Meet the Staff

Pastor Eric

Pastor Eric Bakken

Pastor Eric accepted the call to serve as Sr. Pastor at Evangelical Lutheran in August of 2003. Prior to serving in Black River Falls, he served as a Mission Developer Pastor at Peace Lutheran in Eyota, MN (1998-2003). Before that he served a rural three-point parish north of Cokato, MN (1995-1998). Prior to that, he’d served as the Lutheran Campus Chaplain at the University of MN-Morris (1983-1995). He served as the Program Director at Camp of the Cross Lutheran Bible Camp, Garrison, ND (1980-1982).

Pr. Eric received his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary; his Master of Arts degree in both Pastoral Care and Church History, at Northwestern Theological Seminary; and his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (History, Geography, Physical Education, Minority Studies) at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

He married Pr. Ramie in 1991. They have four daughters, Jessica, Nisa, Marit, Rikka, and a son Kjell. In his spare time he enjoys his family, golfing, hunting, riding his Harley, playing guitar, and the Packers.

Wendy Sciborski

Wendy Sciborski

Wendy Sciborski has been a member of ELC since 2004. Wendy has actively served as a confirmation mentor, Sunday school teacher & substitute, a nursery volunteer/ coordinator and has served on the Parish Education Committee & is currently on the Finance Committee.

Wendy was hired as Office Manager in October of 2010. She is a full-time employee. Wendy oversees many office duties as well as assisting the Pastors and congregational members.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband Joe and her 4 children (1 is grown), traveling out west, running/walking, biking, reading, listening to music, watching movies and following The Brewers.

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