Messiah Lutheran Church


Michael Beery, Pastor

Pastor Michael began his ministry at Messiah in August of 2011. Pastor Michael grew up in Urbana, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) in 2007 and he earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, South Carolina) in 2011. 

Pastor Michael is married to Lisa Beery who serves as the Pastor of Moe Lutheran Church (Roseau, Minnesota).  They have a 3 year old son, Bryce, an 8 month old daughter, Clara, and two black labs named Scarlet and Gray. 

Jay Ostgaard, Youth Director

Jay began his ministry at Messiah during the winter of 1997.  Jay grew up in Kenyon Minnesota.  He graduated from Kenyon High School in 1987. He earned a B.A. degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. 

Before his call to Messiah, Jay served as a Bible Camp Counselor for three summers.   He has a passion for working with kids and for serving Christ.  He has a wife (Rachel) and two children (Tyler & Haley).

Chelsie Johnston, Secretary

Chelsie began her ministry at Messiah in July of 2012.  Chelsie grew up in Buffalo Point, Manitoba.  She graduated from Warroad High School in 2006.  She earned a B.S. degree in Wellness/Fitness Management from the University of Wisconsin Superior.

Chelsie is married to Jesse Johnston (Roseau High School Shop Teacher & Owner of A+ Concrete & Landscaping, LLC), they have two children, Eva (5) and Wyatt (3).

Joyce Hulst, Organist


Yhone Magnusson, Custodian