Tom Westcott, Pastor
Pastor Tom began serving Our Savior's in August of 2015. Before coming to Devils Lake, he was the pastoral associate and intern pastor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in North St. Paul, MN and on the youth staff at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. Tom finds great joy in exploring what God is up to outside of the church walls and in our everyday lives. "Faith should not be kept within the confines of Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Faith should permeate everything we say and do. Faith should be a way of life," he notes. Pastor Tom is married to his wonderful wife Emily. They have two children, Olive and Rowan, and share their home with their "fur child" Summit. Some of his hobbies include home brewing, following local sports, ice fishing, and experimenting with all things BBQ. Tom also coaches for the Firebird Football team and serves as the Devils Lake Fire Department chaplain.
Megan Wasness, Director of Faith Formation
Megan Wasness has been the Faith Formation director at Our Savior’s since April 2014. She moved to Devils Lake in 2013 with her family. Megan’s husband, Dale, is an instructor on Camp Grafton. Megan and Dale have three children—Luke, Abby, and Leyna. In addition to working with the youth at OSLC, she teaches 7th and 8th grade English at Central Middle School. Megan has a passion for working with youth, and is grateful that she is able to impact the youth of our community in many ways. In her free time, she likes reading, boating, bike riding, camping, and spending time with her family. Megan’s favorite part of being the Faith Formation director at Our Savior’s is the music and watching the youth sing praises to the Lord. She says that watching young people grow in their faith is an extremely rewarding experience.
RaShell Bye, Administrative Assistant
RaShell Bye has been the Administrative Assistant since November 2014. She moved to Devils Lake in May of 2014 when she retired after 35 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield, and married Bob Bye. Bob oversees operations for Bergstrom Automotive Management. RaShell has a stepson, Erek, and four grandchildren, Zayda, Ethyn, Charlie and Oliver. RaShell loves to travel, enjoys time at the lake, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. What she enjoys most about working at Our Savior’s is the connections she has made with her church family.
Kathy Shark, Communication Director
Kathy started as our Communication Director in August of 2019. She and her husband, Steve, moved to Devils Lake from Fargo in March of 2018. Steve is the Director of Student Affairs at Lake Region Community College. Their son, Addison, lives in Minneapolis. In her free time, she volunteers at the Lake Region Public Library, serves on the Library Board, serves their 16-year-old cat (Lucky), and enjoys reading, walking, nature, dancing when nobody’s watching, and spending time with family and friends.
Shannon Teigen, Financial Secretary
Shannon Teigen has been the financial secretary since the spring of 2017. Shannon and her husband, Curt, have raised three children – Shelby, Kaelyn, and Jackson, and they treasure family time whenever they can get it. Shannon enjoys keeping busy and makes sure to set aside time for her favorite activities which include roasting coffee, quilting, and enjoying the company of great friends.