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.

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Lars Lavender

Lars Lavender

Kitchen Manage/Chef

Welcome to Lars Lavender, who has recently joined the Desert Hills Lutheran Church staff as our kitchen manager/chef. Lars will play a vital role in our hospitality/fellowship through food, providing our members and guests with a valuable food ministry and running the kitchen. He is looking forward to “serving people” in our congregation.

Lars holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a minor in business and has training in food and beverage through Howard Johnson’s Hotels. He has owned his own restaurant, The Little Chef, and was active in the Painter’s Unions in Iowa and Colorado.

Lars and his wife, Ginger, share three daughters and a pet yorkie poo, Becca, their four-legged child. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, gardening, performing handyman activities, and shopping at Estate Sales. He and Ginger are also active members in our congregation.

We are excited to have Lars joining the staff at DHLC.