MEET THE STAFF
 
SARAH LARSEN TADE’
LEAD PASTOR
 
My name is Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade.   What an amazing call to serve as Lead Pastor at American Lutheran of Windom!  I came here in September 2013 after serving a multi-point parish in Eastern North Dakota for nearly ten years.  The decade before that I had the privilege to serve in Global Mission working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic.   There, I met my husband Noel.  We are blessed with 3 children Yanick, Isaac and Eliana.  I graduated from Beach High School (ND) in 1986, from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN, music ) in 1986 and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1992.  Alongside of ministry and family I enjoy life in community, travel, learning and people!
 
 
ADAM ROBERTS
PASTOR
 
My name is Adam and I’ve been a pastor since 2008.  My wife’s name is Beth and we have a son named Xavier and a daughter named Penelope.  I’m excited to be a pastor here.  I especially love worship, visiting people, and anything to do with the Bible from Bible studies to confirmation.  For hobbies I’m a big fan of reading (classics and fantasy), hiking, scary movies, and anything Star Trek or Star Wars.  Again, I love talking about the Bible and theology so if you ever have a question, no matter if it seems petty or even sacrilegious, ask me (call, email, text, Facebook, stop in) because I absolutely love that stuff.
 

WENDY PIGMAN

 FINANCIAL SEC’Y
 
My name is Wendy Pigman. I am the Financial Secretary here at the American Lutheran Church. My position involves taking care of the finances and membership records of ALC. I have been employed here since April of 2001. My husband Darwin and I have three children, Dylan, Jesse and Paige.
 
GINA HAUGE 
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
 
Hello, I’m Gina Hauge the new Administrative Assistant at the ALC. I’ve lived in Windom, MN since I was five years old. I went to Windom Area Schools, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating high school I went to Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington to complete my generals. After receiving my Liberal Arts Degree I transferred to Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated in December, 2017. I have a Major in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services, a Double Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Planning Management, and a Minor in Sociology.  I’m very excited to start my career at ALC. I’ve been a member since we moved to Windom in 2000. There is definitely a lot to learn and a lot to remember, but I hope to make a positive impact, cultivate new notions, grow and help others grow in Christ, and help our church and community flourish.

KAREN WOJAHN

 WORSHIP & MUSIC MINISTRY COORDINATOR 
 

Hi!  As the Worship & Music Coordinator, I assist the pastors and work with the Worship & Music Board to plan meaningful worship services for the congregation. This involves recruiting and scheduling Scripture Readers, Greeters, Communion Assistants, musicians and other individuals as needed. I also coordinate music for the BAM students.

In my “former life” I was an elementary teacher for over 25 years. Having retired early from that career, I now have time with my husband Michael to enjoy our three grown children, two of whom are married, and our five grandchildren. I am involved in the annual Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival and am on the Board of Directors for the North American Festival of Wales. My interests include entertaining, baking, and sewing.

MELANIE SHAMP

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COORDINATOR 
 

My name is Melanie Shamp, I started as the Christian Ed Coordinator on December 3rd, 2018. I am very blessed and excited to have the opportunity to make an impact on the faith life of children and families of this congregation. It is my passion to bring joy to people and bring them to a closer relationship with God, the Holy Spirit and accepting Jesus as their savior. 

I grew up in Comfrey, MN, graduating from Comfrey Public School in 1998 with a big class of 22 students!  I moved to Windom in 1999 and started working at Toro. I worked there for 17 years doing assembly work, then transitioned Assembly Lead, then Supervisor for a short time. I then had a daycare in my home for a year and a half. After that I started my own cleaning business and also did house painting. I no longer do house painting but do some cleaning, and also work at the Senior Dining Center as Assistant cook and baker. 

My amazing husband John and I have been married for 13 years. We have 2 beautiful, incredible daughters, Chloe(13) and Erin(11).

DOROTHY FUNDAHN

CUSTODIAN

 
Hi, I’m Dorothy Fundahn the new part-time custodian at ALC. I retired from MnDot after 26 years of service. My jobs there were General Maintenance, General Repair, and Building Utility Mechanic (BUM). I’m blessed to have my three children and their families living close by in the Windom, Mt. Lake area.   It’s an exciting time of year to be starting here at ALC  with the hope ,peace, joy and love of advent and Christmas! What a busy time here at the church.  My Motto: I choose to live loved with a dance in my step and a smile on my face.
JUDY LINDVALL
 
CUSTODIAN 

 

Hi, I’m Judy Lindvall a part-time custodian at ALC. I have been a resident of Windom and a member of this Church all my life. I’m married to Rory Lindvall and we have two sons, Tyler, who lives in Denver and Tate, who lives here in Windom. I also have four amazing granddaughters. I retired from working at Coast to Coast for 5 years and from Hy-Vee for 42 years. I’m now following in my mom’s, Myrtle Schuknechts, footsteps as she was a custodian here at ALC.
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