Staff & Council Members
Parish Administrator

Rev. Don Horner

Don Horner met his wife Mary when attending the Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle Washington from 1972-1974.  He then attended Waldorf College in Forest City Iowa, Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota, and Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. In 1987 he graduated from Luther Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.  In 1986 Don was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and has served as an Air Force Chaplain for 28 years including two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Don & Mary raised three children Jason, Joel & Jennifer, and are now the happy grandparents of two girls, Ari & Ala. 

Pastor Emeritis

Rev. Dick Hodges

Pastoral Associate

Craig Peterson

Council President

Russ Cole

Council Treasurer

Janet Botnen

Jan grew up on the Eastside of St Paul and now she lives in Roseville, MN. Jan worked as a technical writer for 18 years. Mostly writing manuals for software that is used to program pacemakers after implantation to meet the patient's needs. She now is a self-employed clinical research associate. She enjoys hiking with her black lab, Chloe, and likes to play Scrabble and Words With Friends. Jans parents started coming to this ECLC when they lived nearby on Orange street. She was baptized and confirmed at ECLC. Jan is currently the church's treasurer. One of her favorite things to do is to participate in Feed My Starving Children events.

Council Deacon

Nancy Rogers

Nancy grew up in St. Paul, MN. She has been married for 45 years, they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Nancy did daycare for 15 years, then worked an Insurance Company for 25 years until retiring. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, volunteering, walking her dog, going to the gym, and shopping. Nancy came to ECLC when her son was young and she wanted him to be confirmed. She has served and been involved with ECLC in many ways, such as; church council, serving communion, counting, choir, serving during fellowship, attends bible study, helps with funerals, and taught Sunday school. Nancy says, “I love belonging to a church where people accept each other for who they are and where God is worshiped above all”.

Council Financial Secertary

Darlene Wandersee

Council Trustee

Barb Prokosch

Council Grounds Manager

Stan Wandersee

   September 2019   
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