church staff

Christ the King Lutheran Church is served by a dedicated and talented staff. 

Please email them or call the church office if you have any questions. 

  • Rev. Lindean Barnett Christenson

    Pastor Lindean began serving with her husband, Pastor Grant, as Christ the King's pastors in 2008, after serving congregations in Kalispell and Phoenix (and doing her seminary internship year at Christ the King 1999-2000).
    Lindean earned a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and a B.A. in Scandinavian Area Studies from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!), and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary.

    She enjoys travel, reading, music, camping, baking, hanging out with friends, and being surprised by how God works in the world (and, as a mom of girls ages four and six, an uninterrupted night of sleep and an empty laundry basket).


    Email Pastor Lindean

  • Rev. grant Barnett Christenson

    Pastor Grant earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. He came to CtK in August 2008 from Phoenix, Arizona, where he and Pastor Lindean served two different congregations. He has also served parishes in the Chicago area and in rural South-Central Illinois. He is married to Pastor Lindean Barnett Christenson. They have two daughters, Ingrid and Marit, ages 4 and 6 years.


    Email Pastor Grant

  • Rev. JP Carlson

    JP began serving as the Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries at CtK in September 2016.


    The son of a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor, JP was raised in the church, attending Sunday School, participating in youth group, going to church camp, singing in the choir, and engaging in a whole host of other activities associated with congregational life. His childhood home is western Washington, specifically Bellingham and Lakewood. He received a B.A. in religious studies and a minor in music at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Immediately after college he went to Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.


    Since 2005 he has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, NE as the Associate Pastor of Adult Education and Pastoral Care, 2005-2011; Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, NE as the Associate Pastor of Congregational Life, 2011-2014; and First Presbyterian Church-Anaconda & The Church of the Big Hole in Anaconda, Melrose, Wise River and Wisdom, MT as Solo Pastor, 2014-2016. 

    His wife, Mary Alice Carlson, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Montana State University. They have two children, ages 14 & 9. His family enjoys skiing/snowboarding, hiking, walking their dogs, and watching Seahawks football, among other things. JP is a big fan of coffee shops, books on theology, punny jokes, choral music, movies, and Seattle sports teams. 

  • Dawn Byrd

    Dawn is CtK's Office and Facility Manager. Dawn has been on the church staff since October 1992. She's likely the first person you'll speak to or meet when you call or drop by the office. Please call or email Dawn for more information about the congregation or any of our ministries or events.

    Her office hours are Monday & Friday 8am-2pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8am-noon and 1pm-5pm.


    Phone: 406-587-4131, 406-587-9789

    Email Dawn

  • Ronald Hanson

    Ron has been the church custodian since January 2011.


  • Amy Riley came to Bozeman from Broadus, MT, to attend MSU's School of Engineering. She began as CtK's Nursery Attendant Sunday, August 6th. Please be sure to stop in the Nursery and welcome Amy to Christ the King Lutheran Church and Bozeman, MT.

    Amy will be CtK's nursery attendant; the face you will most likely see in the nursery every Sunday morning, 8:45am-11:45am and during special services or events

  • Kristofer olsen

    Kris was hired as the Adult Choir Director at CtK early October 2014. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, usually at 6pm, September-May, and sing during worship several times a month.

2017 CHurch council

The Church Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. 


Sharon Beehler, Vice-President (not pictured below)

Kurt Blunck, Treasurer

Jennifer Erickson

Julian Gaub

Joe Green

Laura Holte, Secretary

Cel Iversen

Barb Nolan, President

Wes Schon (not pictured below)