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Redeemer Lutheran welcomes new pastor

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Langdon along with Our Savior and St. Paul have officially made their interim pastor their official pastor after joining together in a tri-parish.

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Posted on 11/21/15

By Melissa Anderson

Pastor Mark Chepulis, the son of David and Karen Chepulis, grew up in Hardin, Mont. with his two younger sisters, Lori and Sara.

He graduated from Hardin High School in 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from Montana State University – Billings in 2006.

He attended seminary at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. and completed his vicarage (internship) at Trinity and Pilgrim Lutheran Churches in Marcus and Quimby, Iowa. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2010.

He received a divine call to serve Our Savior Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches in Cavalier and rural St. Thomas as pastor and has been serving these congregations since he was ordained on July 18, 2010.

Coming to this area of North Dakota wasn’t new to Pastor Chepulis as his father grew up in Devils Lake and would come back to visit family.

“I’m pretty familiar with the area,” Pastor Chepulis said.

Pastor Chepulis has been serving Redeemer Lutheran Church in Langdon since October 2013 as a vacancy pastor.

Since that time Our Savior, St. Paul, and Redeemer Lutheran Churches have entered into a tri-parish.

Pastor Chepulis and his wife, Amy, have two children, Katherine and Eli, and reside in Cavalier.

“I like the area and I’m glad to be here,” Pastor Chepulis said.

Being the pastor for three churches has its challenges, but Pastor Chepulis has created a timetable of services that gives each church the time for their Sunday morning service.

“It’s a lot of time in the car and it certainly keeps me busy.”

Pastor Chepulis will be officially installed as pastor of Our Redeemer on November 22 at 5:00 p.m.