Meet our Pastor and Staff:

pastor brent

Pastor Brent Erler


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.


Cary Whittington
Interim Children's Minister


Linda Bauer
Office Assistant/Bookkeeper

I am married with 2 adult sons, one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter.  We have one dog, Bailey and several grand dogs that complete our family.

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



Mary Wescott




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. 



Deb Capener

Choir Director

Hello! My name is Deb Capener, and I have served as Adult Choir Director here at Family of Christ since 2011. I truly feel blessed to help our dedicated choir family to make music to share with the congregation. We are a welcoming and fun loving bunch and always are looking for new folks to join! When I'm not here at FOC, I maintain a studio as a private and college voice teacher and serve as a proud mom to my daughter Addison and son Spencer (and two spoiled cats!)



Kelly Kritsberg













© 2018 Family of Christ Lutheran Church
Connected Sound - Websites for the Barbershop Community