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.
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Pastor Rollie Bockbrader
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 in order and a whole lot more! e-mail Beth at beth (at sign) slecduluth.org
Beth Erdmann, Office Manager
Jana Peterson, Administrative Assistant
oAlthough 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 (at sign) 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.
Worship and Music Committee
Witness and Service Committee
Vacation Bible School