Lakeside Christian Church names Ryan Muehlhauser new pastor

Ryan Muehlhauser is the new senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Church, Cambridge. He took on the new role Jan. 1. He has served the church as associate pastor for 22 years. An installation service and celebration will take place at the church Sunday, Jan. 8.

Ryan Muehlhauser is the new senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Service. An installation ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Muehlhauser was invited into the new role after Founding Pastor Stephen Newton announced his desire to move into a part-time role as a step toward retirement. Newton will continue on the Board of Elders, as a member of the preaching team, and in some other ministries. A celebration of Pastor Newton’s founding role will be held Jan. 29.

Muehlhauser is a graduate of Bethel College, Arden Hills, Minn., and Christian Outreach School of Ministries, Hillsboro, Mo. He had served as an elder at Lakeside prior to getting his ministry credentials and returned from COSM in 1989 to begin his service to  the church as associate pastor. In his time at Lakeside, he has experienced the full-range of congregational ministries. He said he feels very privileged to continue to serve this church, which has become family to him. Muehlhauser sees his strengths as prayer and mentorship.

The congregation invites the community to Muehlhauser’s installation as senior pastor during their worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8. All are welcome to a potluck lunch following the service, approximately 11 a.m. Lakeside Christian Church is at 32393 Rendova Cir. N.E., Cambridge.