Bio - Pastor Christian Muellerleile
Christian grew up in Owatonna MN and graduated from Owatonna Senior High School in 1995. Later he attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion. At Gustavus Christian sang with the Chapel Choir, St. Ansgar’s Chorus, The Gustavus Choir, as well as other student directed groups. Following college in 1999 Christian joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and served as a volunteer for Alliance of the Streets--a membership organization for homeless people in South Minneapolis.

 
It was during his year of service in the LVC that Christian heard and successfully ignored the call to ministry. Christian then went to work for Mississippi Market, a cooperatively owned and operated grocery store in St. Paul, Minnesota, and then went to work on a small scale vegetable farm near Oceola, Wisconsin. It was during this time that Christian married his college sweetheart, Kateri Kormann. After his second season on the farm Christian entered into the candidacy process for Ordained Ministry in the ELCA and began his studies at Luther Seminary in 2002.
 
While in Seminary Christian had many formative experience is including a Clinical Pastoral Education unit at the University Good Samaritan Center in Minneapolis and a year of internship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Berwick, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Luther Seminary in 2006, accepted a call to Christ Lutheran Parish in Irownwood, Michigan. While in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Kateri gave birth to Augustin Kormann Muellerleile. In 2009 Christian accepted a call to Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, Minnesota. In 2010 Antonia Jane Kormann Muellerleile was born into their family.


Contact Info:
Email: 
christianm@zionchurch.net
Phone:  320-693-3207
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