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Welcome - A New Chapter at MLC !

Where God is calling us in the future — and calling the next pastor to lead MLC, is an exciting chapter for MLC!  Founded in 1990,  we are a thriving Lutheran church of the ELCA Southeastern Synod. We enjoy being together in worship, fellowship, and service with each other, our local community, and all our mission partners. Our future is just as promising! Come join in Messiah’s mission to be “God’s people, Reaching Out.”

We all start somewhere ...

Founded on May 20, 1990, Messiah Lutheran Church began as a mission church meeting in a rented union hall off Hwy 20.  In 1993 Messiah laid the cornerstone on its church on Highway 72.    Learn more about Messiah, below!

Our Emblem

The cross, representing Christ’s resurrection and victory over death and sin is the center intersection of three circles.  The fire symbolizes the Holy Spirit of the pentecostThe crown is a symbol of Christ, our Lord and savior. The shell represents Baptism.

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Constitution of The Congregation

The Constitution of Messiah Lutheran Church lays out out the organization of the church. The congregation is a member of the Southeastern Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

MLC Constitution & Bylaws

 2022 Constitution Updates 

Church Council

Messiah is faithfully led by members elected to serve on the Church Council of Representatives.  These members help manage church ministries, finances, and facilities.  Messiah’s Church Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Annual Reports 
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Church Council Members (click to expand)

Council Handbook & Staff Job Descriptions  Updated Aug 1, 2018

Executive Committee
Exec. Council Position Descriptions

President: Pastor Diana Bottin (Feb 1, 2022)

Vice President: Greg Kilby
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Treasurer: Rhonda Gaede treasurer@mlutheran.com

Secretary: Stephanie Kokan
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Council Representatives (click on position to view position description)

Worship and Music:  Rebbecca Alferink worship_music_rep@mlutheran.com

Outreach: Andrew King outreach_rep@mlutheran.com

Stewardship: Tim Pitchko  stewardship_rep@mlutheran.com

Education and Youth:  Chris Berry  education_rep@mlutheran.com

Fellowship: Debi Peterson fellowship_rep@mlutheran.com

Property: William Rydbom
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Finance: Lee Smith
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Youth Representative: Merritt Zesinger youth_rep@mlutheran.com

Non-Council Positions

Sunday School Superintendent:  Dorothy Seitz

Nominating Committee:  Dana Burton, Bobbey Huwaldt, Heather Neely Mark Thompson Outgoing Council: Sonja Pedersen, Laurie Campbell

Audit Committee: TBA

Personnel Committee: Gary Heideman, Glen Long, Bobbey Huwaldt

Church Members

Members of Messiah’s community come from all walks of life and backgrounds.  Huntsville and Madison’s explosive growth of the past 25 years has brought many of our members from other parts of the country.

Church Membership Directory
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