Our Staff

Rev. Bryan Odeen


Pastor Bryan Odeen, grew up in Loyal, Wisconsin. He studied music therapy at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. After spending some time working in hospice care, he began his studies at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA and graduated in 2018. During seminary, he had the chance to work at churches in Cedar Falls, IA, Mason City, IA, and Warren, IL and, after his ordination, served as Associate Pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage, IA. He enjoys running, bike riding, songwriting, reading, and spending time reading aloud with his family. He and his wife, Lisamarie, have three children – Maren, Hattie, and Anders – and each bring him joy with their love, talents, and interests.

Mia Kruse

Organist and Music Ministry Coordinator

Mia Kruse joined the staff at St. Peder’s in 2021. Prior to coming to St. Peder’s she worked as the Director of Orchestras for the Huron Public Schools in Huron, South Dakota. Mia has over 20 years of experience working in music ministry. She has served as music director, choir director, organist, and leader of children’s music ministry in various churches throughout the midwest. She grew up in rural Minnesota and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College, Moorhead. Over the past twenty years she has led a busy life as a private piano and vocal teacher, performer, church musician, and mother of four.

Jeannie Farrell

Office Coordinator

Jeannie joined St. Peder’s in April of 2018. She lives in the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul with her husband Sean, two girls and a dog named Martin. Prior to working at St. Peder’s, Jeannie worked in the non-profit sector with older adults. She enjoys baking, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. 

Susan Shelberg

Accounts Manager

Susan Shellberg, Accounts Manager, joined St. Peder’s in 2023. She grew up in the midwest and attended college at Iowa State University in Ames. She met her husband, Jeff there and they raised their 2 boys, Daniel and Ryan, in the Robbinsdale School District. She currently lives in Plymouth w/Jeff and their pets. Her most recent job was accounting for the camping program at the MN Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She enjoys volunteering, being a member at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, yoga, reading and kittens.


Jim Austin


Jim has been our caretaker for many years.