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The staff manage the daily work of the congregation to ensure that members are equipped and empowered to do the ministry of the church.


Tim Westermeyer

Senior Pastor

Pastor Westermeyer is a graduate of St. Olaf College, the University of Notre Dame, and Luther Seminary. He joined the staff of St. Philip the Deacon as Executive Pastor in 2007, and became Senior Pastor in 2014.

Mark Schmid

Executive Pastor

Pastor Schmid is a graduate of Luther College and Luther Seminary. He joined the staff of St. Philip the Deacon as Executive Pastor in 2014.

Cheryl Mathison

Teaching Pastor

Pastor Mathison is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Luther Seminary. She joined the staff at St. Philip the Deacon as Teaching Pastor in 2003.

Valerie Strand Patterson

Pastor of Adult Ministries

Pastor Strand Patterson graduated from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. She has been in ministry at St. Philip the Deacon since 1989.

Hospitality and Parish Nurse

Cindy Carlson

Director of Congregational Life

Joan Harper

Hospitality + Wedding Coordinator

Susan Path

Parish Nurse

Nicole Kumerow

Wedding Coordinator

Beth Dudycha

Digital Hospitality

Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Kathy Hagedorn

Children's Ministry

Trish Arndt

Special Programming, Children's Ministry

Renee Putnam

Youth Team Administrator

Olsen Pancoast

Director of High School and Young Adult Ministries

Molly Lange

Early Childhood Ministry

Amanda Berger

Interim Confirmation Director

Charlie Olson

Youth Ministry Intern

Music Ministry

Sam Grace

Director of Music Ministry

Kraig Windschitl

Organist and Director of Handbells

Norah Long

Music Ministry

Administrative Team

Tracy Klaphake

Office Administrator

Nancy Bixby

Membership Coordinator

Moe Hagestuen

Finance Administrator

Kate Sterner


Amanda Berger

Inspire Magazine & Social Media

Building Staff

Jason Putnam

Facilities Manager

Pete Snustad

Facilities Associate


“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”

St. Jerome