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Sunday Worship Service
rev. dr. scott e. olson
Greetings! I accepted the call to be Interim Lead Pastor of Our Savior’s in August 2023 and am excited to walk with you as you prepare for your next settled lead pastor. Prior to Our Savior’s, I served the congregations of Christ, Preston, MN (2022-23); Good Shepherd, Wells, MN (2021-22); Grace, Waseca, MN (2019-2021); Grace, Mankato, MN (2010-19); Central, Winona, MN (2000-10); and St. Paul, Chatsworth, IL (1996-2000). I earned a BA in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College; an MDiv. from Gettysburg (PA) Lutheran Theological Seminary; and a DMin. in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary (St. Paul). In addition to being a trained intentional interim pastor, I am a faculty member of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association (LuTMA), training pastors to do what I do. Preceding the call to ordained ministry, I worked in retail management for 16 years. As a layperson, I served several churches in various leadership capacities. These experiences, including my own faith struggles as a young adult, provide a lens for parish ministry. That’s one reason why my favorite Bible story comes from Mark 9. A man asks Jesus to heal his son and Jesus tells the father that he can do so if the father believes. The father replies, “Lord I believe. Help my unbelief.” So, I continue to be amazed at how God constantly and graciously meets us where we are in our journeys of faith. I have been married to my wife, Cindy, who is an accountant, for 43 years. We have two adult daughters, Angela and Amy, who are both teachers. In addition to being a parish pastor, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading murder mysteries, playing golf, and doing crossword puzzles.
“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God.” CS Lewis
pastor drew yackel
Grace and peace to you! My name is Drew Yackel, and I’m grateful to be serving as OSLC’s associate pastor alongside an amazing staff and energized congregation filled with gifted people. Jesus was known for welcoming all kinds of people to the table and empowering them to live into the abundant life he offers by his unconditional love and grace. That’s what I think ministry is all about, and I’m excited to continue discovering what that looks like for each individual and community. My family and I live in Northfield where my spouse of 11 years, Angel, serves as nurse practitioner for student health at Carleton College. We have two children – our daughter Maggie (5) and our son Simon (2). Some of my interests include history and anthropology, cooking, gardening, golf, listening to music, playing guitar and singing, listening to podcasts, and travel – especially the kind of travel that involves exploring historic cities and eating good food. Oh, and watching Vikings football and naively hoping they could go all the way this year! My favorite Bible verse(s) is Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Hello! My name is Grace Harrison, and I am the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. My husband and I moved to Morristown, MN this past summer (2022), and I am grateful to have found Our Savior’s. I have a master’s degree from Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Augsburg College (now University). I have a passion for ecological & public ministry. Please ask me about it! I enjoy spending my free time with my little cousins, exploring nature, reading a good book, or cuddling with my three cats. My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” I am comforted knowing that God’s love for me, and all of us, runs very deep.
Hi, my name is Wendy Smith-Becker and I started working at Our Savior’s in July of 1999, this year will mark my 20th year of service here. My role at OSLC is working in the church office, greeting people, answering phone call, scheduling, printing, bulletin work, AND more. My family consists of my husband Tim, our five children, two children-in-laws, and three grandchildren. I love spending time with my family, traveling to Florida, and making birthday cakes for my grandchildren. My favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46:10.