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
Joe Orner, Intern Pastor
Anne Ng, Director, Chancel/Ensembles/Children's Choir
Ann Marie Skoglund-Anderson, Organist/Accompanyist
Heather Koshiol, Communications Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Lisa Jordan, Custodian
Nancy Goodwin, Sunday Morning Host
Tommy Thompson, President/Community Outreach & Evangelism
Melanie Bahneman, Vice President/Youth Committee
Dave Peloquin, Treasurer
Debbie Overman, Secretary/Congregational Life
Frank Butkowski, Property
Linda Fernelius, Congregational Life
Merideth Foster, Youth Committee
Larry Geer, Service & Mission
Kim Ipsen, Community Outreach & Evangelism
Tim Lindgren, Property
Everett Love, Stewardship
Susan Scheelk, Worship
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. Thanks to a Lilly foundation Clergy Renewal grant, Pastor Pam went on sabbatical May 18 - August 10, 2015, when she dwelt in the Road to Emmaus story from the Gospel of Luke; listened to the Word of God; traveled old and new pilgrim paths; and drank deeply into the water of God’s love for us.
Hello, my name is Joe Orner, and I am very excited to be your next intern pastor. I came to Faith-Lilac Way from St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, where I have worked with high school youth for the last two years, and Luther Seminary, where in May 2017
I finished my second year of studies.
In June 2017, my beautiful wife, Reilly, and I celebrated one year of marriage. She is a high school Spanish teacher, and we live together in northeast Minneapolis. When I am not enjoying time with her, I can usually be found exploring the Twin Cities, cheering on our local sports teams, reading the newspaper, or spending time outdoors.
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.