Pastor Steven Olson Steven Olson,
Diana Brown, Ministry Associate for Youth & Families Diana Brown, Ministry Associate for Youth and Families
Mike Aronson Mike Aronson, Music Coordinator, Choir Director, Organist
Kaye Schmainda Kaye Schmainda, Organist
Jim & Deb Kurtz Jim and Deb Kurtz, Custodians

Diane Olson, Intentional Interim Secretary

Judy Fischer Judy Fischer, Financial Secretary (volunteer)


We Serve.

Pastor and Staff

The staff at Our Savior’s is always ready to help you with any concerns. Please contact the church office at 320-845-2405, or email

Congregation Council

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is guided by a volunteer council of members elected by the congregation. Recent Council Minutes are found in the Kindred Spirit newsletter.

Tim Sands, President
Kevin Beuning, Vice President
Ann Tighe, Secretary
Michelle Evenson, Treasurer
Judy Fischer, Financial Secretary

Council Members:
Dan Anderson
Mike Carbert
Michael Hartwig
Pat Johnson
Tim Jopp
Wade Rodenwald
Cheri Salzer
Tim Sands
Ann Tighe
Marsha Winter



All ages volunteer for a variety of events and activities to help the church serve our congregation and the surrounding communities. Opportunities include Worship Ministers to read lessons, serve Holy Communion, acolyte, music, and prepare the Lord's Supper. Volunteers also are Sunday School teachers and helpers, Serving Groups, Youth Group advisors, Albany Food Shelf volunteers, and many others in the church and the community.

Church Cemeteries

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church maintains two cemeteries in the area. For more information, please call the church office, (320) 845-2405.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery
11 Railroad Avenue, Albany
Located on the east end of Albany on County Road 54.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Record

Ebenezer Cemetery
24998 350th Street, Albany
On the south side of I94, travel west 2.7 miles on 350th Street. The cemetery drive is on the right.
Ebenezer Cemetery Record

Heritage and History

Our Savior's heritage is defined as a blend of four area churches. In 1967, two Albany churches, Ebenezer Evangelical and Christ Church, merged to create Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Following, many members from two churches that had closed, St. John's Lutheran of Krain Township and Trinity Lutheran of Holdingford, joined Our Savior's. In early 1987, the congregation voted to become a part of the newly-formed Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

In 1999, Our Savior’s Celebrated the dedication of a new sanctuary and narthex. The building program also included the remodeling of the former sanctuary into a large fellowship hall, new kitchen, and offices. The lower-level former kitchen and fellowship hall were converted into Sunday School classrooms.