Children's Faith Formation Leader
Youth Faith Formation Leader
Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary
Diana Linden-Johnson, Pastor
Pastor Diana began her ministry at Peace Lutheran in June of 2016. A native of Colorado, Pastor Diana’s
faith and call to ministry were deeply shaped by ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America \(ELCA), including participation in Sunday School and youth group, working at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp
as a young adult, and service as as a full-time volunteer with the Border Servant Corps (BSC). Diana and
her partner live in El Paso with their two children. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with friends
and family, gardening, hiking, biking and camping. Pastor Diana loves being in ministry with God’s people, walking with others through life’s joys and struggles, and helping connect faith with daily life through
worship,prayer, learning, service and play.
Contact Pastor Diana at 915-584-1383 or
Stephen Jones, Music Director
Stephen is a classically-trained concert pianist and operatic tenor. He has over 40 years of professional experience in accompanying and directing music in churches, as well as Broadway musicals. He studied piano, voice, pipe organ and electronic music while pursuing a music theory and composition degree at UTEP. He is currently organist and music director at Peace Lutheran and St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal churches.
Contact Steve at (915) 525-4805 or
Sandra Krassin, Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary
Sandra is an El Paso native. She was born in El Paso and has lived in both Cd. Juarez, Mexico and El Paso. She is a graduate from Loretto Academy High School and received a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Communications from UTEP. Sandra is married and has two children. Sandra was an Army wife, a member and leader of the Family Readiness Group at Ft. Bliss and a proud recipient of the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher Award. Sandra enjoys making jewelry and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys fellowship time, meeting new friends and talking to people. Sandra and her family have been members of Peace Lutheran for 14 years. Her favorite Bible passage is "Do to others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31).
Contact Sandra at 915-584-1383 or
Itzayana Chapa, Youth Faith Formation Leader
Itzayana is currently an elementary education major at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She absolutely loves children and youth - helping them grow & gain knowledge, while they also help her grow and learn. Itzy feels that sharing moments together at church, learning more about God and serving
the Peace and El Paso communities are great blessings and is so happy to be a part of the PeaceLutheran family.
Contact Itzy at
Larue Duckett, Children's Faith Formation Leader
Larue is a psychology major at Southern New Hampshire University and is working towards getting her Masters in Social Work. She has been working with children and youth for over 12 years, and it is her
number one passion. In teaching Faith Formation, Larue tries to help the kids learn and grow in faith and have fun. Larue is also a member of the Church Council and is passionate about the work she does here at Peace.
Contact Larue at firstname.lastname@example.org