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Meet The Pastor

Pastor Paul J. Erdal

Interim Pastor

My name is Pastor Paul J. Erdal. I have served in many different capacities in my twenty-eight years as a pastor, serving as the assistant to the bishop for Northwestern Minnesota Synod, several larger congregations, as well as solo pastor in rural and small towns. For the last five years, I served as interim pastor helping the Northeastern Minnesota Synod. Most recently, I served as the Interim Pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in International Falls, Minnesota.

I am excited to walk alongside you; to serve as your Interim Pastor! 

Pastor Erik Thone

Pastor Erik Thone

Associate Pastor

Pastor Erik is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Gustavus Adolphus College. He was recently ordained and is excited to serve South Canyon as Associate Pastor. Erik oversees the children, youth, and family ministry of SCLC and is also passionate about preaching, worship, young adult ministry, and community engagement. He believes the church is called to be a space where God forms a community for the community.