Welcome to Mt Olive

Where family matters. And YOU are family.


Serving our community since 1965, Mt Olive Lutheran Church has dedicated itself to reaching into our community, building disciples of Jesus, and sending believers out into the world to be the hands and feet of our Savior in the world. Read on to learn more about our history and mission.

Rev. Peter Knutson

Rev. Peter Knutson

Head Pastor

Welcome to Mt Olive! Whether you are a long-time member or a first-time seeker, I hope that you will reach out to me with questions, prayer requests, or spiritual needs. See you Sunday! Have a need or prayer request? Contact me:

Darcy Closner

Darcy Closner

Church & Preschool Secretary

Darcy Closner

Now Hiring

Worship Music Leader


Preschool Director


Early Learning Center Director

Aeral photo of Mt Olive Church with the west wing unfinished and the current Child Care building across the parking lot.

History of Mt Olive

A group of individuals came together in the early 1960s with a vision to create a Lutheran church family in West Valley. From the construction of our Sanctuary to the building of our preschool, childcare center, and fellowship hall, our vision has stayed true to the Gospel by making disciples through Word and Sacrament.

About Our Church

There are two main bodies that govern our church:

Elders, who oversee worship, ministry, and support our Pastor in caring for our congregation.

Ministry Council, who oversee the daily operations of Mt Olive, including the budget, facilities, and other operations.

Constitution and Bylaws

Each Lutheran church creates its own set of governing documents. Ours can be found here:

Lay-Leaders & Volunteers

While we have several staff and elected leaders to oversee the spiritual and financial responsibilities of the church, many positions are led by members of our congregation. If you have a gift you’d like to share (music, teaching, maintenance, office work, etc), please reach out to our Pastor or an elder to discuss how your gifts can grow God’s Kingdom here on Earth.

Mike Livingston

Mike Livingston

Head Elder

Mike Closner

Mike Closner

Church President