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

Education:
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

Family:
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

Biography:
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
highview@highview-lutheran.org
952-469-2722