Meet Our Staff

Gary Andersen
Lead Pastor
I was called to serve at American Lutheran in July 2012. A graduate of Luther Seminary, I have served congregations in Lakefield, MN, Rice Lake, WI, Bloomington, MN, and a brief interim period at Gaylord, MN. Prior to being called to ordained ministry, my first career was in small business in the area of publishing. My wife Diane and I have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Michelle and family live in Shakopee, MN; Tim and family live in Mullen, NE; and Jon and family live in Bellevue, NE. Together Diane and I enjoy spending time with family and especially spoiling the grandchildren. We also like camping, boating, bicycling and hiking. I also enjoy taking on home improvement projects.
Stacy Bickett
Youth Director
I have been working with youth and volunteers for over 25 years and joined the American Lutheran Ministry Team in September 2013.  My husband Tim and I have three children Kendrick, Emmett and Karissa and we enjoy spending time together as a family camping, playing games and volunteering.
Sylvia Anderson
Worship & Music Coordinator
I have been on staff at ALC since January 2007. I often assist other education opportunities. As worship/music coordinator, I work closely with the pastors to plan and organize the music components of the various worship services. I am part-time and can be found in the office most mornings and early afternoons. I grew up as a farm girl near Marion, SD, attended college at SDSU in Brookings, SD and have lived in Clark, SD, Canton, SD and now in Worthington, MN. I read to relax and want to travel more. My husband Michael and I have two grown children, Alex and Miranda. We also count numerous rescue cats as part of our family.