Cheers to 60 Years!

On October 16, 1960, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church was born in the heart of what would become Eagan -- then an unincorporated township. Here on the site of the old Rahn family farm, this congregation has been loving and serving its neighbors -- both near and far -- for 60 years! There are still a few familiar faces from those very first days and we are grateful for what they helped begin. Along the way, there have also been the comings and goings of so many lovely people. We are blessed to continue on together in a life devoted to generosity, love, and faithfulness. Please join us in giving thanks for all that God has done and continues to do through the people of this place. Happy Birthday Mount Calvary!

Charter Members

The official church charter was signed on October 16, 1960. Seven of the original 92 charter members are still members at Mount Calvary. They are:

  • Kenneth and Johanna Morrison
  • Deloris Mueller
  • Marjorie Myran
  • Alden Otterness
  • Phyllis Sinderman
  • Anna Steltzner

Pastors (1960-2020)

David Hoh (1960-62)

Robert Grendahl (1962-69)

Norbert Augst (1969-82)

William Christ (1975-77)

Mark Reiff (1977-78)

Robert Kriesel (1979-95)

Daniel Megorden (1982-86)

Philip Heide (1986-98)

Priscilla Ojala (interim 1995-96)

Dallas Blenkush (Visitation 1996-01)

Paul Meierding (Interim 1998-99)

David Lillejord (1999-12)

Jennifer Rome (2001-18)

Lamont Koerner (Interim 2012-13)

Thomas Jenkins (2013-Present)

Deborah Kielsmeier (Interim 2018-19)

Kelli Weiss (2019-Present)