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Pastor Reggie Klindworth
Senior Pastor

Pastor Reggie C. Klindworth has held the role of Senior Pastor at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church since September 2018 and began serving Crown of Glory in November 2007 as Associate Pastor of Family and Youth Ministries. He previously served four years as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry in Albert Lea, MN.  He received a BA in Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in 1998 and he received a Masters of Divinity at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN in 2003.

Pastor Reggie has three boys: Noah, Jonah, and Micah.  Pastor Reggie has a passion for youth and family ministry and enjoys building relationships and engaging people in their faith journey.  He enjoys sharing the message of Jesus Christ through stories and applying biblical stories to our day-to-day lives.  His past times and interests include spending quality time with his family, he also loves woodworking and spending time outdoors.

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Pastor Laura Laughlin
Pastor of Worship and Music

Pastor Laura Laughlin was called to Crown of Glory Lutheran Church as the Pastor of Faith Formation in September 2019. She accepted the call to be the Pastor of Worship and Music in October 2023. Pastor Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.


Pastor Laura is passionate about preaching and teaching God’s Word in a way that relates and applies the Bible to everyday life. She enjoys the creative and sacred artistry of worship, walking with others in their journeys of faith, and helping people of all ages discover God’s presence and movement in their lives.


In addition to being called as a pastor, Pastor Laura also lives out her calling to be a wife to David, a mom to Oliver, and a ‘dog mom’ to Emma. She loves spending time with her family, as well as creating music, writing, and spending as much time in God’s creation as possible.

Ashley Pederson
Finance Manager

Prior to joining Crown of Glory, Ashley worked in the banking industry for nearly 10 years.  She has received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  


Ashley and her husband Graham have three children, Holden, Elodie, and Arlo, and are happy to be raising them in this community.  Ashley loves spending time with her family, enjoys baking, and going to the movies.

Sara Keim
Administrative Office Assistant

Before beginning her role as Administrative Office Assistant in June 2023, Sara Keim was an Early Childhood Education Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University, Moorhead and holds a valid Birth-3rd grade teaching license.


Sara is originally from New Ulm, MN and now resides in Chaska, MN. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors (jet skiing, boating, relaxing, etc.), working on DIY projects, creating, and sewing. A few of her favorite things are the color purple, butterflies, and sprinkled doughnuts.

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Gretchen Mitcham
Interim Director of SPARK Ministry

Gretchen has joined the team at Crown of Glory as an Interim SPARK Director.  She has a background in elementary education, receiving her degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA.  She taught elementary students in Anchorage, AK; then preschool in Clarksville, TN. Recently she has been teaching a preschool Bible study in Edina, MN. Through the Bible study, Gretchen has found a passion for teaching the Word of God to children.


Gretchen and her husband, Daniel, enjoy coaching and cheering for their children, Zac and Katie, during their various sports seasons. Gretchen also enjoys reading and going for walks.

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