Sunday
  • Springfield Area Food Shelf
  • Luther House of Study\St. Paul’s Seminary
  • World Hunger
  • Mission Mexico
  • India Missions
  • SON – Spiritual Orphans Network
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Springfield School Teachers
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Operation Christmas Joy