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Senior Pastor

Pastor Jillene Gallatin

Jillene Gallatin

  • Pastor Jillene is married to Peter and has two sons, Van and Grant and two dogs Max and Cody.
  • She received her BA in Communications from St. Ben’s in 1996.  While in college she traveled to Ireland and China.  She received her MDiv from Luther Seminary in 2001.
  • Pastor Jillene has finished three triathlons and her family was chosen to be on a game show for the Wii Fit that aired on Nickelodeon.
  • A few of Pastor Jillene’s favorite Bible verses are Matthew 28:19-20, Philippians 4:13, and Isaiah 43:1.


Suzie Porter

Suzie Porter

  • Suzie has 2 children, Bryce and Jackson. (And 2 dogs, Diego and Jillian.)
  • She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where she received her B.A. in Elementary Education. She has served as the Program Director at Luther Crest Bible Camp and has worked with youth at Bethesda Lutheran Church, both located in Alexandria, MN. Currently, she is pursuing her Associate in Ministry and M.A. in Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary.
  • Suzie enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, reading, camping, being a mom, and trips to the Boundary Waters with family.
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Little Children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” – 1 John 3:18

Children and Family Ministries Coordinator

Laura Morlock

Laura Morlock

Laura Morlock


  • Laura grew up in Moorhead, MN…Go Spuds!
  • She attended Concordia College in Moorhead where she received her B.A. in Religion and Youth Ministry.
  • She served as the Program Director for Pathways Lutheran Outdoor Ministries for seven years before moving to Associate Director.
  • Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, singing, reading, pickles, enjoying the lakes, traveling and car washes.

Administration Secretary

Teri Buschette

Teri Buschette

  • Born in Indiana, moved a lot before finding home in Minnesota
  • Has 2 grown children Jared and Travis
  • Has been a member of TLC since 1984 and the Admin. Secretary since January 2003. What a great place to be!
  • Hobbies include playing volleyball, reading, traveling and being a mom & friend

Worship/Choir Accompanist & Worship Music Coordinator

April Spaeth

April Spaeth

April Spaeth

  • April Spaeth was born and raised in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from DLHS in 2005 and then moved to Bozeman, MT, where she attended college at Montana State University.
  • April is an MMTA and MTNA certified private piano teacher. April is the music teacher for Frazee-Vergas elementary school. She also performs at local restaurants, for weddings and special events.
  • April and Ben have two daughters, Aeriana and Addison.
  • April enjoys being a mom, shopping, her side business with Stella & Dot and sharing the gift of music with everyone!


Dan Derouin

Dan Derouin

Dan Derouin

  • Married to Pat.
  • Has 4 grown children Bryce, Janae, Jill and Tyler.
  • Is retired from the United States Postal Service.
  • Has an AA in Accounting.
  • Is an outdoor enthusiast, likes camping, ice fishing and watching high school sports.
  • Favorite Bible verse:  His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; (Isaiah 11:3 NRSV)

Employment Opportunities

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