staff

  & 

contact

  • Pastor Dan Wetterstrom

    Lead Pastor

    Email Dan

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 13

    I love church because... the church is people in all their beauty and complexity. 

    Hobby: Exploring God’s beautiful creation (it’s especially fun if I do it with my backpack on or in a canoe!)

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    Favorite Quote: The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer  

  • Pastor Kelly Lamon

    Associate Pastor

    Email Kelly

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 15

    I love church because... the whole is greater than the sum of the parts when the Spirit is present.  

    Hobby: Travel

    Favorite Food: Crab Legs

    Favorite Quote: The grace of God means something like this: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. - Frederick Buechner

  • Carey Erkel

    Minister of Families with Children

    Email Carey

    Phone 651-738-0305 , ext 19

    I love church because... I see so much joy in children's faces.

    Hobby: Reading

    Favorite Food: Pasta!

    Favorite Quote: We love because he first loved us. - 1 John 4:19

  • Amy Fuller

    Minister of Families with Students

    Email Amy

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 21

    I love church because... the people feel like family.

    Hobby:  Trying to keep my preschool kids alive, reading science fiction, and card games.

    Favorite Food:  Steak, please!

    Favorite Quote: Nothing can separate us from God’s love in Jesus. - Paraphrase of Romans 8:38

  • Julie Johnson

    Director, Woodbury Preschool at The Grove

    Email Julie

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext. 24

    I love church because... this is where my faith is fed, nourished and replenished.

    Hobby: Knitting, jewelry making, reading

    Favorite Food: Popcorn

    Favorite Quote: Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. - Winnie the Pooh

  • Jane Beckstrom

    Parish Nurse

    Email Jane

    Phone 651-738-0305 , ext 29

    I love church because... it's full of smiles, laughter, but most of all, heartfelt connections.

    Hobby: Quilting and card-making

    Favorite Food: Pecan Pie

    Favorite Quote: God’s compassion is endless in our lives. He builds joy into our hearts when we remember His goodness. 

  • Katie Matson-Daley

    Ministry & Volunteer Coordinator

    Email Katie

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 26

    I love church because...  each person is made in the image of God, and each person in the church community reveals a little more about what God is like to me. 

    Hobby: Writing, photography, paint, and collage

    Favorite Food: Depends on the day, but Ice Cream is always in the top 10.

    Favorite Quote: Do not shrink. Do not puff up. Just stand my sacred ground. - Brene Brown

  • Katherine Marie

    Database Manager

    Email Katherine

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 12

    I love church because... I love my church family.

    Hobby: Reading

    Favorite Food: Vanilla Ice Cream

    Favorite Quote: We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28           

  • Maria Rella

    Office Manager

    Email Maria

    Phone 651-738-0305

    I love church because... of how it has transformed my life by the examples of our people and our pastors to reach out and serve God.

    Hobby: My granddaughter and travel.

    Favorite Food: Cuban Food

    Favorite Quote: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

  • Open Position

    Financial Manager

    Email Interim Finance Manager

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 25


  • Jim Tousignant

    Facilities Manager

    Email Jim

    Phone 651-738-0305, ext 14

    I love church because... there are always more projects to complete!

    Hobby: Playing guitar.

    Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs.

    Favorite Quote: Just keep moving. - Anonymous

music leaders

  • Kathy Alden

    Woodbury

    Organist and Pianist

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  • Jean Hendrickson

    Cottage Grove

    Pianist

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  • LaGretta Lunde

    Woodbury

    Choral Director

    Email LaGretta

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  • Lea Anna Sams McGowan

    Cottage Grove

    Choral Director

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  • Rick Murphy

    Woodbury

    Wings Band Director

    Email Rick

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  • Jan Rasmussen

    Woodbury

    Bell Director

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Woodbury Campus

Main Office

Office phone: 651-738-0305

Fax: 651-738-4964

General email: office@beingthehope.org


Office hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Preschool at The GROVE: 

651-738-9670

Cottage Grove Campus

Office phone: 651-769-1303


Office hours

Thursday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm