Our Staff



The Friedens staff team loves God, people, and serving the Friedens family. We enjoy getting to know new people, so feel free to come introduce yourself--that is if we don't find you first! If you need to contact a staff member, please use the "contact us" section at the bottom of this page and your message will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Back row: Greg Masslich (Pastor of Adult Discipleship), Charissa Toeller (Worship & Communications Director), Heidi Schuldt (Administrative Assistant), Brandon Lemons (Senior Pastor),

Front row: Michael Wright (Pastor of Youth & Young Adults), Gentry Tetschlag (Children's Ministry Director, who has recently stepped down from this role to be home with her newborn and three other children)

Not Pictured: Shelly Lemons, Children's Ministry Director

Meet Pastor Brandon

Brandon learned about the Gospel and committed his life to following Jesus as a sophomore in college. After graduating from college, he served on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) at North Dakota State University for three years. Brandon then went to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he received a Masters of Divinity.  In 2009, Brandon began serving as Senior Pastor at Friedens.

Brandon is married to Shelly and they have two children. He enjoys cycling and reading. His favorite parts of pastoral ministry are the relationships with people and seeing God transform people’s lives.