Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation that embraces God’s unaltered and infallible Word, rejoices in the saving power of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and equips one and all to share the Good News of the Risen Living Savior.
  • Mark Degner

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Mark is married to Linda. He was born and raised in Wisconsin. He received His Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. A lifelong follower of Jesus, Mark has served as pastor of churches in Colorado, Arizona and Nebraska. He loves to share Jesus with people in Word and action. One of his favorite Words from God is, Do not remember the former things,  or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19. Mark serves as a chaplain for the Blair Police Department and is a member of the Board of Directors of Joseph's Coat. He loves to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

  • Diane Fischer


    Diane is blessed to be married to her husband, Tim, and they have 3 handsome and talented boys, and 4 very precious grandchildren.  Her hobbies are gardening, sewing, and playing the piano.  In the past 7 years God has blessed Diane by drawing her closer to him.  The more she learns about Him, the more she loves Him and sees how He weaves people's lives together for His glory.  Diane cares deeply about those who don't know Jesus as their Savior and pray for their salvation. One of her favorite verses from the Bible is;

    "The LORD your God is with you,

    he is mighty to save.

    He will take great delight in you,

    he will quiet you with his love,

    he will rejoice over you with singing."

    -Zephaniah 3:17

  • Tim Fischer

    Minister of Music

    Sacred music has been a huge part of Tim's life over the past 40 years.  Since his study of music began in grade school his love of music progressed through receiving his Master's Degree in Voice from the University of Nebraska in 1979.  Since that time, Tim has taught vocal music in several high schools as well as served as the Director of Music in several churches in Gretna, Omaha, and Blair.  Tim also feels God's call to lead several Bible studies and currently leads Cleansing Stream Discipleship and the Ray Vander Laan series "That the World May Know."

    One of Tim's many favorite Bible passages is Ephesians 3:14-21:

    For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.  He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ my dwell in your hearths through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  

    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.

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  • Jody Ptacnik

    Administrative Assistant

    Greetings and welcome the the Christ Lutheran Church website. We are a church that cares about you! We walk out our faith in service to God and to others. Jody does clerical tasks for the church and feels this band of Jesus followers teaches her more about God every day. She is a grandma of five and she desires for all people to know the grace, love and mercy God has for each human. It gives Jody great joy to be able to serve God in return for the sacrifice that Jesus became for each of us. Jody's favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  May you feel presence of the Holy Spirit as you navigate through our website!  

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