About Us

Spirit of Joy was a mission start congregation that began in 2000, led by Pastor Josh Nelson.  In 2003, we were incorporated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Worship was held in the PAC at Buffalo High School.  By 2007, a core group of believers empowered by the Holy Spirit purchased 20 acres of land a mile north of Highway 55. We broke ground in 2009 and our new building was completed within the year. 

Vision Team

Reverend David Grant - Interim Pastor

     For Pastoral Emergencies contact Pastor David at

        (952) 737-7474

        Email:  PastorDavidGrant@zoho.com

Jana Thorson – Office Administrator

Laurie Diethelm, President

David Menzemer, Vice President

Debbra Swanson, Secretary

Terry Rajala, Treasurer

Kurt Gustafson

Michelle Erickson

Lead Volunteers

Altar Guild – Margo Block

Classic Christians – Kathy Bye

Facilities Team – Joe Diethelm

High School Youth Ministry – Jeana Menzemer

Personnel Committee – 


3477 10th St NE

Buffalo MN 55313



763 684-1400


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