MEET OUR STAFF
Pastor Melissa grew up in the Chicago area. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and received a M.A. from Loyola University. She spent a few years working at a church and a non-profit organization before discerning a call to be a pastor and then moving to Minnesota to attend Luther Seminary. She first fell in love with Montana when she completed her pastoral internship in Billings. Pastor Melissa began serving at ALC in October 2021. She enjoys every opportunity to spend time exploring the mountains, cycling, and working on baking the perfect loaf of sourdough bread.
LoAnne was born in Livingston and has been a member of American Lutheran her entire life. She has been a council secretary, Sunday school teacher and Sunday School superintendent. She spent most of her adult life in the nursing profession and now enjoys a variety of interests. She helps care for the bears at Montana Grizzly Encounter. LoAnne is active in promoting spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in Livingston. Camping, hiking and visiting with the Yellowstone Park wildlife are some of her passions.
Nancy Curtis grew up in Wisconsin, and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and later earned her Masters Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. In 1982 she moved to Livingston and joined American Lutheran. Nancy taught music in Montana for 38 years; 37 years as choral director for grades 7-12 in Livingston, and one year as an Elementary Music Methods teacher at MSU. She has served on the church council at American, directed the church choir and is now an accompanist for worship services. Nancy is enjoying her time in retirement, and is working part time at Bob’s Outdoor in Livingston.
MEET OUR CHURCH COUNCIL
Randy was born and raised in Livingston. After teaching in Ketchikan, Alaska for 22 years, he moved back to his hometown to begin teaching at Park High. Now after 18 years of teaching he will retire after the school year completes. He has been a lifelong member of ALC, apart from his years in Alaska. Randy and Joan have two adult children. Joan was part of the Livingston School District as an elementary teacher for 10 years before her retirement. Randy enjoys hiking and traveling as well as puttering in the garden.
Lana and her husband Don joined American Lutheran Church in the early 80’s. Their two children were baptized and confirmed at American Lutheran Church. She has serviced as a Sunday School Teacher, Altar Guild, and Church Treasurer. She is active with WELCA on the church and cluster level. She has retired from Livingston Healthcare in Patient Financial Services with 38 years. She enjoys her family and grandchildren, camping, gardening, and quilting.
Jane was born and raised in North Dakota where she was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Oakes. She moved to Livingston in 1973 beginning her career as a high school teacher and joining ALC. She taught at Park High for 33 years and later at Montana State University. After retiring from teaching, she began working part time at Back Porch Quilts. She enjoys knitting, quilting and volunteering.
Anna was raised in Livingston with her two brothers; baptized and confirmed at ALC. She graduated from Concordia College with a degree in Business. She currently is a legal assistant at Huppert, Swindlehurst & Woodruff. She, her husband and Payton (golden retriever) enjoy camping and the great outdoors of MT.
Dana was born and raised in Livingston. He was baptized and confirmed at ALC. He owned a Blues Bar and literary lounge for nearly 30 years here in Livingston. He enjoys the out of doors and watching the Bobcats, Yankees, and Celtics.
Dale has been a resident in Livingston over 76 years and became a member of ALC in 1970. He plays an active role in handyman projects around the church. Dale and his wife Gloria of 49+ years have two adult children. He is a retired BNSF and MRL mechanical foreman. Dale also serves ALC as a Lay Pastoral Associate.
Dale Siegle was born and raised in Glendive, MT. Baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, a great German, Lutefisk & Lefse congregation that enjoyed their coffee after the service. He came to Livingston in 1979, joining ALC. He worked as the Livingston office manager of the Montana Job Service for 15 years and later continued managing the Bozeman Job Service office for 10 years, retiring in 2003. He is currently a part time/seasonal fishing outfitter.
Leslie was born and raised in Missoula, MT and received her B. S. degree at the University of
Montana. She began her teaching career in Hamilton where she met her husband Verne, also a teacher. Verne received his school administrative degree and they moved to Geraldine, Sidney and finally landed in Livingston where they have lived for the past 35 years. She has two children, Kelly and Jason. The family has attended ALC for those 35 years. Leslie is involved in WELCA, sewing quilt tops for the quilters, serves on the Mission Endowment committee and member of the council. Leslie enjoys being with her granddaughters when possible, golfing, her garden, playing cards and is learning how to play Mah Jongg.
Billie was born in Greybull WY, the oldest of 4 sisters. Married to Greg for over 35 years. Randi and Tanner are their kids with a bonus daughter, Barbie, Greg's oldest. Billie is semi-retired and enjoys camping, her dog, watching PBS (the Packers, Broncos and Steelers) but most of all Jace Gunn, her grandson, brings her the most enjoyment!
Dennis grew up in Havre, Montana where he worked on the family farm before making his way to Livingston. Dennis worked as a teacher for some years before he owned his own business. He is now retired. Dennis has been married to Kitty for 48+ years. They have four adult children (all were baptized at ALC) and six grandchildren (four were baptized at ALC). Dennis enjoys golfing as much as he can and keeps busy trying to get to as many of his grandchildren's activities as possible.