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Pastor Lynn Ronsberg

slynnPastor Lynn Ronsberg came to Sharon Lutheran Church in Feb. 2012 after serving for 14 years as Senior Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids.  Ordained in 1979, Pastor Lynn served in several communities in Minnesota before coming to Sharon.  She is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and also has an M.S.E. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Ph.D from Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.   Pastor Lynn is an avid baseball and Minnesota Twins fan who also loves to spend time with her 8 nieces and nephews and the rest of her family all of whom live in the Twin Cities.  


Pastor Dominique Buchholz

Dominique Buchholz staff photoI am so grateful to serve as a pastor to the people of Sharon Lutheran Church.  God is at work here! You see it in the ways this community is drawn together to worship, the ways we support one another, and in our commitment to follow where Jesus is leading us to serve others.

Pastor Dominique joined the ministry of Sharon Lutheran in February 2017. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, and studied Social Work at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Sharon Lutheran is her first call as an ordained pastor. Before joining us, Pr. Dominique and her husband, Max, served as a missionaries in Slovakia through the ELCA's Global Missions. Max is a nurse at Altru and a digital marketing consultant for churches and non-profits. The two met while working at Camp of the Cross in Garrison, ND. Since moving to Grand Forks, they have of course been learning more about hockey, and they also love to travel, live entertainment, camping, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors.



Interim Pastor Charlie Axness

Charlie preaching to kidsCharles (Charlie) Axness was born in Carpio, ND where he spent the first five years of his life. At age five the family moved to Minot, ND. After graduating from high school, Charlie moved to another part of the campus of Minot State College
and graduated with a double major of History and Economics. He spent five years teaching during which he met and married his wife, Linda. The two have been married for 46 years. He then spent ten years working in the insurance industry before following a lifelong call and attending Luther Seminary to become a pastor. Charlie served his internship at the Lemmon Rural Parish where he was a solo pastor for Three Point Parish. Following graduation from seminary, Charlie served four years at Concordia Lutheran in Crosby, ND and then served four years as the Stewardship Specialist for the Western ND Synod in Bismarck, ND. Charlie then accepted a position as Senior Pastor of First Lutheran in Mandan, ND. After six years at First Lutheran, he accepted a position as senior pastor at First Lutheran church in Fremont, NE where he
served for eight years. As he retired from First Lutheran, the newly elected bishop of Eastern ND invited Charlie to join his staff working with rostered leadership. Charlie once again retired in March of 2018.

It is with great anticipation that Charlie joins the staff of Sharon Lutheran Church . Charlie is well aware of the great traditions of Sharon, he and hopes to contribute positively to the wonderful staff of Sharon. He looks forward to serving the great people of Sharon.