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).

Elaine Wulff, Secretary

Elaine began her ministry at Messiah in April of 2018.  Elaine grew up in Brighton, England, Great Britain.  She graduated from Portslade (GB) High School in 1983 and then graduated Plumpton Agricultural College as a Horticulturalist, later moving into nursing. After moving to Minnesota, she earned an A.A.S. degree, in 2010, in Medical Administrative Assistant Technology, from North Hennepin/Northland Community Colleges. She has worked at LifeCare Medical Center, in Roseau, since 2008.

Elaine is married to Chad Wulff (I.T Specialist for Roseau County). They have 7 adult children and #8,  Serenity (8), is the youngest, and attends Roseau school. They also have 4 Grandchildren.

Joyce Hulst, Organist


Yhone Magnusson, Custodian