Funerals | Shepherd of the Lake

Funerals create much-needed space for both grief and celebration of the lives we share. Whether you've just lost someone deal or you're planning ahead, Shepherd of the Lake wants to help make this time meaningful for you and your loved ones. 

Typical funeral accommodations include: a meeting with a pastor, visitation, funeral worship service, burial/internment and luncheon. We are flexible regarding these accommodations, so please ask.

Contact Kari Unruh by phone at 952-230-2928 with questions and/or inquiries. If calling after office hours, please call the main office phone at 952-230-2988 to reach the pastor on call (Office hours: 10am - 4pm)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to be a member to have my funeral at Shepherd of the Lake? No

  • How many attendees can Shepherd of the Lake seat? Up to 1,000 people

  • Can I plan for my funeral now?
    Yes! Many families are grateful when the preferences and desires of their loved ones are known and can be honored upon their death. You can start preparing with loved ones using our Funeral Planning Guide available by emailing

  • What does a funeral include and cost?
    Funeral accommodations include clergy honorarium, musician, AV tech, custodial, luncheon coordinator, bulletins, and building site fee. The total for this is $1,150 when a Funeral Home is planning with the family and $1,250 when no Funeral Home is used.  Soloists/Cantors are also available for an additional $100 honorarium.  Cost of food, for a luncheon, is an additional cost of $3 to $4 per person.

  • Are clergy available for off-site funerals? 
    Yes for a $250 honorarium, please call 952-230-2988 for more information.