Pastor Rollie Bockbrader joined our staff as a part-time, short term pastor in January 2010.  He officially became our permanent, full-time pastor on September 1, 2011. He comes to us with twenty-five years of ordained ministry experience including being one of the pastors at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Cloquet, the Executive Director of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry (Camps Hiawatha and Vermilion) and assistant to former Bishops Roger Munson and Peter Strommen of our Northeastern Minnesota Synod.

 Pastor Rollie is married to Tracy, a Carlton High School science teacher.  They live in Esko with their two children. 

e-mail Pastor Rollie:  pastor.rollie@slecduluth.org

Pastor Rollie Bockbrader


More about Sara to come.

You can e-mail Sarah at sarachristine@slecduluth.org

Sara Nichols, Youth and Family Ministry


If you have any questions about the church functions or where to find something or who to talk to, Beth will have the answer. Beth makes sure the church runs smoothly form compiling the monthly newsletter, making each week’s worship bulletin, keeping the church calendar inorder and a whole lot more!  e-mail Beth at beth@slecduluth.org

Beth Erdmann, Office Manager



Jana Peterson, Administrative Assistant



Although Lisa plays piano and organ for us during worship services, the piano is her choice of instruments as she majored in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She also majored in Music Education-Vocal.  Lisa plays most band instruments as she has been a middle school band teacher.

Lise came to Salem for a job, but became a member because, “the congregation is open and loving and friendly.’  Lisa enjoys her position at Salem because she can play whatever she wants and she likes the kinds of music she gets to play. Lisa also has a vocal gift and sings with Salem’s vocal group, Joyful Noise.

YOu can e-mail Lisa at music@slecduluth.org

Lisa Forsell, Music Director



Chris Swenson,  Contemporary Coordinator



Tim Baker, Custodian


Church leadership at Salem consists of a council that is made of Salem members and the pastor.  The council is the focus group for the church.

The church leadership also consists of many committees and teams to get things done. Here is a list of our committees and teams.    

Finance Committee

Worship and Music Committee

Witness and Service Committee

Property Committee

Nominating Committee

Memorial Committee

Audit Committee

Mutual Ministry

Evangelism Team

Sunday School  

Confirmation

Youth

Bible Camp

Vacation Bible School

Library

Milestone Ministry

Stewardship Committee

Our Council