Calvary Free Lutheran Church

Youth Leader Steven Peterson - ​​Hello I’m Steven Peterson, the new part time youth leader at Calvary Free Lutheran Church.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to be your youth leader at Calvary. Thank you. I’m originally from Thief River Falls, MN where I went to church at Our Saviors Free Lutheran Church. After that I went to AFLBS and got to know Brady and Kyle better.  I had seen them before on the drives down to FLY Convention in Colorado, but I never got to know them until AFLBS. I’m very thankful for them both and their influence on my life. Bible School is where my passion to serve Jesus started. Before that I just served to help people, but now I serve to give glory to my King. I was on summer teams all three years at AFLBS. I also attended a third year called MTI, Missions Training Institute, where I studied youth ministry in-depth. During my first year on summer teams one of my team members asked me if I had ever thought about pursuing youth ministry. From there I prayed about it and I knew that I loved teaching others about how great Jesus is. Since then I have been serving as a volunteer in youth groups in many different churches. I’m thankful that God has been with me throughout this whole process and has guided my steps bringing me here to Fosston to teach youth group. Thank you for this opportunity.

Secretary Rosalie Larson

Treasurer Mike LaVoi

Pastor Alan Arneson – I was raised in a Christian home since the age of seven.  At about the same time my family became part of the church family at Green Lake Lutheran (AFLC), Spicer, MN.  As to education, I received a Graduate in Bible from the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Minneapolis, MN, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Moorhead State University and then a Graduate in Theology from the Free Lutheran Seminary (AFLTS) in Minneapolis.  I did my internship while attending seminary at Elim Lutheran in Lake Stevens, WA which was an extremely rewarding experience. I was ordained in the AFLC in 1993. I have served congregations in Dexter, MN, Badger and Greenbush, MN, and Ottawa, IL. For the past ten years I have done pulpit supply at Saron Lutheran, rural Erskine, MN and have served full-time as pastor at Calvary. 

My wife Lisa and I were married in 1990. We have three awesome sons that are the love and joy of our life – Brady (23), Kyle (21) and Aaron (19).

Ministry Staff