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Roy Ernest Christell, American minister. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church in American, 1978. Recipient Honor award Bi-State Development Agency chapter American Red Cross, 1988, Clara Barton award, 1989; Illinois State scholar, 1970.


Christell, Roy Ernest was born on September 21, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Jack Vally and Shirley Eleanor (Quenzer) Christell.


Bachelor, Augustana College, 1974. Master of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1978.


Assistant pastor, Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1978-1980;pastor, developer, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Lake St. Louis, Missouri, 1980-1981;pastor, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Lake St. Louis, Missouri, since 1981. Member youth ministry task force Illinois Synod, Lutheran Church in American/Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1978-1981, youth ministry district resource, 1979-1980, witness district resource, St. Louis, 1982-1984, witness committee, 1984-1987, group leader youth leadership laboratory, 1985-1987, 90, retreat chaplain, representative Mo.Coun. Churches, 1983, music coordinator youth events, 1984, 86-87, 90, member plannin committee Missouri Christian Leadership Forum, 1984-1989.

Member audication team Missouri-Kansas synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, since 1989, chairperson synod assembly resolutions committee, 1990, pastor-mentor, 1990-1991. Chaplain Lake St. Louis Police Department, since 1981.


  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church in American, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (newsletter) The Wood Works, 1978-1981.


Blood drive chairman, chaplain Crystal Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1980. Member advisory board council St. Charles County district American Red Cross, since 1981, chairperson, since 1985, board directors Bi-State Development Agency chapter, 1982-1989, executive board, 1985-1989, member long range planning committee, since 1989, volunteer services, since 1989. State board directors, chaplain Missouri Junior Miss Scholarship Program, 1983-1984.

Member Lake St. Louis Ambassadors (charter, board directors 1981-1986, secretary 1982-1984, president 1985).


Married Theresa Lynn Jensen, August 18, 1973. 1 child, Kelly Jean.

Jack Vally Christell

Shirley Eleanor (Quenzer) Christell

Theresa Lynn Jensen

Kelly Jean Christell