Our Staff

Dylan Curtis

Senior Pastor


Dylan grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In high school, a close friend brought him to church. Not growing up in the church, he never encountered the gospel up to that point. After encountering the saving grace of Christ he knew things would never be the same. Ministry naturally followed, it was never a second thought to be involved. In high school he served as a Children’s Ministry Coordinator, alongside being on various worship teams. During his junior year, he began feeling called to pastoral ministry. Resisting this call, he went off to college. During college, he was regularly involved with Campus Crusade where he served on the worship team and led a small group. He would graduate with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development.

In August of 2013, Dylan knew it was time to follow the call God had placed on his life many years before. Shortly after this, God began opening doors. He began working at Crossroads Church as the Communications Director and Assistant to the Senior Pastor. He also began attending seminary at North Park Theological Seminary. In 2019, he was led to Faith Community Lutheran Church in Longmont, Colorado. Where he oversaw care, connect, and faith group ministries, in addition to preaching, teaching, podcasting, and more. After transferring to Denver Seminary, Dylan completed his Master of Divinity in December of 2021. Through many unprompted affirmations, God made it clear to Dylan that he was calling him to lead a church. In February of 2022, Dylan began the call process with CLC through NL Moore. Three months later, he was offered the call to become the next Lead Pastor. He and his wife joyfully accepted, and are deeply excited to be part of what God is doing in the valley.

Dylan and Hannah have been married since September 2018. They love doing ministry together, in addition to all the fun activities they do in their free time. Dylan enjoys time with family and friends, music, reading, documentaries, puzzling, and many other things. He also loves discussing theology and the Bible, so don’t hesitate to ask.

Kari McCrady

Director of Small Groups & Congregational Care


Kari McCrady has been on staff at Christ Lutheran church since December, 2002, first as Director of Youth Ministry and currently as Director of Children & Family Ministry. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Youth Ministry and had her first taste of full time ministry at Shepherd of the Valley in Apple Valley, MN. The Lord eventually called her and her husband to Montana to work at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp and the position at CLC opened up soon after.

Kari and Mark have a daughter, Linnea, and a son, Gavin, who continue to teach them what’s most important in life. They love ‘doing life’ with the people of CLC and continue to enjoy God’s beautiful creation all around this valley. 

Tracie Lindborg

Business Administrator


Tracie Lindborg joined the staff in 2021 as our Business Coordinator. She has been a member of Christ Lutheran for over 25 years and has served on the Worship Team for most of those years with her husband, Kai. Tracie graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, with a degree in elementary education. She served in Christian schools in the Flathead Valley, both as a teacher and administrator over the past 35 years before taking the position at CLC.

Tracie and Kai have three grown children. Jorgen, Justin and his wife Caitlin, who have a daughter Emery; Kallie and her husband Jeremy who have three children: Clara, Oscar, and Jonas. Tracie enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading and playing at the lake in the summertime.

Deidre Dunlap



Deidre Dunlap has worked at Christ Lutheran Church since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in business from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Her business skills were developed over the years working in leasing and accounting. She oversees and implements church-wide financial policies and programs. 

Deidre is originally from California. After being drawn to the beauty of Montana, she eventually moved to Whitefish. She has attended CLC since 2000 and has been involved in various ministries over the years. She and her husband, Kirk, have two grown daughters, Rachel and Jennie. She has enjoyed being able to use her business skills to serve the Lord and the people at Christ Lutheran Church.

Shana Bousquet

Administrative Assistant


Shana grew up overseas, spending time in Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. She graduated from UNLV with a degree in Kinesiology. She ran massage and skin care schools across the country and is a massage therapist by trade.  

Shana and her husband, Adam, moved to Montana in 2019 to spend time with her dad.  Adam retired from the army, and he has been serving as head of our Safety and Security team.  They have two grown children and a four-legged child named Jundi (He is a Pomski!).  

Among other things, Shana is responsible for organizing and coordinating all the volunteer assistants here at CLC,  is the office receptionist, and leads our facility management. She loves being part of the CLC staff and is always eager to greet those who come to the office.

Amanda Stephens

Children’s Ministry Coordinator


Amanda Stephens has attended Christ Lutheran Church for over 14 years. She and her husband, Rob, have two boys that keep her busy, JJ is 12 years old, and Cody is 10. They spend their days year round outside, whether it be summer at the lake or winter up on the mountain! Amanda got hired on as a substitute teacher at Kalispell public schools in 2020, and she has been working there every single day since and loves it! She has volunteered and served in many ways at CLC including, the nursery, Sunday school, youth activities, VBS director, Shepherds hand serving meals, as well as being a member of several committees. CLC and the people there are her family.

Susan Jenshus

Susan Jenshus has joined the CLC Staff as our new Custodian! Susan has been attending CLC for over 10 years, She has two grown sons and four grandchildren. She moved to the area in 1971 and loves it here! Susan enjoys gardening, cooking, and making baskets, among many other hobbies. She loves people and anything related to dirt or food! We are excited to have Susan on staff at CLC.