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Meet the Staff at Lord of Life

Billy Newell  (Senior Pastor)

Pastor Billy was installed on Sunday, August 6, please check back for bio

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 three lovely daughters, Urji, Biftu, and Mia 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. 

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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 and have since been blessed with three children. When Delores isn't busy tending to the church, she enjoys spending time with her family (especially those grand babies), golfing, relaxing with a good book, scrap-booking and card making! 

Bre Jensen (Worship Director)

Bre has recently joined the Lord of Life staff as the worship director, but has been on the worship team since she was 11 years old. She has a passion for Christian music and loves being able to arrange and mesh songs together in order to enhance the worship service. Some of Bre’s favorite Christian artists/groups are Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Elevation Worship, and I Am They. Bre is often joined by her sisters, mom, and grandma on the worship team. In Bre’s spare time, she loves spending time with family and her dogs, Leo and Bentley, taking care of her 170 houseplants, being outside hiking and kayaking, spending time with LOL youth, and jamming with her sisters, Kadie and Brooklyn.  Bre is a Sioux Falls Lutheran School alumni and received her masters of occupational therapy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. 

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