Welcome to the Meet the Staff page!
Matt Gulseth, Pastor
Pastor Matt is a 2007 graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Conservation Social Science and a 2016 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis with a Masters of Divinity. Formerly he managed a Walgreens, worked at Starbucks and spent six years in Lutheran outdoor ministry. As a devoted follower of Jesus he has been a presenter for Lutheran Hour Ministries at their Regional Outreach Conference in Seattle, and sat on various boards and panel discussions. Pastor Matt enjoys camping, fishing, reading, and grilling.
Matt was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Spokane, WA as the second of three children. He has an older brother who works in commodities and a younger sister that helps run an autism clinic in Portland, OR. In Spokane he met his wife Natalie at Redeemer Lutheran Church when he was a second grader and she was a Kindergartener. After two decades of friendship Matt and Natalie started dating and were married on July 31, 2010. They have two wonderful sons, Paul and Jack . Natalie has her B.S. in Education from Washington State and an M.Ed. from Concordia University Portland, OR.
Ann Summerson, Coordinator of Campus Ministry
Ann Summerson has led the campus ministry group since 1996, and has loved every minute! Her roles include spiritual guide, accountability specialist and off-site Mom. She plans and organizes LSF activities, welcoming each student with unconditional love and respect.
Ann earned her university degrees in education and English literature from WSU, graduating in 1979. She has been married to her best friend Mark (a psychologist) since 1977 and they have two fabulous sons, Paul (Rita) and John (Maggie-Rose). Paul and Rita's daughter Isla has also joined the family!
Jodie moved to Pullman to work at Concordia's preschool as an assistant teacher, which she does with great gusto during the academic year. She also keeps Concordia rolling as a tech guru extraordinaire. She keeps the congregation connected and the front office in order.
Jodie loves children (especially her nephews Emmaus and Ebenezer), the great outdoors and being with friends. She is a hard worker and a great blessing to Concordia!