Family of Christ Lutheran Church

  • Location: Ham Lake, MN
  • Architect: Bentz Thompson Rietow
  • Client: Family of Christ Lutheran Church

Project Highlights

  • Complex of connected structures
  • Octagonal-shaped sanctuary
  • 50-foot high ceiling


The focal point of this worship facility is a large, octagonal-shaped, brick-clad sanctuary, featuring a 50-foot high ceiling with exposed steel framing. Situated at the apex, a skylight brings daylight into the worship area. Two one-story wings, accommodating classroom and meeting space, stretch out from the sanctuary. At their junction, a nearly free-standing social hall repeats the octagonal theme.