Pastor Steve Cruys is a native of Lindstrom, MN and a graduate of Chisago Lakes High School. After attending Augsburg University in Minneapolis, and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, he served congregations in Albert Lea, Kenyon and Nerstrand, all in MN. He then entered active duty as an Army chaplain. He served a total of 34 years in the Army prior to retiring in 2019. Steve, and his wife, Connie (also a Lindstrom native), currently reside in Scandia with their dog, Maxine. They have four grown daughters, five grandchildren, and one on the way. Pastor Steve enjoys motorcycle riding, classic car restoration, fishing and reading – especially history. He is also a die hard Vikings fan.
Children, Youth & Family Coordinator
Stacy has served as the Children, Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator since 2016. A graduate of Luther Seminary, Stacy has over 20 years of experience in youth and family ministry. Prior to Chisago Lake, Stacy served a congregation in Nisswa, MN. In her spare time Stacy enjoys spending time outdoors, especially in winter! She is the proud mother of her daughter Linnea.
A native of Almelund, MN, Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from North Dakota State University. She has served as the accountant at Chisago Lake Lutheran for five years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. Together, they love camping and boating. Stephanie is also a fantastic quilter and has an eye for detail!
We are excited to welcome Bob O'Neil to CLLC as our new Facilities Manager! A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bob comes to us with 10 years' experience serving in the US Navy, a background in industrial engineering, project management, and business administration, and currently owns and operates his own handy-man business in retirement. He lives in historic Center City with his wife of 47 years and is a member of the Center City Historic Preservation Commission, Saint Croix Valley Orchestra, and Saint Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He and his wife have 3 grown children. In his spare time, Bob enjoys hiking, fishing, golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. We are grateful for his wealth of experience!
Louise has served as the Office Coordinator since 1998. Originally from Morris, MN and moved to the area in1996 after her husband retired from the US Marine Corps. In her spare time Louise enjoys spending time with her family, friends and also enjoys gardening, reading, camping and traveling.
Originally from Watertown, MN, Bev was raised on a dairy farm. She is a graduate of Mankato State with a degree in home economics. Bev has worked previously in the Chisago Lakes school district, and with her husband's business in the area of accounting. Interesting fact - Bev's great grandparents are buried in Glader Cemetery and were members of CLLC.