Current sermon series The Kingdon of Heaven

Everyone is Welcome

We've been waiting for you!  It's true, because we believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God Himself.  It's not by accident we have the joy of meeting you. Above all else, we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth.  We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.  

It won't take you long to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most.  Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth.  We reach out to you, as well.  Our doors are open.  If you've been thinking, praying, searching, and hoping for a place to belong - we say again - Welcome!

Who we are

Vintage Oxlip Church photo

Our Mission

As seen from County Road 5, the original Oxlip Evangelical Free Church building was the joining of two smaller Swedish Mission churches from the turn of the 20th Century.  An addition was put on in 1980, which became the new center for worship and fellowship.  The latest addition in 2013, provided handicap access and extra space.  Oxlip EFC still consists of a group of hard-working, down-to-earth people who rely on their faith in God for the day-to-day challenges of life.  

Oxlip Church is the country church with a congregation size that helps you feel welcome and "at home".  Come, join us.  We would be happy to share a cup of coffee with you. 


The Basics

  • Evangelical Free Church of America

            The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,300 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God.  We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church.  The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 45 countries of the world. 

  • What does "Evangelical" mean?

          The term Evangelical refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the authority of Scriptures as being inerrant in the original writings and the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice. 

  • What does "Free" mean? 

          The term Free refers to our form of church government as being congregational.  Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in decision and direction. 


Staff and Leaders

Many faces, One faith

We are a diverse group of believers-bankers, musicians, social workers, teachers, public servants, engineers, business owners, parents - united by our shared faith in a loving Heavenly Father.  

Oxlip Staff


Lee Scheumann, Lead Pastor

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Taylor University, Upland, IN

  Psychology, B.A.

Trinity Seminary, Deerfield, IL

  Master of Divinity

Bethel Seminary, Arden Hills, MN

  Master of Theology - Church History


Brad Christian, Associate Pastor


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Cornerstone Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

 Master of Divinity


Karen Putnam, Office Administrator


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St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN 

 Bachelor of Science in Marketing


Carlotta Lund, Worship Director

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University of MN, Minneapolis, MN

  Scandinavian Studies/History Bachelor of Arts

Nordiska Bibel Institutet, Saffle, Sweden

  Theological Studies


Kari Larson, Children's Ministries Coordinator


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Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN 

University of MN, Minneapolis, MN 

 Education, Bachelor of Science

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

 Master of Education


Mary Martin, Faith Community Nurse

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Stephanie Beaman, Custodian


2019 Ministry Leaders

Chairman of the Board

Kris Knudsen


Vickie Anderson


Kathy Ruzich

Financial Secretary

Jamie Zierwick

Stewardship Committee

Meredith Christian

Ken Larson

Janet Bolstad


Darwin Thompson

Dennis Kresal

Tim Ziegler

Jeff Anderson

Deacon Committee

Wayne Anderson

Don Moses

Greg Anderson

Steve Holland

Brandt Lindgren

Deaconess Committe

Tami Swartz

Donna Moses

Mission Committee

Pam Darsie

Rod Darsie

Dennis Kresal

Tim Prins

Lee Scheumann

Darwin Thompson

Lora Thompson

Calvin Waligora