Church Staff



Pastor John Dietz joined United in Christ in October 2016. He came to us from the Northeastern Minnesota Synod office where he served as Assistant to the Bishop and ELCA Director for Evangelical Mission. Pastor John graduated from the University of Arizona - Tucson (1997) and Luther Seminary (2001) and was ordained in 2002. He has served on Lutheran Outdoor Ministry staffs and as pastor of churches in Hibbing and Two Harbors. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Virginia with their two young children, Livia and Jack.


Office Administrator

Kathy Kaliszewski


Custodial Team

East Range Development Achievement Center (DAC)

Betty Allegrezza, team leader 




Susan Lindmeier, choir director

Amy Szumal

Steve Solkela 


Congregation Council 

Our church council is made up of members who volunteer to serve three-year terms. 

Holly Haugen - president

Cassandra Hainey - vice president

Laurie Oates - secretary 

Greg Knutson - treasurer (not elected)

Melissa Gulan

Donna Klander 

Roger Nelson

Lori Ross 

Allan Larsen

Ed Vest 

March 04, 2021

WORSHIP TIMESSundays at 9:00 am & 10:30 am

(Summers at 10:00 & 11:00 am)


About United in Christ

Come to the About Us section to learn about United in Christ Lutheran church, and find out what we're all about!


What is the ELCA?

Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the history of our National Church on our What is ELCA page.

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