Email Monty Lysne

What is your position at church? How would you describe what you do to a friend? I am the Coordinator of Youth Ministry. I work with Middle School and High School kids and their families.

What is the best part about your job? Your favorite task/responsibility? The best part of my job is the kids. Their energy and life give ME energy and life.

What is your current favorite bible story or verse and why? Romans 8:28: We know that all things work together for good[a] for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose. To me, this is all about hope, and hope is one of the strongest things in the universe.

How would you describe your faith journey in 5 words? Community, hope, forgiveness, gratitude, love.

Where would you like to travel in the world if money and time off were no object? My family and I spent three years working at a Lutheran church in the state of South Australia from 2021-2015. We made great friends there and saw some amazing country. However, even three years was not enough to explore it all. I would love to go back for a few months and drive around as much of the continent as we could in a motor home to see more of this amazing land.

If you could be an artist, what kind would you like to be? I always wanted to be a drummer in a rock/new wave band

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken in a Biscuit snack crackers

A random fun fact about yourself. I took home the world-renowned and coveted “Citizen of the Year” award in 6th grade at Washington Elementary School in Owatonna, MN.

To contact Monty Lysne, Youth Faith Formation Coordinator, please call 651-439-7400, ext. 324