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Meet The Pastors

Meet The Pastors

Pastor Chris Baesler

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris has a Master Of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He was ordained in 2005 and has been serving as a pastor in various locations ever since. Pastor Chris’ areas of expertise include preaching, worship leadership, small group ministry, spiritual formation, counseling, social work, and youth and family ministry. Pastor Chris’ email address is pastorchris@sclc-rc.org 

Pastor Chris Baesler
Pastor Erik Thone

Pastor Erik Thone

Associate Pastor

Pastor Erik is a graduate from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Gustavus Adolophus 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 community for the community. Pastor Erik’s email address is pastorerik@sclc-rc.org.