Pastor Taryn Montgomery
Pastor Taryn Montgomery started at Chisago Lake Lutheran in August 2018. Previously, she served Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot, ND for 7 years. Taryn is originally from central Illinois. She is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Her ministry experience includes stints in Washington DC with Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a year in Nairobi, Kenya with the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program, and her seminary internship in Bratislava, Slovakia. Pastor Taryn has a heart for Christian stewardship and loves the work of raising up leaders in the church. She understands her roles of pastor, spouse, mother, and servant of God as a living, breathing expression of her faith. She is married to Christoph Schmidt. Together they enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors. They are the proud parents of three delightful children who keep them constantly on their toes!