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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Effective June 30th, 2019, I assumed the responsibilities of the Administrative Interim at Faith Lutheran Church!

Let me give you some brief details of who I am. I currently serve Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, both in Newberry. I was initially called to Our Redeemer on June 1, 2016, and on November 1, 2018, I accepted the pastoral responsibilities at First Presbyterian as well. I serve both congregations half-time.

I attended the TEEM program (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. I graduated from PLTS in May 2012. I initially served Lutheran Church of the Wilderness located on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Reservation near Bowler, WI.

I purchased a home near Curtis, MI, many years ago and felt God calling me to serve in the U.P. I tell people I’m living my dream: living and serving in the U.P.!

My office hours are typically on Wednesdays from 2:00-7:00pm. I am always available via my cell at (906) 291-0897. 

May God bless us as we journey through this time together.

Peace✙
Pastor Melinda VanderSys
Administrative Interim Pastor


Faith Lutheran Church
1600 Park St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
906-632-7246

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