Staff & Leaders

Welcome to the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Staff Page. If you would like to filter staff contacts by group, you can do so with the yellow “Groups” button above. If you have a question you can also reach out via our contact page.

Pastor David Lillejord

I guess I should have seen this pastor thing coming. My dad is a retired Lutheran pastor, and my late mother was a church organist, and choir director. I was ordained in 1991, and St. Andrew is my fourth congregation. My first call was Farmington Lutheran Church, Farmington, Minnesota. My second call was Incarnation Lutheran Church in North Oaks, Minnesota. My third call was Mount Calvary in Eagan, Minnesota. I attended Augsburg University for my undergraduate degree and Luther Seminary…

Pastor Gail Bach

I am a graduate of Augsburg College with a major in accounting. I worked in a variety of accounting positions for Pillsbury for almost 16 years and Jostens for another two years before joining the staff of St. Andrew, overseeing the business side of the church. It didn’t take long to feel the pull to ordained ministry. After 9 years of attending seminary on a part-time basis while continuing my work at St. Andrew, I graduated and was eventually ordained…

Pastor Peter Johnson

My name is Peter Johnson. I joined the pastoral staff at St. Andrew in 2013. In my role I help design and lead St. Andrew Small Groups and Service. In a nutshell, I create opportunities for people to join together in Christian learning, fellowship, and support groups as well as strengthen our important mission partnerships with organizations in the local community, nation and around the world. I am honored to serve the community of Eden Prairie as a chaplain in…

Pastor Sarah Fike

I grew up in a small town in northern Iowa by Mason City and was very active in my home congregation. I attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and majored in Religion and Social Work. During my college years, I had the opportunity to live in Denver, CO and intern at the Rocky Mountain Synod office focusing on Lutheran Advocacy. After college, I started working at Central Lutheran Church in Downtown Minneapolis as the Director of Children, Youth, and Family…

Pastor Matthew Fleming

My name is Matthew Ian Fleming and I am one of the pastors at St. Andrew. I teach adult learning opportunities, create conferences through Church Anew and shepherd a group of 20-30-something innovators. I was born and raised in Napa, California but have learned to love these things called “seasons,” autumn especially. I am a graduate of Concordia College with the most practical majors of English Literature and Music Performance. Before coming to St. Andrew in 2014, I was a…

Pastor Roger Schindel

I’m Roger Schindel (retired Lutheran Minister) and my wife is Kathy. We’ve been married for 52 years and have two adult children, Jon & Anne, who live in the area and four grandchildren. Kathy’s been a piano teacher for 45 years and recognized for some of her compositions in recent years. I have worked part time for St. Andrew since 2005 doing Visitation Ministry and leading our senior adult group, Prime Timers. I love jazz, some classical music, choral music…

Meggy Wagner

I was born in Germany, and became an American citizen in 2010. I hold a Masters degree in translation from Heidelberg University, and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. My corporate career included assignments in Germany, Kazakhstan and Switzerland. That’s where I met my husband, Jack, an American. We moved to New York in 2003, where our daughter Sophia was born, and where I got involved in the revival and renovation of an ELCA Lutheran church…

Burke Hancer

My name is Burke Hancer. I have been on staff at St. Andrew since 1992. My wife Paula and I have three wonderful grown daughters, Erin, Kelsey, Brittany, two terrific son-in-laws, Tom (Brittany) and Keith (Kelsey), and two of the most amazing granddaughters of all time, Ella – 6 and Amelia – 20 months! Needless to say I am a very proud Papa! Paula and I live in Bloomington (God’s country) along with my oldest brother Jim. I enjoy family…

Sarah Blasing

Hello, my name is Sarah Blasing and I am so excited to join St. Andrew! Being the Outdoor Ministry and Youth Leadership Director feels like a wonderful fit for me, as I have been participating in and working with camping programs since 2004. I grew up in the Twin Cities, and I moved to Illinois for 7 years to attend Wheaton College for my B.A. in Psychology and my M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry. While there I worked at Honey Rock,…

Shawna Berg

Hello, I’m Shawna Berg! I have been doing ministry with children, youth, and families for over 26 years in the Twin Cities. I am a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota (Go Cobbers!) where I discovered my passion for ministry through a children and youth ministry internship that I did through the social work department. I grew up a military brat. So, I moved all over the place growing up, until moving to Minnesota for college and then staying.…

Brent Haglund

Hello, my name is Brent Haglund and I am very excited to be joining the staff and community at St. Andrew! I grew up in Fridley, MN, attended Augsburg University (then College) and now live in South Minneapolis with my family. I am beyond blessed by my wife, Alyssa and we have two children, Calla and Bergen. I am a child of God, son, brother, husband, dad, and friend and some things I really enjoy doing are camping together as…

Tim Graf

My name is Tim Graf. I am the Worship and Music Coordinator and I’ve been at St. Andrew since 2012. I plan the worship services in conjunction with our pastoral team and I provide leadership for our music staff, Bells of Joy, worship band, and singers for the 10:30 service. A native of western NY, I currently live in Minneapolis with my wife Julie and our cats Spencer & Mickey. I enjoy writing and performing my own music, reading, listening…