Meet our Pastor and Staff:

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Pastor Brent Erler

Lead Pastor
Pastor Brent was a pastor in Marshall and Maplewood before beginning ministry at Family of Christ. He received his B.S. in Elementary Education and taught for 7 years before becoming a pastor. Pastor Brent enjoys working with people of all ages and is passionate about storytelling, theater and the arts. He is married to Molly and has a crazy beagle, Joonie that completes his family. In his spare time you can find him hiking, biking, reading, and dabbling in the arts.


 Amy Vigesaa
Amy Vigesaa
Intern Pastor

Hi, I’m Amy Vigesaa. I grew up in Hastings, MN. I attended college at UW-Eau Claire for my first 2 years then transferred to Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. I am a new student at Luther Seminary in the MDivX Program. Prior to coming to Family of Christ, I worked at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, MN, as the Director of Adult Ministry and also as a Worship Leader for the Contemporary Worship Services. I am married to Hans Vigesaa, a rostered Deacon in the ELCA, and we have 5 children: 4 boys and 1 girl, ages 10-20. We also have a lovable 90 lb. lap dog named Ollie and an anti-social hedgehog named June. I love music, art and writing. I sing as well as play piano and some guitar. I enjoy being out in nature, hiking or going for walks with our dog.

 Dana Sahlin 2022

 Dana Sahlin

Children, Family and Outreach Director



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Linda Bauer
Office Assistant/Bookkeeper

I am married with 2 adult sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and three granddaughters.  We have one dog, Sadie and several grand dogs that complete our family.

I enjoy crafts (especially repurposing "junk"),  traveling, gardening and camping.


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Mary Wescott


I am married with 2 adult children and 4 wonderful grandchildren.  We are truly blessed to have the kids in our life.

My interests are traveling (mostly east to see the grandkids!), light gardening, golf and bridge.  I also love to shop especially for shoes.




Laura Porter-Jones & Morgan Jones


We have been part of the FOC family since 2008.  We are delighted to share our gifts as singers, songwriters and instrumentalists for a variety of events within the life of the congregation. 



 Kelly Kritsberg  

Kelly Kritsberg









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