Our Staff


Rev. James Watrud


Pastor Jim has been called to shepherd the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church in East Northport for over 30 years.  He was called on August 15th, 1985 from Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota.  Pastor Jim grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with majors in Math and Zoology.  He also received a Masters of Science degree from the University of Delaware in Marine Sciences.  After graduating from seminary he worked for a year for the Philadelphia Natural Academy of Sciences.  Pastor Jim has been trained as a Healthy Congregation Bridgebuilder Consultant.  He has served on various synod committees.  He has a very loving and supportive family.

Lisa Cellura

Sunday School Superintendent


Trisha Boronow

Preschool Director


Jane Maresco

Administrative Assistant

Church Council

The church council is the voice of the congregation. They are entrusted and empowered to make decisions that are too "big" for an individual or committee but not so momentous as to call for a full congregational vote. They are the stewards of the church in all functional areas represented on council.

  • President - Teri Williams

  • Vice President - Bob Kselman

  • Business Manager - Michael Winning

  • Education - Joan Lundquist

  • Evangelism - Diane Winning

  • Fellowship - John Tyson

  • Financial Secretary - Mary Stephens

  • Inside Property - Bob Kselman

  • Outside Property -

  • Preschool - Mark Mahler

  • Publicity - Ellen Adamo

  • Secretary - Adrienne LaValley

  • Social Concerns - Angela Casano

  • Stewardship - Gail Yamada

  • Treasurer - Barbara Hansen

  • Worship - Deanna Sauer

  • Youth -