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Pastor Joel Langholz

Pastor Joel Langholz has served at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church since December of 2011.  He spent much of his youth on the beach in Florida but has called Washington home for almost 20 years. Pastor Joel holds an M.Div from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California.   When he is not involved in ministry, he loves spending time with his wife Becky (who is a Pastor at Zion Lutheran in Ferndale) and their two children.  Prior to his ordination in the ELCA , Pastor Joel worked in a number of capacities, including as a Studio Assistant for glass artist Dale Chihuly, as a wilderness contractor in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, and as a cook. In addition Pastor Joel serves as Campus Pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry at Western Washington University, supporting faith formation for college students. 

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Denise Ringhand

Denise became the Office Manager in April 2023.  She is a life-long Lutheran and moved to Bellingham in 2019.  She spent the past few years working at Red Dog Mine, a remote zinc mine in NW Alaska.  Her background is in the contracting and procurement profession.  In addition to working in the mining industry, she worked for the US Coast Guard, the US Air Force, and the University of Alaska.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. She is married to Ron McGee and has a grown son.  Her favorite activities are running, reading, writing, and listening to music. 

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