• Pastor Ron Erickson - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Ron grew up on a small farm near Gonvick, Minnesota. Previous to receiving the call to serve The LB, he attended the Lutheran Brethren Bible School in Fergus Falls and served as a youth worker in Alberta, Canada and Minot, North Dakota before attending the Lutheran Brethren Seminary. After graduating from Seminary, Pastor Ron served Jevnaker Lutheran Church in Borup, MN from 1998 -2002.   In November 2002,  he moved his family to Williston and has served the Lord here at The LB ever since.  Pastor Ron is married to Barb and they have four children and one daughter-in-law.  Isaac and his wife Addy, Josiah, Ruthanne and Collin. He enjoys, hunting, fishing, and spending time watching the Minnesota Twins.  

    Pastor Ron’s desire is to be a part of God’s work in the lives of His people  through the power of the gospel of Christ.  It is a joy for Ron to observe how God frees His people to love Him and their neighbors as themselves, and to help people find and experience the joy of knowing the truth of Roman 8:1:  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Pastor Ron prays that people will find rest and forgiveness through the work of Jesus Christ and that The LB will be a place of grace for you and your family.

  • Jessica Hansen - Office Manager

    Jessica and her husband have been married for 22 years and have been attending the LB for the past 8 years. As office manager her job is far reaching, from managing finances and book keeping to organizing meetings and of course greeting anyone who walks through our church doors. 

  • Nate Nash - Pastor of Congregational Life

     Pastor Nate grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. After High School, he was attending the Association Free Lutheran Bible College in Plymouth, MN. During Bible College he first felt called to serve the Lord in full-time ministry. Since then, he has served in various ministry roles at churches in Wheatland, IA; Northwood, ND; Ottawa, IL; and Underwood, MN. Pastor Nate received his BA in 2009 from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA; and his MDiv in 2023 from the Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls, MN. He is married to Cherise and together they have six children. They moved to Williston in the Summer of 2023 to serve as the Pastor of Congregational Life at the LB Church. Here he works with our senior pastor and staff in all aspects of discipleship and congregational life from youth to adult. In his free time, Pastor Nate enjoys hunting, watching his favorite MN sports teams, listening to podcasts, and reading theology.

  • Barb Erickson - Director of Family Ministries

    Barb is the wife of Pastor Ron Erickson and organizes our family ministry events like Kid's Club, Date Night and much more.