Pastor Steve Jenson

Senior Pastor

Reverend Steven Jensen was born in Loveland, CO.  He met his wife Brandi, at the Free Lutheran Bible Collage in Plymouth, MN.  They have 9 children. Steve started his Christian life at 18, but tried to please God by being a “good Christian.”  While he believed in Christ alone, his value was determined by his performance.  Steve found himself in a state of sever depression and despair.  Steve then tried to take his own life, but God had other plans.  Jesus called Steve to seminary following this life changing event.  After graduating from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Steve received a call to St. John Evangelical Free Lutheran Congregation at Schwer in Milford, IL.  Hope Free Lutheran Church in Ishpeming is Steve’s 2nd call.  Ask him about God’s miraculous Grace, he loves to talk about what Christ has done!

Jordan Langness

Youth and Family Ministry Director

Jordan Langness was born and raised in Ishpeming, MI. Following graduation, he went to the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Plymouth, MN for a certificate in Bible which was followed by a Bachelors degree of Youth Ministry from the University of Northwestern St. Paul. While in the cities, he worked as the assistant youth director at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and then served as a Youth Pastor in Beulah North Dakota before returning to Ishpeming in 2018. He and his wife Sarah have been blessed with four young children.

Susie Joki

Office Secretary and Treasurer

Sue Joki was born in Hancock Michigan and has lived in Ishpeming for over 45 years.  She worked at a loan company after graduation from high school. In 1989 she was hired as office secretary of the church and a few years later the duties of church treasurer were added.  Sue has two sons & daughters-in-law, Jeremy & Jodi and Luke & Crystal.  Luke and Crystal were recently married and Crystal’s two sons are a blessing and welcomed addition to our family.