Pastor Dave Ryerson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dave Ryerson was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He has a wife Rachel and 2 children, Nick age 11 and Anna Age 9. Before becoming a pastor he was a radio program director for 20 years. He has lived in several states prior to moving to the UP. He really enjoys the outdoors, cooking and telling people the good news of Jesus!

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.