Pastor Lois Hildenbrand heard God’s call to Mingus View Presbyterian Church in April, 2017 and started as its Interim Pastor on November 1, 2017. Lois and her husband, Bert Lanstra, moved to the Valley in October 2017. They have four adult children and four grandchildren. In addition to her love of providing pastoral care, Lois enjoys gardening, knitting, riding her motorcycle and harvesting God’s bounty to create Wild Alaskan jams and jellies.
Pastor Lois is a former nurse. She worked in administration in many physician offices over the course of 10 years and at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for Health and Counseling for an additional 10 years. God called her to pastoral ministry in 2002. She completed Commissioned Lay Pastor training with the Presbytery of Yukon. Lois served as Administrative Pastor at University Community Presbyterian Church in Fairbanks and as moderator for Atqasuk Chapel, a small Inupiaq congregation on the North Slope of Alaska, 60 miles southwest of Barrow. Lois has served as an Interim Pastor for New Hope Methodist-Presbyterian Church in North Pole, Alaska , First Presbyterian Church in Anchorage, Alaska, First Presbyterian Church in Mesa, Arizona and now at Mingus View Presbyterian Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Pastor Lois invites any and all to join the congregation as we worship and serve our sovereign triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God loves and welcomes everyone and so do we!