Our Church Staff

Director of Music Ministry Kris Knutson Image Director of Music Ministry - Kris Knutson

Kris graduated from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Music Education - Choral and General Music, and has taught in school districts in Arcadia, Birchwood, Flambeau, and Spooner. Kris currently teaches K-4 General Music in Spooner, along with private lessons in the surrounding area. Kris has served churches in Ft. Wayne, IN, and Arcadia in both school and church music capacities. Kris also served as Director of Education at Schmitt Music, and as a Global Music Intern at Global Mission Events and Trainings. Kris received ELW training for musicians and introduced the ELW hymnal to congregations in the La Crosse Synod. On the performance side, Kris has served as a musician at numerous La Crosse Area Synod Assemblies and LYO Lock-ins, and has performed with many artists, including Dakota Road, Marty Haugen, Mary Preus, Tom Witt, and Anthothy Machado. Kris has also worked with Susan Briehl and Dave Erlander. One performance Kris will always remember was singing at Carnegie Hall in New York with the UW-La Crosse Alumni Choir. In addition to singing and playing piano, Kris plays the French horn, guitar, and ukulele.

Administrative Assistant Bonnie Hurley Image Administrative Assistant - Bonnie Hurley

Bonnie was born in central Illinois and spent a wonderful childhood on Lake Decatur; swimming, water skiing, and generally getting way too much sun. A rebellious '60s flower child (since somewhat reformed), Bonnie graduated from Illinois State with a degree in Comprehensive Business Education. That degree led to several different jobs, from corn de-tasseling to grain elevator manager to elementary and middle school teacher, with a stint as a farm wife along the way. In 2007, upon the retirement of Sharon Butterfield, Bonnie became the Administrative Assistant at Long Lake Lutheran Church. Bonnie has also bred, raised, and shown dogs for many years working with many breeds, although Westies are her love. Bonnie has lived in a number of states and countries, but does not want to leave the Wisconsin that she has fallen in love with. God guided me with life experiences for my place here at Long Lake Lutheran, and I will be forever thankful for His hand in my life.

Custodian - Gloria Prock


Cemetery Sexton - Bob Papendieck


Librarian - Kris Schaefer


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