Meet the Staff at Lord of Life
Wade Meyer (Pastor)
Wade is a native of South Dakota where he grew up in the communities of Colome, Winner and Edgemont. After serving churches in California for fourteen years and Minnesota for twelve years, he was called to Lord of Life to serve as Pastor in 2010. His wife Lisa kept busy raising and home schooling their five children! Now that their children are grown she is working in the rehab unit at Avera Hospital. When Wade is able to find some free moments he enjoys golfing, riding his motorcycle, camping with his wife, and oh yes.....visiting with people!!!
Chera is originally from Ethiopia and came to the United States as an immigrant in 2007. He found the Lord of Life family in 2009 with an Oromo speaking group and became its ordained pastor in 2014. Chera is very passionate about the Church and spends a lot of time involved with the ministry, however, he is also employed at Graco Inc. as a machine operator. Chera and his wife Siyade have two lovely daughters, Urji and Biftu which he enjoys spending as much time as he can with them. Other things Chera enjoys in his free time are working on electronics as well as more time in prayer.
Delores Osterloo (Admin Staff)
Delores and her husband Steve have been part of the Lord of Life family since the church's start in 1988. In 1995 Delores began working in the church office and has maintained it ever since! Over the years Delores has volunteered for many ministries but her favorite always comes back to directing musicals/dinner theatres at LOL. She enjoys the enhancement of the worship experience coming alive in the adults & youths involved. Delores and Steve have two beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Carly. In September 2016 they welcomed a son(in law) into the family when Alyssa married Kyle! When Delores isn't busy tending to the church, she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing with a good book, scrap-booking and card making!
Katelyn Strasser (Worship Director)
Katelyn (a.ka. Katie) has been the Worship Director at Lord of Life for five years. Her love of finding new worship songs and figuring out how to incorporate them into our services really shows through in the atmosphere at Lord of Life. Some of her favorite worship songs come from Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, and Kari Jobe, just to name a few. While she has only been Worship Director for a few short years at LOL, fun fact about Katie is she was actually the first infant baptized in the church! Her membership at LOL has grown to include her husband Micah, and their three children. Outside of music and a busy family life, Katie enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.