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

Pastor Mike Sager

Senior Pastor

Matthew Arcarese

Facilities Lead Coordinator

Margaret Bierd

Accountant

Debbie Breuer

Media Support

Jodie Burch

Front Desk Secretary

Troy Justesen

Director of Worship IT/AV Manager

Joe Lafata

Operations Generalist

Mary McNichols

Director of Congregation Support

Ben Nelson

Worship Media and Technology

Eric Pattison

Chef and Kitchen Manager

Rev. Barb Rapp

Pastoral Care Team

Judy Starr

Music Director

Chaplain Mark Westrich

Pastoral Care Team

Our Congregational Council

Kent Dexter

Vice-President

John Martin

Secretary

Lynn Cole

Treasurer

Nancy Borstad

Council Member

Rob Bonnema

Council Member

Mark Catlin

Council Member

Bob Dahm

Council Member

Jean Postlewaite

Council Member