Pastor Nikki was born in Indiana, PA where she attended college at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (no affiliation with IU). She graduated with a degree in anthropology and a religious studies minor. She attended seminary at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in May of 2017. She was ordained on February 17, 2019 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison, IN. Her husband James Smith is also an ELCA pastor currently serving in Three Rivers. Pr. Nikki is a member of the Order of Corpus Christi an ecumenical monastic group. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening, reading mystery novels, enjoying ethnic foods, cheering on Penn State football, and she hopes to learn to fish and curling. 

Pastor Nikki's Office Hours are normally: 

M-Th 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment

Church Administrator Jill LeBeau

Pastor Nikki Smith, OCC

Pastor Joshua was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu province in UVIRA city. He has been serving as the pastor of the African Christian Fellowship (ACF) since 2017. His hobbies include soccer and listening to music. 

His office hours are normally:

M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (612) 227-1746


Pastor Joshua Kibezi Munonge Ruteye

Jill was born in Pinckney, Michigan and attended Michigan State University.  She has a BA in business and worked in the human resources field in the public sector.  She then stayed home with her two children, Aidan  now 13 and Emily now 9.  Her husband Scott and their family have moved numerous times and have lived in New Hampshire (Manchester), Northern California (Sacramento), Southern California (Orange County), Indiana (Lafayette and Muncie), Ohio (Dayton area), and now back to Michigan!  She started working for Lutheran Church of the Savior in November of 2017 and has been Lutheran all of  her life.  She enjoys teaching Sunday school and serving on Council.  Her hobbies include, exercising, boating, skiing, snowmobiling and spending time with her family.