Together in Transition


Living Lord is going through a pastoral transition. This page is dedicated to updating everyone on the current status of our transition and where we are heading for the future.

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Congregational Reports,

Spend Plan for 2020, and

Ministry Site Plan

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord…(Jeremiah 29:11)

Living Lord Lutheran Church is in a season of transition … a period of pastoral change.


· The summer of 2019 was filled with wonderful farewell celebrations for Pastor Roy Christell and Pastor Jim Erdman.

· We held listening sessions for our congregation to reflect on the past, present and speak about visions for the future of Living Lord Church.

In September 2019, we welcomed Pastor Lanny Westphal as our Transitional Senior Pastor and Louis Moehlman as our Transitional Ministry Associate.  We have been blessed to have their spiritual leadership through this interim period.

· The last couple months have focused on executing the next steps of the transition plan.

  • We have completed Living Lord’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Potential pastoral              candidates will read this document to learn more about our congregation.

  • We have elected a Call Committee tasked with identifying, interviewing, and recommending candidates to receive the call from Living Lord. The Call Committee will begin their work in February and will continue until they find a candidate for recommendation.

  • We are currently interviewing candidates for our Senior Pastor!  More information to come as the process continues.

It is an exciting time at Living Lord Lutheran Church as God unveils the plans He has for us during this time of transition. For more information, please contact Jennifer LeClair– Council President ( or 636-447-9665) or Debbie Schroeder-Saulnier – Council Vice President ( or 314-302-6649).

Your servants in Christ, Living Lord Congregation Council


In 2016, Living Lord formed a task force to develop our Pastoral Transition Plan. The plan was developed as "a step-by-step plan that will ensure the transition process will be treated with the respect it demands and that the process includes the time necessary to thoroughly and prayerfully evaluate and consider a decision that will guide Living Lord into the future."

Please feel free to download a copy of the plan below.