Pastors

Pastor Mark Aune

Senior Pastor
651-457-3373
maune@augustana.com

What I do at Augustana
As one of the pastors I am privileged to serve the congregation in preaching, teaching, pastoral care as well as leading the staff. I love the relationships with parishioners that are central to my work as a parish pastor. Walking with people as we all seek to follow Jesus is an important part of what I do and I love the fact we do it together, in community.

My favorite Bible verse
“I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:19b-20)

When I’m not at Augustana, you can find me…
On my bicycle along with my wife, Janis, or at our small lake cabin near Crane Lake in the north country where I can take a hot sauna and jump into a cold lake.

One more thing I’d like you to know
I like to read crime fiction, and two of my favorite authors are William Kent Krueger and Jo Nesbo.

Teleen Saunders

Pastoral Intern
651-457-3373
tsaunders@augustana.com

What I do at Augustana

As an intern pastor I will be doing much of what the other pastors do except I will be doing it for my first time!  My intent is to gain as much experience as I can while at Augustana.  Whether in worship, in committee, or in prayer, I’m thankful to be serving the gospel with such a welcoming and supportive church.  My door is usually open and I invite you visit or email me as we journey together in the love of Christ.

My favorite Bible verse

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)

When I’m not at Augustana, you can find me…

…spending time with my family.  We really enjoy traveling together, eating out, and playing games or watching movies.  I’m also blessed with many amazing friends.  But let’s be honest, when I’m not at Augustana I’m probably walking the dog, working in the yard, cooking, cleaning, or doing laundry.   I also like naps.

 

One more thing I’d like you to know

My first career was teaching elementary school.  I have a song for every season.