Pastor Steve Rheingans
Pastor Steve Rheingans is married to Jill and they have two married children and three grandchildren. Steve grew up on a farm in West Central MN. He has served churches in Waubay SD, Montevideo MN, and Benson MN. He has served internationally in rural Liberia, West Africa, Madagascar, and an ecumenical multinational congregation in Muscat, Oman. He enjoys riding motorcycle traveling and being outdoors. Steve has served at Christ Lutheran since August of 2011.
Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt
Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt is part time Pastor at CLC. Nirmala lives in Rochester and is married to Paul Reinschmidt. They have a daughter Hannah. Nirmala has served as ordained pastor in Minneapolis and St Paul for 13 years.
Nirmala is in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be present 2 Sundays a month. Pastor Nirmala is also serving as part-time Pastor at St John’s in Kasson.
Elaine Meek is our Administrator. She is married to Tim and has three children, Katie, Naomi, and Cece. Elaine and her family live in Byron.
Dave & Rose Gottschalk
Custodians Dave & Rose Gottschalk are charter members. They have had registered polled hereford breeding stock for over 50 years. They enjoy exhibiting them at major shows and beef tours.
Chancel Bells, Organist/Pianist
Jane Cabaya is our Chancel Bells director and our Organist/Pianist. Music has been a special part of her life along with libraries. She loves to perform and accompany anyone. She has been media specialist in school libraries in the area at all levels. She lives with her husband, Michael, in the woods west of Oxbow Park. They have two grown sons, Kyle and Ty. She grew up in Winona and enjoys the nature of the area with camping, fishing, and biking. She and Mike also love to experience adventure with travel throughout the world.
Praise Team Leader
Sarah Palmer leads our praise team which leads the contemporary service. Sarah was confirmed at Christ Lutheran and has enjoyed mentoring the youth mission trips.
Julie Carlblom is our Chancel Choir director. She and her husband, Darell, have two adult sons and 3 grandchildren and live near Salem Corners. She has been involved with church choirs in one form or another for over 50 years. She is a retired high school math and computer science teacher and former computer programmer, who is also actively involved with the Byron Lions Club.