Grow in Faith. Go in Grace. Serve the Lord.
Established in 1943, Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church is a Christian community of believers. As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to incorporate into our lives and into our church the marks of discipleship of: worshiping, serving, learning, praying, giving, encouraging and inviting.
Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), our members come from all walks of life and yet have a single common need: to grow and be enlivened by a gracious God who has promised to accompany and strengthen us every day of our lives. Never believing we have “arrived,” we understand our faith journeys as ongoing, vital, and grace-filled.
We joyfully receive people desiring to join our church in the spring or fall following a New Member Orientation. Whether a formal member, long-term visitor, or one-time worshiper, we openly welcome one and all to this church and firmly believe that every single person who enters our doors can expect the kind of hospitality that God extends to us all.
Pam Stalheim Lane, Pastor and Internship Supervisor
Vicar James Anderson, Intern Pastor
Ann Marie Skoglund-Anderson, Organist/Accompanyist
Anne Ng, Director, Chancel/Ensembles/Children's Choir
Alyssa Anderson, Custodian
Nancy Goodwin, Sunday Morning Host
Tim Lindgren, President/Property
Colleen Foster, Secretary/Education
Dave Peloquin, Treasurer
Dan Fernelius, Communication
Larry Kuder, Service & Mission
Susan Scheelk, Worship
Gina Swanson, Youth Committee
Brenda Thompson, Stewardship
Cori Vallis, Community Task Force
David Wietzke, Youth Committee
Valerie Wietzke, Congregational Life
Pastor Pam has served Faith-Lilac Way as the Pastor and internship Supervisor since 2008. Prior to this call, she served at Faith-Lilac Way as Associate Pastor since 1998. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College. With her husband, Barret Lane, she has two sons, Benjamin and Daniel. She has received a Lilly foundation Clergy Renewal grant and will be on sabbatical May 18 - August 10, 2015. On her sabbatical, she will be dwelling in the Road to Emmaus story from the Gospel of Luke. Listening to the Word of God, traveling old and new pilgrim paths, and drinking deep into the water of God’s love for us, she is eager to return refreshed and renewed and energized for new mission and ministry.
Hello there! My name is James Anderson, and I am Faith-Lilac Way's intern pastor! I feel very blessed by this opportunity to grow and develop alongside this congregation. A little bit about myself, my wife, Ana and I are about to celebrate our two year anniversary of marriage. The two of us are originally from Nebraska, where we met in undergraduate college. The two of us and our puppy, Luther, live just off of the Luther Seminary campus. I am currently working on a Master of Divinity degree, and Ana is working on her Doctorate of Spanish Linguistics, and wishes to be a Spanish professor one day. Outside of class, I enjoying running outdoors, cooking and reading. I look forward to meeting you all when the time comes, and getting to know you better in person!
I am Ann Marie Skoglund-Anderson and I have been the Organist/Accompanist at Faith-Lilac Way since October 2014. I love this community’s commitment to service and worship.
My first piano teacher was my grandma and she instilled in me not just the foundation for a lifetime of learning keyboard skills but also, a love for music ministry in the church. She was an organist, accompanist, vocalist and choir director for many years at her church in Chicago, IL and did it with great skill and joy and with a love for people and Jesus. She is my role model.
Being a part of leading worship and using music to bring glory and honor to God is a great joy in my life. I grew up in Japan and in Chicago, and after a brief time in Wisconsin and Florida I have made my home in the beautiful state of Minnesota. My husband, Lane and I enjoy playing piano duets together and spending time with our three children. Two of those three are in college so our nest is starting to feel a little emptier. I also enjoy good books, beautiful yarn and a great cup of coffee.