Leadership

Pastor

Introduction

We are these days (fall 2019) in a period with interim pastor Tim Peterson.

Tim Peterson began as interim pastor of the American Lutheran Congregation in September 2019. His wife’s name is Donadee. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Tim is a retired ELCA pastor from Minnesota. He served several congregations in Wisconsin and Minnesota and also served for 28 years as a Chaplain in the Army Reserve and Minnesota Army National Guard.

In March and April 2019 Tim and Donadee came to Norway for a tour where Tim presented all or a portion of the Gospel of Mark from memory in Norwegian in 25 places – churches, schools, prayer houses, and a prison. Tim also presented a portion of the Gospel of Mark one time in English – here at the American Lutheran Congregation for a Wednesday evening Lenten service.

Tim and Donadee are thankful for the opportunity to be with the ALC for this time and pray God’s blessings on the congregation as it prepares to choose and welcome a new pastor.

Church Office Secretary

Introduction

Chrys Hellem.

Music Minister

BRADLEY STAUBES is a busy and multi-faceted musician frequently performing in a variety of contexts all around Oslo and beyond. As a keyboard player, he is the Music Director and Organist at The American Lutheran Church in Frogner, as well as being one of the busiest freelance organists in the city, playing over 100 different weddings, funerals, special services and concerts every year. He was director and accompanist for the Yuletide Chorale (Oslo’s English-language Christmas festival choir), and continues as accompanist for Ullern Kammerkor, for whom he has played Brahms Requiem, Carmina Burana. St. John Passion, Haydn’s ‘The Seasons,’ and Messiah among others. He was also rehearsal accompanist for the “Sarpsborg 1000th Anniversary” performance of Carmina Burana.

Bradley is also a very experienced singer and cellist. Here in Oslo he has sung as soloist and chorister with the Oslo Filharmonisk kor (including solos in Oslo Filharmonien’s performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms), as well as both soloist and chorister with Vestre Aker Kammerkor and Ullern Kammerkor. He was the baritone in the men’s quartet ‘The Barbershop Avengers,’ with performances on the main stage at Den Norske Opera & Ballett and other places. As a cellist he has played with the Oslo Kammerorkester and in various professional and volunteer performances.

A native of Washington DC who spent almost 20 years in New York City, Bradley was organist and choir director at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in the Bronx and St. Anthony in Yonkers, has sung with the Washington Opera (Kennedy Center), Prince George’s Opera, The National Chorale (Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall), The Village Light Opera Group, and as chorister, soloist, and song leader at both the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington DC) and St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC). He conducted the Cabrini Singers for 18 years, including performances in Times Square, Ellis Island, the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria, and on “Good Morning America.” His choral compositions have been recorded numerous times, and performed in such far-flung venues as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Other Staff

Title Name
Cleaner S. Butt

Council

Role/Title Name Contact Terms
President Eric Mandeville president (a) alcoslo.org 3rd
Vice President Melisande M. Engebretsen vicepresident (a) alcoslo.org 3rd
Treasurer Mark Lanham treasurer (a) alcoslo.org 2nd
Secretary Jim Schmidt office (a) alcoslo.org 2nd
Membership Wyonne Long office (a) alcoslo.org 3rd
Stewardship Bob Sebro office (a) alcoslo.org 1st
Outreach Lars Lunde outreach (a) alcoslo.org 2nd
Properties Andrew Marshall office (a) alcoslo.org 1st
Worship Cheryl Håbesland office (a) alcoslo.org 2nd
Fellowship Marcella Clark office (a) alcoslo.org 1st
Education David Mauk education (a) alcoslo.org 3rd
Communications Anchit Sahay communication (a) alcoslo.org 2nd