Meet the Staff
Pastor Eric Huseth grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota and attended St. Olaf College. During college, he sang in the St. Olaf Choir and was active in the Student Congregation on campus. He also enjoyed being a counselor at Luther Heights Bible Camp in Ketchum, Idaho for two summers. After graduation he traveled to England through the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission Program, spending a year volunteering in a Church of England parish located in inner city London. Upon returning to the United States, Eric enrolled at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where he completed two academic years. He then transferred (following his future wife, Abby, whom he met in the St. Olaf Choir!) to Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California where he graduated from in 2013.
Pastor Eric’s internship was at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the San Francisco Interfaith Council located in urban San Francisco. Eric has a passion for young adult ministry as well as interfaith dialog and cooperation: all of which inform his identity as a Lutheran.
Pastor Eric enjoys engaging in theological or spiritual conversations with others, preferably over a cup of coffee or pint of beer. He loves music of all kinds and spending time in the great outdoors running, hiking, and backpacking.
Worship Music Leader
Aneta Panusz has served as Worship Music Leader at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Bonner since 2004. She maintains an active piano studio and has recently taught piano and music theory at the University of Montana’s School of Music. Aneta performs regularly as an accompanist for UM faculty and students, and especially enjoys performing Eastern European and early music. She has also performed on harpsichord with the String Orchestra of the Rockies since 2008. Aneta’s graduate studies include Music Theory at the Kraków Music Academy in Poland and Piano Performance at the University of Montana. She is also a doting mother to her four year-old daughter Lucy.