Custer Lutheran Fellowship is blessed with a resourceful staff that keep CLF running smoothly.

Pat_E_-_cropped.jpgPat Eidsness, Interim Pastor 

Pat Eidsness, AIM, is the Interim Pastor at CLF during this time when we are in the process of calling a new full time pastor.  She and her husband Roe served together as mission developers for Westside Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls until 2014, when they retired and moved to Rochford, SD.  Pat previously served three congregations in Sioux Falls and the South Dakota Synod as Director of Faith Family Style.  Pat and Roe are avid bicyclists and Outlaw Ranch campers.  They have four married children; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Donna McConnell, Office Administrator

Donna has served at Custer Lutheran Fellowship since 2006.  She is often the first person that people see in the office and can answer most questions or can direct you to the person who can.  She is married to Denny and has two children and six grandchildren.


Wendi Rusch, SPARK Kids Director


Sara Janson, Office Assistant

Sara has served at Custer Lutheran Fellowship since 2012.  She is responsible for maintaining the church calendar, organizing the worship bulletin and announcements, and coordinating several schedules.  She is married to Mike and has two children and sings in the choir.

Augie Heyne, Custodian

Augie has served at Custer Lutheran Fellowship since 2013, though he has been a member for nearly three decades.  Augie is responsible for the maintenance of the Custer Lutheran Fellowship facility and is happy to coordinate volunteers who like to paint, sweep, mow, and fix.

Mary Klein, Parish Nurse

Mary completed parish nurse training in 2013.  She is a registered nurse and has worked in many areas of nursing.  Mary leads the Health Ministry team, organizes blood pressure checks one Sunday per month, and coordinates the congregation’s health education programs.

Margaret Tretheway, Director of Music

Margaret has served at Custer Lutheran Fellowship for many years, coordinating music for worship.  After a long career as a private music teacher in Custer, Margaret brings many gifts (and musicians) to Custer Lutheran Fellowship.  If you sing, play piano or other instrument, Margaret can help you find a place to share your gifts.


Marlene Sellevold, Choir Director

Marlene has served at Custer Lutheran Fellowship since 2005.  She began the Custer Lutheran Fellowship adult choir.  The choir sings twice per month on Sunday mornings from September to May and rehearses on Wednesday evenings.