Our Pastor



The Reverend Don Stauty serves as  Pastor for both Gloria Dei and Redeemer. He has been the Dual Parish Pastor since 2007 prior to which he served as Pastor at Redeemer. He went to college at UMD and then He participated in the DELTO  to become a Pastor through Concordia Seminary. Upon his completion of his theological studies he was ordained and then installed as Pastor of  Redeemer.  When the vacancy occurred at Gloria Dei, he accepted the call to serve as the Dual Parish Pastor and was installed in 2007. 

Pastor Stauty and his wife Pam have made their home in rural Virginia since 1990. He and  Pam have been married for over 30 years. Together they have two grown sons, Joe and Karl,  who live and work in the area. In September of 2015, son Karl was united in marriage to Laura. They make their home in rural Eveleth. Laura and Karl's first child, Ava Brielle Stauty, was born on Sunday, January 24, 2021. She was baptized into Christ on Sunday, February 28. In November of 2018, son Joe was united in marriage to Maggie and together they make their home along with Maggie's son Gideon in rural Virginia. On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Jedediah George Stauty was born to Joe and Maggie. He is a very welcome addition to the Stauty family. Joe and Maggie's third son was born Saturday, February 20, 2021. Little Cyrus Michael Stauty will be baptized into Christ in the very near future.  Pam works at the Laurentian Clinic in Virginia.  Along with their new roles as Grandparents which they love, the Stauty's love sailing on Lake Superior in their spare time. Pastor loves just being in the woods, enjoying the beauty of God's creation. He always has a story about the many critters that visit their country home. He is enjoying the opportunity to teach his four grandchildren about Jesus Christ and the many wonders in the world God created.

Pastor Stauty is at Gloria Dei on Mondays and Wednesdays and at Redeemer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His busy schedule keeps him in his vehicle a great deal of the time but you can always reach him these days by leaving a message on one of the church phones. The Pastor will call you back. His door is always open to visitors or anyone who just wants to talk. We at both churches feel very blessed to have him serving as our Shepherd.


Kristin Ryan is the Church Secretary. She is in the office at Gloria Dei on Wednesdays and works from home the rest of the time. She can always be reached by email at gloriadeisecretary@gmail.com. She will respond within 24 hours. 

Kristin is married to husband Dan. They have two children, Charlie and Annie. Kristin also works at Essentia Health.

Dan and Kristin are members at Gloria Dei.

When Kristin is busy with her full time job and her family, Cheri Nordby fills in as Secretary. She is a wife  to husband Sam and mother to her three children whom she home schools. She and her family have been members of Gloria Dei for many years, Cheri having been baptized at Gloria Dei as a baby. She is always at the ready to help out with the Secretarial duties. 



Gloria Dei Council Members


President - David Pike

Vice President - 

Elders Chair - 

Benevolence Co-Chairs - Linda Koskela/Leanne Lundstrom

Properties Chair - John Dahl

Secretary - Mike Larson

Treasurer - Peter Esala

Financial Secretary - DeeDee Clemenson

Gloria Dei Elders

Gary Esala, Dan Ryan, David Pike, David Tuominen, Mike Larson, Sam Nordby, Mike Rutemeyer



Redeemer Council Members


President - Wayne Kivela

Vice President - 

Secretary - Joan Krulc

Treasurer  - Marcia Vietanen

Financial Secretary - Shirley Heglund

Redeemer Trustees

Maynard Schumacher, Ron Scherle,