Staff

We are a small (but mighty) team of talented professionals who want to help you on your faith journey. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Ivy Huston

Pastor

Rev. Ivy Huston started with Living Waters in June of 2020. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College before obtaining her Master of Divinity in 2004. Since becoming ordained, Ivy has served at several parishes in and around Minnesota, most recently serving as the Associate Pastor at St. Marks in North St. Paul. She has been doing children, youth and family ministry in some way, shape or form since 1996 both in camp, inner city, suburban and out-state settings.

Pastor Ivy love to sing, especially church songs, loves to write sermons and plays the guitar well enough to get through most campfire songs! She and her husband have a 5 year old daughter who reminds them daily that the learning curve is steep for parents but the love shared makes the ride worthwhile.

Contact me: pastor@livingwaterslutheran.org

Katie Weber

Director of Ministry

Katie joined the staff of Living Waters in October 2018. Her passion is helping people find a place to be connected within the body of Christ. Katie, her husband and two teenagers live in Centerville and are deeply rooted in the community.

Contact Me: office@livingwaterslutheran.org

Ellie Lehn

Music Director

Ellie joined the staff at Living Waters in January of 2020. She was raised in Lino Lakes and attended Centennial High School. She went on to study music at Luther College where she concentrated on clarinet and vocal studies. Ellie enjoys helping people to share their creativity through music.

Contact me: musicdirector@livingwaterslutheran.org

Angela Coon

Children’s Ministry Director

Angela joined the staff at Living Waters in September 2019, although she has been a member since 2007. Angela is also a paraprofessional in the Centennial Area School District. She and her daughter, Britta live in Blaine.

Contact me: amcoon2003@yahoo.com

Eric Gustafson

Seminary Student

Eric has been with Living Waters since September of 2018. He spends his days working as a landscaper, running the family business and his nights studying for his Master of Divinity Degree at Luther Seminary. Eric and his two young adult daughters live in North Branch.

Contact me: eric@branchland.com

Amy Kuehl

Bookkeeper

Amy has been on staff at Living Waters since 2017. She is the finance manager for a Chiropractic Clinic in Blaine and handles the books at another church. When Amy isn’t juggling her three jobs she can be found at wrestling tournaments around the country watching her son’s matches.

Contact Amy: bookkeeper@livingwaterslutheran.org

Autum Barbato

Nursery Care Coordinator

Autum joined the Living Waters staff as the Nursery Care Coordinator in fall of 2019. She has experience working in childcare centers and hopes to be a pediatric nurse someday. Autum lives in Hugo with her boyfriend, Alex and rescue kitty Scarlett.

John Graupman

Custodian

John joined the staff of Living Waters in the fall of 2019. John also works as a Custodian for a large Lutheran church in Maple Grove. He is a familiar face around Living Waters and has been attending the men’s bible study for years. He also coordinates the N/A and Al-Anon program on Friday nights at Living Waters.


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