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REV. LINDEAN BARNETT CHRISTENSON

Co-Pastor

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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REV. GRANT BARNETT CHRISTENSON

Co-Pastor

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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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, (both are Bozeman High School alumni), 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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Andrea Keene

Children's, Youth & Family Ministries Director

Andrea was hired on September 19th, 2022, as CtK's Director of Children's, Youth and Family Ministries.

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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.  

 

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Rev. JP Carlson

Lutheran Campus Ministry Pastor (Montana State University)

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.  
In 2016 Christ the King Lutheran Church (Bozeman) called him to serve as the Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries. 
In the fall of 2022 JP was called as the Campus Pastor at Lutheran Campus Ministry at Montana State University.

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Meet CtK Church Council Member, Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson is currently a student at Montana State University (MSU) entering her fifth year of studying music education. She is a Bozeman native and decided to stay in Bozeman to attend college so that she could stay close to her family, friends, and to have the opportunity to join the MSU Spirit of the West Marching Band, which is her favorite activity.  

Nicole was born, baptized, and raised in the CtK congregation, attending worship services with her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She attended VBS, Service Plunge, weekly youth group, and two ELCA Youth Gatherings during her growing up years and loved them all!  Between her college studies and working in the winter as a ski instructor, Nicole is a busy bee who tries to get to church whenever she can!

Nicole’s favorite hymn is “Send Us Out” because of its lively beat and message of going out and growing in community through God. She believes God has called her to find and create community wherever she can by showing kindness and connecting with everyone she meets. She joined the CtK church council to represent the college-age group ensuring they have a voice in the congregation.  While Nicole did not get a star word this year, she has hung on to her start word from years past, wisdom. She has been living out wisdom as she strives to learn more at school and in life as a real adult.   

We are grateful for Nicole’s ongoing dedication to CtK as she continues to worship, learn and serve. 

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

 

Barb Nolan, President

Jeff Benson, Treasurer

Libby Ellwood, Secretary

COUNCIL MEMBERS AT-LARGE

Nicole Anderson

Libby Ellwood

Kristin Harney

Barry Jeide

Katie Keehr

Katherine (Kat) Ulgenes