Pastor Zachary T. Klumpp was ordained on Saturday, July 15, 2023 and installed as Pastor of the Dual Parishes of Redeemer and Gloria Dei at the same service. His first Divine Services were held on Sunday, July 16 at the respective times at each Church location. Pastor Klumpp was born and raised in south-eastern Michigan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History from Hillsdale College. He worked in the energy and aviation industries from 2007 to 2014, in Wyoming and Michigan. He married his childhood sweetheart while living in Wyoming, where he also was encouraged by his pastor to consider entering the ministry. Back in Michigan, Zachary worked for several years for a small business producing industrial equipment. In 2019, with a growing family, he began training to become a pastor in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Klumpp served as vicar at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN, and graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity in May, 2023. Pastor Klumpp and Kellie have five children. The family enjoys hiking, foraging for wild foods, board-games, singing, learning local history, and seeing Christ at work in His Church through the Word and sacraments.
The members of both Gloria Dei and Redeemer are very excited to welcome Pastor Klumpp as their new Shepherd and look forward to the journey of faith this new relationship will bring to all members as well as the Pastor and his family.
Marcia Vietanen has been Secretary previously and upon the resignation of Kristin Ryan who served well for five years, agreed to fill the position for the coming year in order to assist the new Pastor. Marcia is married to Ron for nearly 57 years ( November of 1966) and together they have three children, eight grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. They have been members of the LC-MS Dual Parish congregations since 1982. They both serve the Lord in various capacities since both are retired. Marcia loves to read, watch TV, talk with the grandkids, make cards, visit with the neighbors and their families and just loves life in general. She loves Bible Studies and serving on the council of Redeemer.
Gloria Dei Council Members
President - David Pike
Vice President - Josh Logan
Elders Chair - Dan Ryan
Benevolence Co-Chairs - Linda Koskela/Leanne Lundstrom
Properties Chair - John Dahl
Secretary - Mike Larson
Treasurer - Peter Esala
Financial Secretary - DeeDee Clemenson
Gloria Dei Elders
Dan Ryan, David Pike, David Tuominen, Mike Larson, Sam Nordby, Mike Rodemeyer, Josh Logan
Redeemer Council Members
President - Wayne Kivela
Vice President -
Secretary - Joan Krulc
Treasurer - Marcia Vietanen
Financial Secretary - Shirley Heglund, Lesley Heglund, Craig Heglund
Properties chair - John Frederick
Maynard Schumacher, Ron Scherle,
Elders - Dennis Cloose