First Lutheran Church of Brainerd, MN
 Pastoral Staff





John Stiles
Senior Pastor


John Stiles has been serving as Senior Pastor since 2013; having served as pastor in many communities throughout Minnesota. Pastor John and his wife Sandy have two children: Bethany & Nate. John enjoys classic cars, reading, and playing the guitar. He attended DeVry Institute of Technology in Kansas City for a year before completing his Elementary Education degree at Augustana College and John went to seminary at Watrburg Theological Seminary. What John likes best about First Lutheran:  First Lutheran has a strong heritage of generous giving beyond its four walls. I love the fact that this church sees beyond our own needs to give ourselves away for those in need among us. We also have a strong music ministry and we value the gifts children and youth bring to this family of faith.


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Nate Lundgren
Visitation Pastor

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