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Our Pastoral Staff


Lon & Sonya Bjornrud

Our Lead Pastor, Lon Bjornrud, and his wife Sonya have been married 26 years and have two young adult daughters.  Pastor Lon is the primary teacher for our Sunday morning services.  Lon enjoys investing in, journeying alongside, and learning from people of all ages.  Besides teaching and shepherding the Living Hope community as a whole, Lon also oversees our student ministry.  He has been enjoying this ministry to students in the St. Francis/East Bethel community since 1995.  Lon refers to himself as a (senior pastor/youth pastor) "hybrid"-- a role based around his heart and gifts.  Sonya works as administrative staff part-time with the church, volunteers in the youth ministry, and oversees Children's Ministries in a volunteer role.


Mike & Vickie Olson

Our Associate Pastor, Mike Olson, and his wife Vickie have been married 4 years and have a baby daughter.  They joined Living Hope in 2019 and have enjoyed ministry in the community and in our church family.  Mike works part-time as the Associate Pastor at Living Hope and part-time as a realtor.  At Living Hope Mike oversees Worship, Small Groups, and the Young Adult Ministry.  Like Pastor Lon, Mike greatly enjoys spending time with students and is an integral part of the student ministry.   Vickie is a professional photographer.

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