Meet the Staff


Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of all of it's people.  Some are part time, some are full time, but they ALL dedicate their time and energy to making this church great!  Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:













Brenda Wicklund - Pastor



Thanks for visiting our webpage.  I am Pastor at First Lutheran and feel so blessed to be here serving Jesus Christ and God, in the world with this congregation and community.  My husband Kent and I, have lived in Hinckley, MN for 35 plus years and we have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren, that we are so blessed to have.  We are so proud of all of our family.  If you are looking for a great place to grow, worship or ask tough questions, you have landed at the best place.  I would love to visit and to talk to you, about any of those things.  This church, has a strong faith in Jesus Christ and I do as well.  I love to visit and talk, so please give us a ring and come check us out.  "All are welcome", and that statement is true here at First Lutheran. 

A servant in Christ, Pastor Brenda Wicklund.















Mindy Johnson - Youth Director



I have been the Youth Director at First Lutheran for well over ten years.  My responsibilities include helping to oversee the education, youth and family programs here at First Lutheran, as well as other things as needed.  I lead Faith in Action, as well as our Youth Group on Wednesday evenings.  I plan and implement many youth activities, including service projects, youth Bible studies, family fellowship activities and mission trips.  I try to stay involved with the youth, as I can.  I help support the youth in their school settings.  I train and involve youth in an outreach program, to help to reach unchurched youth.  My husband and I have three sons, two of which are now in college and two daughters. We are so very proud of all of our children and enjoy our family vacations, as well as any time we can share together.




sample.jpg  Donna Martin -  Secretary


I am the Secretary at First Lutheran and I joined the staff, in early April of 2012.  I am responsible, for the day-to-day office routine and maintaining the congregational records.  I usually work Wednesday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  I am married and have one daughter.  I also have two "church" granddaughters, that call me Grandma Donna.  One of my favorite things to do, is riding our Harley trike with my husband and camping with our friends.






sample.jpg Kathy Thompson - Financial Secretary


I am the Financial Secretary at First Lutheran.  I joined the staff in late April of 2012.  My primary function, is to keep records of each member of our congretation.  This consists of reconciling offerings to the bank deposits.  I also keep in close communication with the Church Treasurer.  I prepare individual member contribution statements, with timely information on contributions to the general fund and other special offerings.  I monitor and keep financial records of youth activities and funds. I work with the Parish Secretary when needed and I am her back-up, when she is absent.  I am also the coordinator, for the church website. My husband and I have a son and daughter and are the proud grandparents, of three beautiful granddaughters and two precious, identical twin grandsons.





267280 1920937700020_149575_n 2 Rick Bicking - Treasurer

 In September of 2017, I accepted the position of Treasurer. As treasurer, I pay all of the monthly bills, as well as do payroll for the staff.  Financial and bank records, need to be maintained and stored and this is part of my responsibility.  I coordinate with the Financial Secretary, in order to maintain records.  Each month, I reconcile the bank statement and report to Church Council, as to where the church finanaces stand. I also file all the required federal and state tax forms.  At the end of the year, I prepare and present financial reports for audit.  I am blessed to have 7 children as well as 3 grandchildren.  They are a big part of my life.  As well as holding the treasure's position here at First Lutheran, I also work full time at the Hinckley Grand Casino.





kathryn Kathryn Souer - Custodian

 I became custodian of First Lutheran in mid August of 2019.  I joined the church in 2009 and have helped out in many different areas.  I have been on Alter Guild, for many years.  I have had numerous positions in the past and with retiring, I was looking for a few hours a week position.  This position works out well for me!  My duties include being responsible for the general upkeep/cleaning of the church.  I wash floors, vacumm all rooms in the church, clean bathrooms, stock the bathroom supplies, take care of recycling as well as a few other items needed.  I belong to a few Bible Studies and enjoy them.      



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