Rev. Julie Ebbesen, Pastor, came to St Peder’s in August, 2005, as Interim Pastor and was called by the congregation to serve as Pastor in October, 2006. A 1986 graduate of Luther Seminary, St Paul, Pastor Ebbesen also served at First Lutheran, Minot, North Dakota; Zion, Prairie Village, KS; and Faith, Waconia, MN. From 1991-1995, she served on the ELCA Board for Congregational Ministries, and was a member of the task force that created The Use of the Means of Grace – the ELCA document on sacramental practices that was adopted in 1997. She has also been President of the Luther Seminary Alumni/ae Association and has had various leadership roles in the Central States Synod and the Minneapolis Area Synod throughout her ministry. She loves living in south Minneapolis with her black lab, Lucy. Her favorite avocation is being an auntie… “It’s the best job in the world!”
Shannon T.L. Kearns, Director of Faith Formation and Outreach, holds a BS in Youth Ministry from Grace College and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. He is passionate about faith formation and discipleship and brings years of experience in several different traditions to his work. He also gets excited about outreach and widening the church welcome. He is an avid reader, a baseball fan (rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies), and loves cheesy television. In his spare time he is the founder of Uprising Theatre Company, a company that aims to bring together storytelling with social justice action. Their motto is: Stories to change the world.
Terrance Olson, Organist/Choir Director, joined St. Peder’s in October, 2017. He has held music positions at Lutheran, Methodist and Baptist churches and studied with fine teachers at Lawrence University, Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. His motivation is telling stories through music to enhance each worship service.
Sarah Zuber, Office Coordinator, enjoys contributing to the community at St. Peder’s through her administrative work. She joined St. Peder’s staff in December 2013. She is graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul with a degree in music performance and extensive work experience in administrative support, marketing and communications. She is passionate about helping churches and non-profits grow and benefit from clear organization and creative communications. She is also a singer, yoga teacher, foodie, and nature lover.
Debbie Wolking – Accounts Manager
Jim Austin – Caretaker
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