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Rev. Steve Sylvester

Lead Pastor

Steve hails from Columbia, Missouri, home of the University of Missouri. Steve was graduated from Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS (an ELCA college), in 1981, and after some wrestling with God's plans for him finally made it to Luther Seminary in Saint Paul in 1986. Ordained in 1991, Steve has served congregations in Pepin, Wisconsin, Northeast Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Dallas, Texas. He arrived in Circle Pines in January 2007 after accepting the call to serve as Lead Pastor at Our Savior's. Steve's wife, Jennifer, is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. She has sung in various choirs and vocal ensembles, and has done several productions in the chorus of the Minnesota Opera. Professionally, Jennifer is a Speech and Language Pathologist with the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Steve and Jennifer live in Direct Phone:  763-784-1971 X1006Lino Lakes with their three cats, Loki, Odin and Ragnar, and their Alaskan Malamute dog, Freyja. They have two sons, Sam, who works with the Conservation Corps, and Charlie, who is a sophomore at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Steve is a reader, an avid canoeist and cyclist, and enjoys working with Christian leaders to move from private piety to public faith.

Direct Phone:  763-784-1971 X1004


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