Meet Our Staff

Steve Norby

Lead Pastor

Stephen Norby 

218-237-8809

calvaryleadpr@unitelc.com

 

Welcome to Calvary!  It is my privilege to be Lead Pastor since 2009.  I came from Windom and before that I served in Jackson and LaSalle/Lake Hanska.  Graduating from Barnesville High School, Concordia College and Luther Seminary, I was ordained at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in 1981.  In 1985 Brenda Olson married me at Trimont Minnesota.  We are proud parents of 5 children.  Danielle is a mental health provider in Park Rapids at ‘A Better Connection’.  Alicia is attending the William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul.  Erik is attending MSUM, Moorhead.  Megan is a senior at Nevis High School and will be attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth.  Lealan is attending Nevis Elementary.  As a Certified Physician’s Assistant (PA-C), Brenda is working with Dr. Dan Smith providing surgery at Essentia Health, Park Rapids.  Every weekend connections are made between the good people who attend Calvary Lutheran Church.  Scratch the surface and I bet you will find common ground with mutual friends that will bless your life.  All I can say is that I have! Jesus loves you and may the Holy Spirit bless you.

          

Pastor

Justin Fenger

651-308-7717

calvarylcpr@gmail.com
 
Raised
 in
 St.
Paul,
 
I began attending Luther Seminary 
in 
2002

while 
working
 fulltime 
in construction.

 I 
was
 met
 with 
great
success 
in 
this 
vocation,
advancing
 to 
journeyman 
laborer 
within
a 
few 
short 
years.

 I
 had 
developed
 an
 interest
 in 
the
 different
 dynamics 
of 
building
structures 
that 
provided 
security 
and 
safety
 to
 an
 underserved 
community.

 During 
this
time, 
I
 was 
not 
deterred 
from 
pursuing 
an 
education 
in 
ministry
 and 
in 
2004 
I 
was
admitted 
into
 the 
Masters 
of
 Divinity
 Program
 at 
Luther
 Seminary.
 
 I
 began 
to
 form
 the
building 
blocks 
of
 a 
successful 
ministry,
working 
as 
a 
Urban Youth
 and 
Family
 Coordinator 
and 
a 
High
School
 Swimming 
and 
Diving 
Coach.

 In
 2007,
 I
 joined
 the 
Army
National
 Guard 
to 
serve 
as 
a
 Chaplain 
and
 currently 
serve
 141
MEB
 out
 of 
Fargo,
ND.

 
In
2011,
 I was 
called 
to
 Eastern
 North 
Dakota
 Synod 
and
 in
 2015
 our
 family
 moved
 back to
lake
 country
 with 
my
 wife,
Katie and 
our 
two 
beautiful 
girls, 
Adelaide
 
and 
Vada
. 
We
 are
 excited to be apart continuing to build this 
faith
 community in Park Rapids as a place to
grow,
 call home, 
and
 to 
share 
in
 that 
“old,
 old 
story 
of
 Jesus 
and 
his 
love”.
 

Dana KockaEducation and Youth Director 

Dana Kocka

218-255-4438

calvaryyouth@unitelc.com 
 

Dana graduated from University of Jamestown in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Christian Ministry.  Upon graduation, Dana accepted a call to Calvary as Youth Director, which later turned into Director of Youth and Education in 2009.  Dana and his wife Tia have four sons-Zaden, Azden, Asher and Zander.

 
 

Office Coordinator: Amity Gray

Office Assistant: Julie Warmbold

Custodians: Darlene Hemm & Wayne Pearson

Treasurer: Wayne Pearson

Organists : Martha Thompson, Sandra Lichter

Choir Directors: Chris Luckeroth-Bells, Paul Dove-Calvary Singers

Nursery Coordinator: Nicole Roepke