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Eric Danielson, Lead Pastor
Eric grew up near New London, Minnesota, and began following Jesus when he was 14 years old. He attended Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Youth Ministry. While at college he met his wife Amy and they were married in 2001. Since that time they have enjoyed raising their 4 beautiful children Sophia, Caleb, Matthew and Ayla. Eric came on staff at East Lincoln Alliance Church in 2001 as the Youth Pastor and served in that capacity until 2011 when he shifted into the Lead Pastor position. He is now involved in preaching, teaching and leadership in the church.
Kent Tollakson, Youth Director, Counselor
Kent grew up in Berlin, Wisconsin, and attended UW Stout where he majored in Art Education. He moved to Amery in 1994 and taught high school art for 14 years. During this time he earned a Masters of Fine Art in 2006 from UW River Falls. After moving to Amery, he met and married his wife Karalee where they are raising 2 lovely children, Addie and Keaton. Kent surrendered his life to Christ in 1996. He recently earned a Masters degree in Christian Studies; Concentration in Biblical Counseling from Masters International School of Divinity and is now on staff at the church as the Youth Director and Biblical Counselor.
Carol Adamczyk, Church Secretary
Carol grew up in Chicago and married Tim, her high school sweetheart, in 1969. After spending 10 years in Minnesota, they moved to their farm in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, where Carol enjoys gardening, quilting, traveling and camping. Tim and Carol have two daughters and three wonderful grandchildren. Carol joined the staff at East Lincoln in 2007 and serves the church and ministry personnel by carrying out numerous administrative tasks.
Randy Schussman, Discipleship Pastor
Randy was raised on a diversified farm in eastern Wisconsin. His relationship with Christ began at Bible Camp when he was 14 years old. He attended St. Paul Bible College where he earned a degree in Bible & Theology and got married to his wife Mary. Randy and Mary have 5 grown children and a growing number of grandchildren. Randy came to East Lincoln Alliance in 1986 as the Sr. Pastor for 5 years. He and Mary then shifted into ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship for 11 years before returning to serve as Sr. Pastor from 2002-2011. Randy is currently serving as the Discipleship Pastor and oversees small group, discipleship, prayer, and visitation ministries.
Karalee Tollakson, Counselor
Karalee was raised in Houston, Minnesota, and began trusting in Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was a child. She attended St. Olaf College and earned a double major in Psychology/Biology. She married Kent and moved to Amery in 1999. They enjoy raising their two children on a hobby farm north of Amery. Karalee works for Kinship of Polk County where she coordinates mentoring relationships. She recently earned a Masters degree in Christian Studies from Masters International School of Divinity and joined the staff at East Lincoln Alliance as a Biblical Counselor in 2012.