Our Staff

Our Pastor

Rev. Craig McCourt

Pastor Craig came to Peace Lutheran in November of 2020. Prior to coming to Peace Craig served as Pastor of New Creation Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN. Craig served for more than 30 years as a Lay Minister in the area of youth and family ministry prior to his return to the Seminary in 2017, and his Ordination in June of 2019.

Craig and his wife Shirley have been married for 34 years and have 2 adult sons, Isaiah and Noah. Craig has authored 2 books "Pondering God: seeing God in Everyday Life" and "Knowing Christ: a small group study in Colossians" with a new book on the way "The Church - The Body of Christ: a small group study of Ephesians" coming early  2022.

Craig and his wife Shirley moved to Arlington in January of 2021 from Eden Prairie.

Craig and Shirley enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, camping and photography.

Church Secretary

Ashley Dammann began attending Peace in 2018. She and her husband, Andrew, wanted a good Sunday school to send their 3 kids. At the time, we didn't have an official pastor, but the whole church was very welcoming to her whole family so they stayed. 

She began working as the secretary at Peace in February of 2020 and has loved every second of it. She appreciates the ability to learn many new skills with the computer, screens, and developing websites. 

She and her family like hiking and swimming. They live on a little hobby farm outside of town and she enjoys crafting her own soap and pretending to be a pioneer. They camp and visit the family cabin in the summertime where we really appreciate God's handiwork in nature. 

Organist / Accompanist

Barb Ehlke-Herrmann

Church Custodian

Keith Doetkott has been the custodian now since 1994. He lives in Arlington and has been an active member of the community his whole life.