Pastor Herb has been married to Gail for 46 years. We have raised three children: Nathan and Joy have given us four grandchildren; Kirsten and Nicholas have also given us four grandchildren; and David lives with us outside of Olympia.
Gail and I met when we attended the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle. After my time in the U.S. Army as a draftee, I returned to LBI to earn my undergraduate degree in Christian Education. I graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary (ALC) in 1980.
I retired from full-time ministry three years ago after having pastored for 38 years in Lutheran congregations in Minnesota, Washington and California. I have been a part of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations since 2001.
Enjoyments in my life have included skiing, hiking, camping, yard work, and more recently, shooting firearms.
Welcome! Our church is located in beautiful Lake Stevens, Washington at 11504 – 26th St NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. We’re situated right next to the high school sports field. Our service is on Sunday mornings at 10 am. We also have 9 am bible study groups for all ages (Sept-May). Look around our website and feel free to Contact Us for more information. We hope you’ll consider making Elim your church home!
About Elim Lutheran Church
Cathe Erhardt is the Director of Elim Christian Preschool and a member of Elim Lutheran Church. As director her responsibilities include establishing goals, plans and schedules. Day-to-day management involves working closely with the staff to create a good relationship between students, families and the preschool. Looking for ways to improve the preschool keeps her creatively busy. As a member of Elim Lutheran Church, she loves praising her Lord through participation on the worship team. Cathe, the mother of two adult children (and grandmother of four grandchildren!), has lived in the Lake Stevens area for over 35 years. She teaches piano most afternoons.