St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Lisa Lewton
Senior Pastor
Click image for bio

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the small town of Sherwood in north-central North Dakota.


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up, I was quite sure I would write for a newspaper. I created a “newspaper” called the Sherwood Chronicle when I was twelve years old, complete with comics and gossip section, along with a glimpse into the life of someone from Sherwood. It sold for 50 cents an issue, with half of the profit paid to the delivery boy, who was my neighbor.


What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Elton John performed in Bismarck in 2011. It was his first visit to North Dakota and he was amazing! It was the best concert ever both because he was awesome and because I sat beside my mom, aunt and cousin, who are all super fun.


What is the craziest, or dumbest, thing you’ve ever done?

My husband and I thought it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to have two kids within 20 months. Crazy, indeed.


What do you love about St John Lutheran Church?

There is a culture of generosity at St. John in the way people reach beyond the doors of the church. I am grateful to be a part of a place that understands church as more than a building, but something we are together. The mission statement is “Living in Service to Christ”, which is what I see this congregation do in the way they serve people near and far. This kind of gracious living is really living.


What difference does Jesus make in your life?

It would be easy to let one day run into the next one without ever stopping to consider why any of this matters. Everything appears to be “fine”. And I can pretend as well as anyone else that life is fine. But the truth is, we are, each of us, messy and broken. Jesus Christ is the glimmer of hope that brings wholeness and healing, forgiveness and abundant life. That is what matters to me.

Lisa Lewton

Signup for our E-NEWS


 8:00 am - "in-person" only

 9:30 am - "in-person", Facebook Livestream

& broadcast on KDIX radio


6:00 pm - Church School Family Worship

"in-person" & Facebook Livestream


7:00 pm - "in person" only









St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
Church Website Login
This is the STAFF LOGIN area. If you have no website account, click the Pencil Icon link above to create one. Then, confirm your account through email. One of our admins will then confirm who you are and approve the account.