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Lead Pastor Layne Nelson

Greetings from Eastside Lutheran Church.

My name is Layne Nelson and I am honored to be called to serve as the new Lead Pastor in this place.

Even in my brief time here, I have learned that this is a community with Jesus at it's center, one that is deeply rooted in the city of Sioux Falls, and one that truly loves people. 

I pray that God would meet you where you are at in life today, and we would be honored to walk with you in Faith.


Associate Pastor Josh Johnson

Pastor Josh Johnson is a native of Waynesville, NC. He attended college at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and went to seminary at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He is a chaplain candidate in the US Navy and anticipates going on active duty someday in the future. He is married to the former Samantha Wertz of Pottsville, PA and they currently have no children. His hobbies include dancing, fishing, skiing, and reading

Pastor Kermit Rye - Visitation Pastor

Gigi Rieder - Office Manager

Brenda Clark - Parish Secretary

Linda Hoeck - Parish Secretary

Jennie Hoefer- Youth Director

Amber Ginter- Sunday School Superintendent

Kay Dammer - Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Rieder - Custodian

Dr Thomas Krause - Director of Music