Pastor Elizabeth

Elizabeth Friedman (she/her), Pastor

I have been at Lord of Light since the summer of 2017, about a year after my family and I moved back to the US after 5 years in the UK. I am passionate about social justice and sharing the love that is an unearned gift of God's grace.

Lord of Light is a special place for me; I did my undergraduate studies here at UM in violin performance (2002) and I was a student leader during my time here. After leaving Ann Arbor, I completed a Master's degree in music at Rice in Houston and started an after-school program in a Nicaraguan community in Costa Rica before heading to seminary in Chicago. I served my internship at Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan with Rev. Heidi Neumark.

I'm a Suzuki teacher (that's what I did while we were in the UK) and I still teach violin a little bit, but now mostly only to our seven-year-old. My husband, Matt, is the director of the paleontology museum at U of M, and we have two young, energetic boys, a high-fiving tuxedo cat named Rosie, and a sociable tabby named Coco.


Tim Krohn,
Director of Music Ministries


Tim Krohn (he/him) is committed to inspiring and engaging others through music.  The High School Orchestra Director for Ann Arbor's Huron High School, Tim conducts the Symphony, Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras.  He also teaches beginning strings at Northside and Logan Elementary Schools.  

A native of Lewisburg, PA, Tim began studying violin at age three and now plays fiddle with the Celtic fusion band, Fonn Mor.  He holds degrees in Trumpet Performance, Music Education and Conducting from the University of Michigan where he was a student of William Lucas and Michael Haithcock.

Tim enjoys Michigan Football, yoga, running, playing soccer, bridge, and spending time with friends and family, especially his wife Kelly, daughter Libby, and son Jack.