— 10:15am & 5:30pm — 11 1st Street SW, Aitkin, MN 56431

City Church

Helping Each Person Take Their Next Step of Faith in Christ

Our Leadership

Pastor – Larry Burg

My wife, Nancy, and I have loved living in northern Minnesota again and serving in pastoral leadership at New Life Church since the summer of 2011.  God brought our lives together in 1980, we were married in 1983 and I say over and over again that she is God’s best blessing to me.  It’s great being married to my best friend.  God graced us with 3 kids:  Andrew and his wife Abby live in Wilmington, Delaware with our granddog, Charlie; Lindsey is a nurse living in Chaska with 4 other college friends (including her sister), and Diana is working at Crown College with the hope to serve God overseas someday.

Nancy and I spent 6 years ministering in Brainerd, MN until we left in 1995 to work as missionaries with the Alliance in Burkina Faso, West Africa.  The missionary chapter of our lives lasted for 15 years and since returning to the U.S. for the last time, we’ve been privileged to invest our lives with the wonderful people at New Life Church.

I love processing life with people, encouraging them to follow Christ’s path, as it has made such a huge difference in my own life.  I enjoy:

– fishing, but wish I was better at it;

– golfing, but wish my clubs were better at it;

– watching the Vikings (yes … wish they were better at it)

– reading authors like Timothy Keller … not sure anyone’s better at it.


Our elders at this time are Steve Olson and Jake Mehr.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team members are Steve Michaletz, Jake Mehr, Beth Leaf, Steve Olson, Scott Klingelhofer, and our pastor, Larry Burg.