201 Frontage Road NW, Byron MN 55920 8:00 & 10:00



Pastor Steve Rheingans is married to Jill and they have two married children, Kelly and Paul and a granddaughter. 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 clcpastorsteve@gmail.com

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. Generally Nirmala will be working 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. clcreinschmidt@gmail.com


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. office@clcbyron.org

Sandy Erickson is one of our Administrative Assistants who is also a charter member of Christ Lutheran. She has lived in Byron all her life and has one son and one granddaughter.   clcbyron@frontier.com

Jean Goodman is our Administrative Assistant and does her work remotely from Florida as she thinks its warmer down there.  clcbyron@frontier.com

Gottschalk David & Rose

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.  gottschalkherefords@gmail.com

Jane Cabaya

Jane Cabaya is our Chancel Choir Director/Chancel Bells, 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. libbugjane@frontiernet.net

Sarah Palmer teaches high school English in Lake City and leads our praise team which leads the second service. Sarah was confirmed at Christ Lutheran and enjoys mentoring the youth mission trips.  507-696-3065   sarahvpalmer@gmail.com