Children, Youth and Family Staff Update

We are excited to announce a new team structure for our Children, Youth and Family (CYF) staff at Our Saviour’s. Congratulations to Leisha Tays for taking on an expanded role – Leisha will now oversee Children’s ministry in addition to our Middle and High school ministries. She is a great fit for the role of Children, Youth and Family Innovator, and will guide the vision and mission of all our CYF ministries. Leisha has 15 years of ministry experience in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Youth & Family Ministry from Augsburg University. She has also taken 2 additional years of classes at Luther Seminary with a concentration in Youth & Family Ministry. While Leisha grew up at Our Saviour’s, she served in other ministry settings before joining the Our Saviour’s staff 3 years ago. We are so excited to have someone as gifted as Leisha on our staff, and are delighted she feels called to continue to grow in her ministry role here.

In addition to the CYF Innovator role, Our Saviour’s will be looking to hire two additional part-time positions for our CYF team. The first will be a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator, who will have a heart for and connect with families with young children at Our Saviour’s, particularly on Sunday mornings. The other position will be a part-time CYF Administrative Specialist, who will support middle and high school ministries and be available on Wednesday evenings when we expect our building to be hopping with young people for confirmation again! If you or someone you know might be a good fit for either of these positions, they will be posted on our website by next week. We look forward to continuing to innovate our CYF ministries at Our Saviour’s, and trust that the Holy Spirit will guide us to Reach Out with a Voice of Hope to families in this community and beyond!

Leisha Tays , CYF Innovator

Phone 763-434-6117 ext. 131 
Email Leisha Tays,

Please note: On occasion, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church may use group photographs of children/youth in the monthly newsletter, on the church website, or as part of a display in the Rotunda. Children/youth are not identified by name. If you have concerns about photographs possibly being used in this way, please contact Leisha at