Hope Lutheran Church seeks to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ,
to proclaim the gospel to others, and to strive for unity in Christ.

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113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264

(507) 872-6446 Church Office
(507) 872-5215 Kitchen

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Hope Lutheran, Minneota, MN

113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264

(507) 872-6446 Church Office
(507) 872-5215 Kitchen

(507) 872-5215 Fax

(507) 530-5666 Secretary’s Cell Phone

Missionary’s Email:  elisajo@msn.com

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Pastor Bruce Drackley

Parish Secretary

Chris Pesch

Financial Secretary

Pete Van Vooren

GLOW Directors:

Erin Josephson & Bree Anderson


Dr. Elisabeth Johnson


Lynn & Barb Okrina


Valerie Buysse


Gayle VanVooren

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Bio of our Pastor—Bruce Drackley

Bruce was born and raised in Tracy, MN. He graduated from Tracy High School and attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, where he graduated with majors in Elementary Ed and Deaf Ed. He taught and coached at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf for 14 years. During which time he married Virginia, a graduate of Okabena High School and is a self employed beautician. Also while in Wisconsin their son Michael was born.

Returning to Minnesota in the late 1970’s, they bought an acreage in the Balaton area where “Ginny’s Beauty Shop” is located. Bruce spent many years teaching in Russell, Lynd, Slayton and Fulda and was employed by the SWWC Education Cooperative for 15 plus years as a consultant/teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Michael graduated from Balaton High School and Northwestern College in St. Paul with a degree in Youth Ministry. He and his wife, Lisa, are Missionary’s at Camp Forest Springs near Rib Lake, Wisconsin. They have adopted their daughter Jadyn who is 20 months old and the delight of “Papa” and “Grandma’s” world.

The past 11 plus years Bruce has served as Pastor of Grace First Parish in Russell. He loves teaching and preaching about the Bible and loves interaction with families and especially their kids.

His interests are many, fishing, ranching, his horses, garden, watching TV (westerns and sports) and of course spending time with Ginny, Michael, Lisa and Jadyn.

He prays that during his interim placement he can bring stability, learning, healing and patience to the congregation of Hope Lutheran as they seek a new leader.

He thanks Hope Lutheran and God for this opportunity to serve.

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Pastor Drackley - cell: 507-828-5522,
home: 507-734-5401.

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