STEPHAN KIENBERGER - OUR PASTOR

Rev. Stephan M. Kienberger, Pastor Steve, has served at the American Church in Berlin, American Lutheran Congregation in Olso, Norway, Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and St. Matthew's in San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. Pastor Steve has been serving First Lutheran as pastor since October 2017.

He can be reached at: Phone (503) 325-6252 to contact him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF


LAURIE DRAGE - MUSIC DIRECTOR

As Music Director of First Lutheran Church, Laurie Drage oversees the congregational music, adult choir, bell choir and general music activities of the church. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, she moved to Warrenton in 1981 and currently resides in Astoria. She has been involved in the music department as an organist, choir director and pianist. Phone contact: (503) 325-6252 or email Laurie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROSEMARY ELFERING - PARISH ASSISTANT

Rosemary Elfering joined the First Lutheran Church staff as the church secretary in April of 2018. Although originally hailing from South Africa, Rosemary has lived and worked in Astoria for over forty years. Rosemary can be contacted by phone at (503) 325-6252 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RIVER STAHLEY - CHURCH SEXTON

A position of Sexton was started in August 2009. This position combines the Staff Assistant and custodial services positions. Currently the position is filled by River Stahley.

FLC COUNCIL

President - Sherri Bean Crawford

Vice President - Linda Ehlers

Secretary - Trisha Dunn

Treasurer - Karen Haines

Financial Secretary - Phyllis Taylor

Non-Officer Council Members

Curt Ahola, Richard Boettcher, Rebecca Graham, Iver Matheson, Carol Smith

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