Role at VBS: VBS Coordinator
Current Workplace: Pastor at Cross of Peace Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN
Community Activities and leadership: I have written VBS and other educational materials for Augsburg Fortress. I enjoy working in bilingual ministry for the past 15+ years!
About me: I live on a 140 acre farm with my husband, Jorge, and our two kids, Simon (10) and Scarlett (7).
Role at VBS: Outdoor Activities Coordinator and POI Representative
Current Workplace: Completing my Master’s degree in Public Ministry
Community Activities and leadership: Secretary - Board of Directors of Prairie Oaks Institute
Fun Fact: I moved back to MN at the end of May and I’m looking forward to diving into VBS!
Role at VBS: Crafts
Current Workplace: Pastor at Cristo Obrero in Shakopee, MN
Community Activities and leadership: Cristo Obrero is a ministry that serves Latino families in mobile home parks in Shakopee and Chaska.
Fun Fact: I work bi-vocationally as a Pastor and as a farmer at Dodge Nature Center.
Role at VBS: Music
Current Workplace: River of Hope Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN
Community Activities and leadership: I’ve worked as a youth director and worship leader, lived with homeless men in a Catholic Worker House, and a full-time song leader with Dakota Road Music for 25 years.
Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Alaska!
Role at VBS: Planning Team
Current Workplace: Director of Children’s Ministry at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church in Chaska, MN
Community Activities and leadership: I help organize lessons for our SPARK program, have led VBS in the past, offer childcare and activities for church events.
Fun Fact: I love purple and jogging!
Role at VBS: Games
Current Workplace: Pastor at West Union Lutheran Church in Cologne, MN.
About me: I am a husband to a wonderful wife, Kara, and three awesome kids - Nicholas & Jack (5), and Addison (2). Together, we love playing games, hiking, telling stories and discovering God’s great big world!
Role at VBS: Bible Station Leader
Current Workplace: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Teacher at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion for Eden Prairie School District.
About me: I absolutely love working with kids, and I cannot wait to be a part of this experience!
Role at VBS: Behind-the-scenes helper (with a number of HTLC folks!)
Current Workplace: Co-Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague
Community Activities and leadership: President of the Board of Directors at Prairie Oaks Institute
Fun Fact: I don’t know Spanish, but our daughter is enrolled in a Spanish-immersion school and loves it!