Desert Hills Lutheran Church is fortunate to have a staff of skilled and caring individuals who assist the congregation and handle the day-to-day operations. In addition, DHLC is led by our Congregational Council, which consists of nine members elected by the congregation. Each council member serves a three-year term, and terms are arranged so that the terms of one-third of the members expire annually.

Our Staff

Rev. Ron Glusenkamp

Interim Pastor

Margaret Bierd


Debbie Breuer

Media Support

Jodie Burch

Front Desk Secretary

Troy Justesen

Director of Worship IT/AV Manager

Joe Lafata

Operations Generalist

Joe Mazur

Facilities & Kitchen Manager

Mary McNichols

Assistant Administrator

Ben Nelson

Worship Media and Technology

Anthony Potter

Pastoral Care Team

Rev. Barb Rapp

Pastoral Care Team

Kenny Rupp


Judy Starr

Music Director

Chaplain Mark Westrich

Pastoral Care Team

Our Congregational Council

Kent Dexter


Judy Gunson


Nancy Borstad


Rob Bonnema

Council Member

Mark Catlin

Council Member

Lynn Cole

Council Member

Bob Dahm

Council Member

John Martin

Council Member