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Pastor Lindean was called to serve CtK in 2008, after serving congregations in Kalispell, MT and Phoenix, AZ.  She is a proud graduate of the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and has continued her studies in the Master of Public Administration program at Montana State University.  She and her husband, Pastor Grant, have two elementary-aged daughters.  Pastor Lindean is a Girl Scout leader, a board member for Lutheran Campus Ministry and Christikon Lutheran Camp, and a regular panelist on the Gallatin Valley Interfaith Forum.  She enjoys travel, reading, baking bread and breaking bread with friends old and new.

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Pastor Grant began serving Christ the King in 2008 with Pastor Lindean, after serving congregations in Phoenix, Chicago, and rural Illinois.  Grant earned a B.A. in History from California Lutheran University and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary. He first realized that he wanted to be a pastor when he worked at church camp for two summers while in college.  He enjoys downhill skiing and tent camping with his family, cooking northern Italian cuisine, reading American history,  and experiencing the goodness of God’s world in the people he meets both near and far-away. 

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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

JP grew up in Bellingham and Lakewood, WA.  He attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA earning a degree in religion with a minor in music.  He continued his education at the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.  Upon finishing seminary JP was called to serve as the Associate Pastor of Adult Education and Pastoral Care at Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, NE.  After 5 years he moved to Omaha serving as the Associate Pastor of Congregational Life at Dundee Presbyterian Church.  From 2014 to 2016 he served as pastor at First Presbyterian Church (Anaconda) and the Church of the Big Hole (Melrose, Wise River and Wisdom).  In 2016 Christ the King Lutheran Church (Bozeman) called him to serve as the Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries.  JP is now  in a shared ministry role with Lutheran Campus Ministry at Montana State University as the Campus Pastor and at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  

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Dawn Byrd

Office and Facility Manager

Dawn was born in Minneapolis, MN, spent her childhood years in Alexandria and Thief River Falls, MN, and her teen years in Kenmare, ND where she graduated from high school and married her high school sweetheart, Bruce. They moved to Bozeman in the summer of 1991, where Bruce managed the West Main Town Pump store.

Dawn and her husband, Bruce, are blessed to have two grown sons, Dustin and Adam, and five grandchildren, all living in the Gallatin Valley.

Dawn was hired as the church secretary in October 1992 and her current title is the Office/Facility Manager. She is likely the first person you'll speak to or meet when you call or drop by the church 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-2:30pm

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Tana Malmo

Ministry and Media Coordinator

Tana was hired as the Ministry and Media Coordinator for Christ the King Lutheran Church in 2017.   Tana grew up in Butte, MT and attended Montana State University earning a degree in Elementary Education with a specialty in mathematics.  She continued her education earning her MBA from City University in Bellevue, WA while working a 31 year career in Silverdale, WA in the field of Human Resources for the Department of the Navy.  Upon retirement, Tana and her husband, Jay, relocated to Bozeman, MT to be near their daughter and her family which includes their three grandsons, the 3 Ps!

Tana is currently working flexible hours from home.  One of her taskings is setting up volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve at CtK, let Tana know and she will work to make that happen for you!  There are lots of fun and exciting ways to get involved as you worship, learn and serve at CtK!

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Kristofer Olsen

Adult Choir Director

Kris was hired as the Adult Choir Director at CtK early October 2014. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, usually at 6:00pm, September-May, and sing during worship several times a month.  

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Gabrielle Dorrence

Worship Technician

If you have watched any of our online worship services, then you have seen Gabby's work.  Gabby runs our projection booth on Sunday mornings enabling individuals to participate in worship no matter where they are located.  


2022-2023 Church Council
The Church Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.


Barb Nolan, President

VACANT, Vice President

Jeff Benson, Treasurer

Libby Ellwood, Secretary


Nicole Anderson

Libby Ellwood

Kristin Harney

Barry Jeide

Katie Keehr

Katherine (Kat) Ulgenes