Tyler served Central United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ from 2003 to 2007, and was appointed to LHUMC as of July 1, 2007.
Tyler and his wife Eleanor have a daughter Greta and a son Wes. His hobbies include music, movies, downhill skiing, and golf.Email Reverend Tyler Christiansen
Born in Sioux Falls, she graduated from Bemidji State University with a B.A. in Music. She and Kurt have two grown children, Sonja and Ian. Her hobbies include reading, crocheting and embroidery.Email Pat Ruppel
Originally from Wausau, Wisconsin she now resides in Minneapolis with her husband Tony. They have three children, Evie, Nora and Tom. In her spare time she directs musical theatre, runs, and bikes.Email Kathy Webb
Eleanor was born and raised in Alabama. Upon completing her BA in English/Lit at Birmingham-Southern College, she moved to Chicago to pursue a MDiv at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. There she fell in love with the Old Testament and a certain young seminarian (see the listing for Pastor). After marrying Tyler and spending more time studying the Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, Eleanor moved to Minnesota (brrrr) and joined the staff at LHUMC.
Eleanor enjoys being a mom to Greta and Wes. She is thrilled to be working so closely with the children of Lake Harriet UMC and all the wonderful people who volunteer their time to share God’s love with these kids. In her free time, Eleanor enjoys reading, singing, gardening and cooking (note: cleaning did not make the cut).
Nicolle Rockhold serves as Co-Director, and also teaches one of the classrooms.Email the Preschool