Pastor Kevin has served Our Savior’s a little over three years. He is married to Sandi, and has two adult children, Hannah and Kenny. Pastor Kevin was ordained in July of 1989, and for over 28 years has served congregations in Glenville, Goodhue, and Eagan Minnesota, having come to Hibbing in October of 2014. Pastor Kevin has a gregarious and engaging personality, and his preaching will comfort and challenge you at the same time. Pastor Kevin loves the outdoors, and when he is not engaged in shepherding the flock at Our Savior’s, he can be seen biking on the Mesabi bike trail with his wife, Sandi, in the summer; cross-country skiing at Cary Lake in the winter; and hunting and fishing with family and friends “up at the shack” just south of Crane Lake come fall and spring.
Pastor Kevin serves as the Dean of the Laurentian Conference of the N.E. Minnesota Synod of the ELCA (Our Savior’s is one of 27 churches that belong to this conference), and he is very interested in leading the church through the unique and challenging opportunities that take place with life on the Range. Whether leading worship on Sunday morning, visiting our home bound members, teaching First Communion Class, Confirmation, or leading a canoe trip into the B.W.C.A. with our youth, Pastor Kevin enjoys the service he can render in the name of Jesus Christ. Please know that you are always welcome to come speak with Pastor Kevin as the coffee pot is always on!
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has 7 committees which work together to do the mission of the congregation: Worship, Christian Nurture, Congregational Life, Mission Action, Ministry and Personnel, Property, and Finance. Most committees meet once a month. If you are interested in getting involved in one of these ministries, contact the church office.
The church council’s duty to provide long-range leadership for OSLC. The council also aids committees in doing their work and provides general management for the congregation. The council meets on the third Thursday of each month.
The staff of Our Savior’s keep day to day operations of the church going, provide organizational leadership, lead worship, and keep our building sparkling clean. In the front office you will find our our financial secretary, Cindy Eggert. Working in the choir balcony you will find our choir director, Patti Stoddard. At the organ, working with musicians, or directing the bell choir is our director of music ministry, Nadine Berg. Roaming around the building you might find our two maintenance men: Travis Odegaard and Ossie Schock.
Pastor Kevin Olson is our Senior Pastor.
While we have many defined leaders, staff, and pastors, they are not the ministers of the congregation. Rather, their role is to encourage and empower the congregation in its ministry.