Sunday School & Connections, Choir Rehearsal at 9:00 am
Sunday Worship at 10:00 am


Pastor Benjamin Durbin

Since 2005, Pastor Ben has served congregations in youth ministry and pastoral leadership in Upper Michigan, Minnesota, and North Dakota.  He began serving the people of Augustana Lutheran Church and Fergus Falls in February 2014 and has deeply enjoyed serving a congregation committed to both embracing innovation and rooting itself in tradition.  He believes that […]

Amber Krafnick

Hi, I’m Amber, the Middle School and Vacation Bible School program coordinator. I am originally from California born and raised in the Bay Area and lived there until 2001 when I moved to the Twin Cities. I have been teaching Sunday School for more than 20 years, starting when I was a senior in high […]

Kelsey Amann

Kelsey Amann’s position as the Sunday School Administrator and Nursery Coordinator with Augustana began in August 2018. She received her Associates of Arts degree from M State Fergus Falls in 2013 and her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Rasmussen College in 2015. She has been working with children since 2012 as both a […]

Kaele Peterson

Kaele Peterson has worked at Augustana Lutheran Church since 2012. She is also a school music teacher and offers private voice, piano, and percussion lessons. She is often seen as Music Director in productions at A Center for the Arts and FFHS. She has most recently performed in the chorus of the FM Opera and […]

Angie Drechsel

Angie has been Augustana Lutheran Church’s main office administrative assistant since December 2015.  She finds this a very rewarding job and enjoys coming to work at Augustana everyday.  One of the best parts of working at Augustana is forming many relationships with members of the congregation.   Angie was born and raised in Fergus Falls.  She has lived her […]

Ellen Anderson

Ellen married Roy Anderson at  Augustana Lutheran Church in 1987.  They have three boys, Eric, Jake, and Brady.  Eric is getting married on May 11, 2019 to Cierra Bartol-Byers.  Eric and Cierra are both teachers in Glencoe/Silver Lake school district.  Jake has a degree in Wildlife fisheries from the U of M and is busy […]