David N. Anderson, Senior Pastor
Pastor Dave began his ministry at St. Andrew’s in April of 2014. Prior to that time, he served congregations in Deerwood MN and West Bend WI. David is a graduate of Grand Rapids High School, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Luther Seminary. The sign on his office door says “Equipment Manager,” which he believes is the biblical job description for pastors (c.f. Ephesians 4:12) He and his wife, Gayle, have two college age children – Jacob and Katie.
Megan C. Crouch, Associate Pastor
Hailing from the great state of Michigan (still a Tigers fan!), going to college in the Upper Peninsula (yep, she’s a Yooper of sorts!), and getting her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pastor Megan was called to St. Andrew’s in the fall of 2009. In addition to sharing in the overall pastoral ministry, Megan has primary responsibilities for the Youth Ministry as well as Education Ministry for children and youth.
Angie is definitely the glue that holds it all together. She’s the first person you’ll talk to on the phone, and the one who will greet you when you come to the church office. She has worked as Parish Secretary at St. Andrew’s since May 2000, doing everything from producing our newsletters and bulletins, keeping records and coordinating the calendar, to engaging volunteers, providing hospitality, and even making sure the furnaces are working. She and her husband, Barry, have two grown sons, two daughter-in-laws and 3 grandchildren. Being grandma is her favorite past-time, followed by fishing.
Jan Bilden, Organist
Jan grew up in a small Norwegian Lutheran town in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. It was tradition that a succession of high school students served as the church organist and so she began organ lessons as an 8th grader and took the bench in tenth grade. Jan attended Concordia College (Moorhead) and though not a music major, took organ lessons, performed in a number of recitals and developed a great appreciation and love of organ music. Since that time, she has continued her education with a number of instructors and with a few gaps, has been a church organist for most of those years, including at St. Michaels Catholic Church (Stillwater), Our Saviors Lutheran (Fairfax MN), Central Lutheran (rural Fairfax) and has been at St. Andrew’s since 1994. One of her goals is to provide the best music possible for our worship and she is enjoying the Hendrickson pipe organ which was dedicated in 2004.
Eileen Grosland, Mixed Choir Director
Tom Grosland, Men’s Choir and Contemporary Group Director
Maggie Ragan, Handbell Choir Director
Alvina Mathiason and Keyna Childs, Custodians
This mother-daughter duo has been caring for and cleaning at St. Andrew’s since 1994! Theirs is a ministry of hospitality as they prepare the facilities for use by the congregation and community alike.
Kelly Olsen, Preschool Director and Teacher
Elizabeth Pettey, Preschool Teacher
Colleen Casey, Preschool Aid