Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

We, as members of Christ Lutheran Church, are “Growing in Christ; Going for Christ” in all aspects of our congregational life and ministry.


Our Vision

We, as members of Christ Lutheran Church, are a friendly congregation that welcomes and accepts all people, seeking to always reach out in service to others.

Our People

Christ Lutheran is blessed to have both full time and part time professional staff members as well as dozens of talented people serving in lay leadership roles.  All of these people are dedicated to building and supporting vibrant Christ-centered ministries for our congregation and community.   We are, as our mission states, "Growing in Christ... Going for Christ!"

Ministry and Office Support Staff

Senior Pastor

Barton L. Beebe


Pastor Beebe graduated from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1974, with a major in sociology. He then graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1979, with an M. Div. (Master of Divinity).  He was then ordained into the Lutheran Church on July 9th, 1979.


Pastor served as Associate Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Dearborn, MI from August 1, 1979 - January 31, 1995. He then served as Associate Pastor of First English Lutheran Church, in Grosse Pointe Woods for 9 1/2 years beginning in February 1995.  Christ Lutheran was blessed when Pastor accepted our call in 2004 and he started as Senior Pastor, leading our congregation of 745 baptized members on July 16, 2004. Contact Pastor Beebe at rev.bb@christsterling.org or (586) 731-1113


Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Beth Paulo


Beth began in this full time role in the fall of 2008 and spends her time focusing on the faith formation and development of CLC's elementary, junior high and high school youth.  She has been a life time member of CLC which provides her a unique perspective in ministry.  Prior to serving at Christ Lutheran Beth worked in the marketing, advertising and information technology fields, but is convinced she is answering God's call in this role and truly has a passion for helping kids develop their relationships with Jesus Christ.  Beth graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University.   Contact Beth at beth4youth@christsterling.org 


Office Manager

Diane McIntyre


Diane has served Christ Lutheran as Office Manager since December of 2011. Prior to  this she has worked as a as a bookkeeper/office manager or in accounting roles in various industries. She did this for approximately 35 years before God put her in this place, a place she loves serving and is deeply committed to. Diane became a member of CLC in 1981 and has served in many, many volunteer roles including sharing communion to shut-ins, serving on the altar guild, and serving on Church Council as the representative on the Board of Stewardship. Diane is active in Saturday Sisters, a CLC prayer group here at CLC as well. You can contact Diane at (586) 731-1113 or at officemanager@christsterling.org


Organist/Coordinator of Music Ministries/Children's and Adult Choir Director

Evan Caldrone

Evan has served various congregations in the metro Detroit area as an organist and music director since 2000.  He served Christ Lutheran Church from 2007 to 2011 as Organist and returned in August 2013 to serve as Organist, Chidlren's Choir Director and Coordinator of Music Ministries.  Evan studied organ performance and choral conducting with Fred Dehaven from Oakland University.  Evan has held various positions in the Utica Community Schools and Waterford Schools as an accompanist, choral clinician and music educator.   Returning to Christ in 2013 has been a homecoming for Evan.  You can contact Evan at (586) 731-1113 or Evan@christsterling.org





Church Council

Our congratulations and thanks goes out to those people elected to the 2017 Church Council as officers and representatives as well as all committee members.


2017 Officers and Council Representatives

  • President - Gary Clark
  • Vice President - Bob Jenkins
  • Treasurer - Carolyn Hammar
  • Secretary - Kim Quigley
  • Financial Secretary - Barb Klein
  • Board of Evangelism - Open 
  • Board of Finance - Richard Hammar
  • Board of Parish Education - Marcia Walainis
  • Board of Property Management - Henry Schoensee
  • Board of Social Ministry - Cathy Huhn
  • Board of Staff Relations - Open
  • Board of Stewardship - Open
  • Board of Worship - Nicole McCarthy
  • Board of Youth Ministry - Keith Puffpaff

Other Positions

  • Sunday School Co-Supervisors - Sandra Cox and Marcia Walainis
  • Women of the E.L.C.A. - Carolyn Hammar
  • Stephen's Ministry - Janet Nank
  • Endowment Fund - Cathy Polselli
  • Memorial Fund - Richard Hammar
  • Communion Ministers - Robert Hughes
  • Prayer Ministry - Janet Nank

Where to Find us

Christ Lutheran Church
12500 Canal Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Phone: (586) 731-1113

Worship Schedule


Traditional - 8:00 am

Blended - 9:30 am*
Traditional - 11:00 am


 Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at all three Sunday services




 * Sunday School

 3 year olds through 5th graders are welcome to join us every Sunday, in the Youth Room after the Children's Message


Church Office Hours

Monday through Friday  

  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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