Council Nominees for 2020
Brady Berg has been at OSLC for 12 years, though there was a 4 year absence while he temporarily relocated to South Carolina. His wife Annie and him are both engineers, working at Woodward. They met at work in Michigan in 1997 and were married in 2000. They moved to Missouri in 2001 and then to Colorado in 2004. Their oldest daughter, Alyssa is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at Preston Middle School. Their twins, Ryan and Katelyn, are 8 years old and in the 3rd grade at Bacon Elementary. They generally like to spend time in the mountains, hiking and camping, though at this point in their lives they tend to spend a lot of their free time at their kids’ sporting events! What he likes about OSLC is that it embodies the parts of the ELCA that I like the most: We are all welcome. We are all part of a greater family and community. Since joining OSLC, he has received a lot – received communion, received blessings, received sermons, even his children received baptism here. Since his kids were born though, he really hasn’t had a lot of time to give back to the church. Now that his kids are getting a little older, he feels like they’re having a lot of fun as a family rather than being in a perpetual “survival mode” and he is now able to give back to our church and our community.
Larry Dunn is originally from Idaho and graduated from the University of Oregon. He has been a member of OSLC for 12 years where he has been a member of the Welcome Ministry, led adult forums, been active in the men’s breakfast and FFH. He received an MDiv from Lexington Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Education from UNC. He worked at CSU for 25 years as Extension Director, State Specialist in Community Development and Project Director for Rural Revitalization. In retirement, Larry has been active in Overland Sertoma Service Club, the Larimer County Fair Board, Affordable Housing and Restorative Justice for Youth. He is married to Debra and they have four married sons and two grandsons.
Pat Cessnun has been at OSLC for 8 years. She is single with no children. It is her privilege to spoil her nieces and nephews and her neighbor’s children. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling and meeting new people. Her favorite things about OSLC include: It has a very strong sense of family and ALL are welcome. The Pastors’ wonderful sense of humor creates a very accepting atmosphere. The music is very inspiring and allows a non-singer like her to boldly praise the Lord. She wants to serve on church council because she has a long background in Sales and Marketing and has used these skills to work with other church councils to raise money for new additions and to organize and expand ministry. She has also been a volunteer on the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity Board and helped to pull together a 10 year plan. She was responsible for Faith Relations and her team made presentations to Fort Collins churches and organizations to encourage them to sponsor a home. She has also mentored an at risk youth through Lutheran Family Services. She looks forward to using her gifts to help achieve Our Saviour’s goals. She is invested in Our Saviour’s and would love the opportunity to be part of the team that helps her expand and grow both in people and in faith.
Tina Stegall has been at OSLC for 3 years. She lives with her wonderful partner Donna Lopez and their wonderful Aussie Shepard Sam. She has an older sister who works for Thompson Valley Schools and her parents live in Loveland and are snowbirds in Arizona half of the year.She likes to travel, read, work on church projects and spend time with family. He favorite things about OSLC include: she loves that they accepted Donna and I as a couple. They are able to as involved or as little as we wish. They love that they are loving and accepting of all, no matter the factor. She wants to serve on church council because she wants to be a voice for those who feel as though they never get an opportunity to share there voice or opinion.