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Rev. Michael Mandsager grew up the son of a Lutheran pastor and as been a pastor himself for nearly 22 years. He came to Highview Christiania on Feb. 16.

Mandsager is new pastor at Highview Christiania

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Highview Christiania Lutheran Church has changed quite a bit in its 154 years. And now the parish is embarking on yet another new set of changes.


But change is good, especially for Highview Christiania’s congregation. After more than a year of searching, Rev. Michael Mandsager has stepped in as the parish’s new, permanent pastor.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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