Staff


  • 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.

  • VICKI nEER - oFFICE MANAGER

    Vicki has been the office manager for 20 years and also serves as church treasurer. She enjoys the day to day variety of her job. She and her husband Roy enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their granddaughters. 

  • Gene Davis - Youth Director

    Gene has been working with teenagers for about 20 years and has been serving students at The LB Church for 5 years. He married his wife Kate 15 years ago and have between 4 and 6 kids, depending on the week because they do foster care. The 4 kiddos that are theirs permanently are Caleb(14), Emma(11), Violet(10) and Tray(9). Gene loves working with kids during the teenage years because he believes the teenage years are the toughest years in human existence. 

  • Karen oxendahl - Director of Family Ministries

    Karen has been the Director of Family Ministries since May of 2018. She says ministering to the children of our congregation and community is a great blessing in her life. Karen and her husband Terry have been blessed with five children and seven grandchildren. 

     

  • Samantha Brothers - Director of Church Relations

    Samantha grew up in Williston and has been on staff since the spring of 2015. Her husband Brett is outnumbered by girls at home with daughter Evelyn and dog Harlie. She works with a variety of areas within the church, some include media, welcome teams, Marriage Matters and special events.