Concordia is first and foremost under the leadership of Jesus. Having forgiven us through His death on the cross and marked us as His at our baptisms, Jesus is our Chief Overseer of this and every other Christian church.

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Matt Gulseth


Matt is a forgiven servant and grateful for his worth in Jesus.

He is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Conservation Social Science and a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis with an M.Div. As a devoted follower of Jesus he has been a presenter for Lutheran Hour Ministries, a Kern Fellow at the Acton Institute, and acted on various boards and panel discussions. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Lutherhaven Ministries and is a Member of the Palouse Care Network Board of Directors. He enjoys camping, motorcycles, reading, and lawn care. Matt was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Spokane, WA as the second of three children. In Spokane he met his wife Natalie at Redeemer Lutheran Church when he was a second grader and she was a Kindergartner. After two decades of friendship Matt and Natalie started dating and were married in 2010. They have two sons, Paul and Jack. Natalie has her B.S. in Education from Washington State and an M.Ed. from Concordia University in Portland, OR.

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Elizabeth O'Loughlin


Elizabeth received her Early Childhood Education degree from Concordia University, Irvine. Elizabeth always thought her calling was to work with children at the grade school level, but after moving to the Palouse in 2006, she found her true passion in teaching sweet little preschoolers. She began teaching at the preschool in 2014 and became its director in 2019. Her position changed to become the Church Life Coordinator starting in the Fall of 2020.

Elizabeth is married to her high school sweetheart, Levi, and they have three beautiful children.

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Amber received her degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is married to Martin King, a professor in the WSU Music Department. Martin and Amber, and daughter Lily moved to Pullman in 2015, excited for the adventure of living far from their home in Virginia. They love camping, hiking and exploring the Northwest. Amber loves working with young children, and has been with Concordia Lutheran Preschool since 2017.

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Jodie Stahlecker is an Assistant Teacher at Concordia Lutheran Preschool and an Administrative Assistant in the church office. She joined our team in January of 2016. Jodie graduated high school in 2006 and soon after began working for the preschool/daycare in her church in Mt. Angel. She feels called to share her time and talents with children as she helps them grow and learn about Jesus. 

Jodie enjoys singing, gardening, horses, outdoors, art and all things crafty. 

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