Highview Christiania Lutheran Church
"Fed by the Word, Feeding the World."
Pastor Michael Mandsager

Master of Divinity, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Work History:
Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, Farmington, MN 2014 - present
First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, MN 2007-2014
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN 1999-2007
Trinity Lutheran Church, LaCrosse, WI 1995-1999
St. Paul/St. Matthew Lutheran Parish, Harmony, MN 1992-1995

Wife – April Fitzloff, Physician’s Assistant in family practice, Farmington, MN
Daughter – Julia, 21, junior studying pre-med at Luther College, Decorah, IA
Son – Erik, 16, junior at Northfield High School
Twin sons – Noah and Jacob, 2 ½ years old

I was born in Minneapolis, where my father served as campus pastor at Augsburg College. My mother was a homemaker. I have an older brother, two younger sisters, and four stepsisters. I spent most of my school years in Decorah, Iowa. My dad was then a vice-president at Luther College. I was married to my first wife, Jenelle, for 18 years, until her death from cancer in 2007. April and I have been married for four years. As a pastor, I started out serving two congregations in rural Harmony, MN. Since then, I have served as an associate pastor, first in LaCrosse, WI, then Northfield, and most recently in Faribault. I enjoy preaching, worship and music, teaching, and doing ministry with people of all ages, from young children to seniors. I have loved all the congregations where I have served, and I am looking forward to new joys and challenges of serving in a solo pastor setting once again.
26690 Highview Avenue
Farmington, MN 55024