ABOUT LORD OF LIFE
At Lord of Life we have a genuine concern for the well-being of all people. We joyfully follow God's call to love one another, and we invite you to experience the word of God without fear of judgment or discrimination. With God's help we provide a safe and fulfilling place for you, regardless of where you are on your faith journey. There is a place for every member of your family at Lord of Life.
What is a Lutheran?
Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation - the earth and the seas and all of the world's inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world, guiding our lives.
We are part of God's unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God's word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God's own saving story.
Rev. Dr. Dawn Enderwood grew up on the prairies of Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She continued her education and received a master’s degree in communication theory. She worked in the broadcasting industry before starting a family. After her daughters were in school she began teaching communication classes on the college level. In the late 1990s, she attended seminary at the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest in Austin, TX. In 2013 she received her Doctorate in Ministry at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. Pastor Dawn has three daughters, Quinn, Rachel and Anne. Pastor Dawn’s ministry centers on the words of Paul to the Ephesians: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” (Eph 2:8-10) This means that we do not earn our way into God’s heart. God created us and loves us regardless of what we do. This is good news to all people. As Lutherans, we believe the best response to God’s blessings to us, is to share blessings with others. We might say: Pay it forward.
Cristina hails from Kansas City, where she attended MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 2007, she had a wonderful opportunity to serve as a missionary in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was there that with she learned the joy of serving others as well as how to a be a good steward of the earth. Cristina graduated the following year with degrees in English and Spanish. She now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Allen, and their dog, Chief, and bunny, Punkin. Cristina is a proficient baker who especially enjoys making sourdough breads and decorating cakes. She also likes all kinds of crafty activities and delights in giving homemade gifts. Cristina loves all animals possessing no more than four legs, is deathly afraid of spiders, and finds nothing more perfect than baking bread on rainy days.
Melissa Kamm is the Music Leader at Lord of Life. She grew up in church with her mom and dad leading music; her mom on the piano or organ and her dad was singing. She's been singing solos in church since she was six. She knew she wanted to study music in college. After her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance, she started a voice teaching studio and volunteered at church as a pianist and singer. She and her husband Randy have been involved with several churches’ praise and worship team and has served as a church choir director. We are pleased to have Melissa sharing her musical gifts with us.
Caitlin Cairns teaches Children's Church each Sunday. Caitlin has a Bachelor's Degree from Oklahoma City University and a Master's Degree in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University. She is an activity director for an assisted living center.
Family Life Coordinator: Natalie Schnelle
Musicians: Kathleen Maassen, Rick Wallenmeyer, Nancy Blomquist
AV Techs: Tom Glather, Randy Kamm
Women of the ELCA: Judy Nybeck