First Lutheran Church

Gladstone, Michigan

1212 Minneapolis Ave.
Gladstone, MI-49837
Phone: 906-428-4565


Pastor Elisabeth Daniels

Pastor Elisabeth Daniels

Pastor Elisabeth has been an ordained pastor in the ELCA for 10 years and has served in two other ministry settings. For seven years she was a Staff Chaplain at St. John’s United in Billings, MT and her First Call was at Eden Lutheran Church in Munising, MI. Pastor Elisabeth and Wesley have been married for seven years and have two children. Their oldest boy is a 1st grader at Cameron Elementary School and their youngest daughter is a preschooler at This Little Light of Mine Preschool.
Pastor Elisabeth has a pastoral care/clinical background and has completed 4 units of CPE. She also loves parish work and serving people in the parish community. Wesley is a proud born and raised Yooper. He works for the government and is a veteran of the Navy.
Pastor Elisabeth graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA in 2006 and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2011. She was ordained by Bishop Skrenes in January of 2011.
Pastor Elisabeth loves having family time, reading, and exploring in the woods. She and her family hope to get back into cross country skiing now that they are back in Michigan. Baking is another one of her passions. You will also see her out walking with Hufflepuff the goldendoodle.
I am so happy to join the First Lutheran Church family and I’m excited for the opportunities we will have to invite, involve, equip, and empower one another as we serve Jesus Christ in this place.

Musician, Paul Rajala; Director of Music, Ray Miller

RhondaOffice Administrator, Rhonda Husbye
Rhonda was born and raised in Escanaba. She and her husband, Eric, have four children. Rhonda studied psychology and early childhood education & development. She worked at Flinn’s Flowers & Garden Center, managing the main Escanaba location for 28 years working in all aspects of the company, ending as their Floral Manager and Lead Designer. After retiring, and she took a six month health break and later found work at Lakestate Industries as a Job Coach until First Lutheran called.


Secretary, Reyna Rose
Reyna Rose, a member of our church, is our new secretary.  Reyna is a lifelong resident of Escanaba. She lives in Cornell with her husband, Scot, four children, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, goats and chickens! Reyna volunteers with our Sunday School and said one of her favorite parts of the church and working here is the music she hears.

Volunteer Coordinator for Sunday School
Cindy Sjoquist

Adam Haberstich – Custodian:

Adam was a member of First Lutheran during his youth.  He enjoys spending time with his two children Oliver, age 8, Ava, age 4, family and friends. His hobbies include cooking, mixed martial arts, and having fun in the great outdoors.


Sound System Tech, Aaron Kippola

Aaron Kippola