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

Sonja Simonson joined United in Christ in 1977 and has has worked as the office administrator for nearly 40 years. She and her husband Dan live in Eveleth.



Andrew "A J" Johnson began as our church custodian in 2019. He and his wife Ashley live in Virginia. Andrew sings in the choir.



United in Christ has a great music staff.

Andrea Lintula and Elisa Boe play at our Sunday services.

Susan Lindmeier conducts our church choir and Amy Szumal is the choir accompanist. 


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

Allan Larsen

Karen Terrio
Ed Vest 

Mark Muster 

July 20, 2019

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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