About Pastor Brett:
Brett was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and has lived there for most of his life until moving to Hawley MN. He enjoys reading, exercising, playing sports, and spending time with family. Brett went to Arizona State University for his undergraduate and Fuller Theological Seminary for his graduate degree. He met his wife, Kristen when she moved to Phoenix to teach Kindergarten.
Charlotte Meyer -secretary
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Su following worship -11:45
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm.
After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation,Rick was so nervous, when it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."
Maria Regnier -Organist/Pianist
Teresa Kuhn -Assistant Financial Treasurer
Teresa (Wastvedt) Kuhn graduated from high school in Hatton, North Dakota and college from University of North Dakota with an Information Management degree. She worked for the FDIC and a couple of community banks, before moving to Hawley, MN. Once in Hawley, she was hired at Valley Premier Bank and has been there since 2002. She is married to Dan Kuhn and has three children: Katie, McKenzie and Nicholas. She enjoys helping with the confirmation students and singing in the Sanctuary Choir.
Although I am a native of Rhode Island where my dad was a Lutheran pastor, I grew up in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, I received my Masters of Divinity degree from Gettysburg Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. It was a wonderfully scenic and historic place to live. It was during my Intern year in Aitkin, Minnesota, serving two rural churches, that I fell in love with my wife, Pam. Never did I imagine that I’d be returning to Aitkin for family vacations and, eventually, owning my father-in-law’s lake home! But that’s what happened.
Prior to coming to Hawley as Interim Pastor in August of 2018, I had spent 39 years serving as senior pastor of a large urban church in Philadelphia. There Pam & I also raised 4 children and were actively involved in the community. More recently I was privileged to be an associate pastor to Morningside Lutheran in Sioux City, Iowa for 6 years.
Among my personal interests are my family and their well-being, my faith, photography, history, walking in the woods, and travel. Europe, especially Norway and Sweden, is a favorite destination. I live thankfully, knowing I am living a grace-filled life. I hope you are, too!
Lori Buhaug -Custodian
Elaine Kluck -Sanctuary & SONic Singers Choir Director
Wednesday Worship Team
Elaine Holmes Kluck graduated from high school in Oakes ND and college from Valley City State University with a music education degree. She taught grades K-12 Vocal and Instrumental music in Edinburg, ND for 2 years before moving to Hawley in 1980. She taught mostly vocal music in Hawley for 34 years, retiring in 2014. She married Gerry Kluck in 1981. They have 3 daughters, Allison, married to Jason Stuart who live in Dilworth; Megan, married to Patrick Brejcha who live in Wahpeton; and Gretchen, married to Dustin Hjelmstad who live in Moorhead. Elaine and Gerry are the proud grandparents of Annika, Sophia and Lane Stuart; and Noah and Caleb Brejcha.
Elaine has served as Sanctuary Choir director for over 30 years. She has directed the SONic singers for 5 years. She also serves as pianist for the Worship on Wednesday music team. "I feel serving God through music is a special blessing. I love what I do!" Elaine also works with the mission team which serves our community and nation helping with fundraisers that help those less fortunate. "Growing up as an Episcopalian, church has always been a very important part of my life. Hawley Lutheran is a loving and giving church family and one that I am very proud to serve".
Dave Tuil -Financial Treasurer