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 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 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 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…

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,…

Sarah Dorr

I am Sarah Dorr, the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I am from Mahtomedi, Minnesota where I also worked at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on the Children’s Ministry Team. I graduated in the Spring of 2021 from Augsburg University’s Theology and Public Leadership program with a concentration in Youth Studies. I love discussing theology, so if you are a theology nerd as well let’s get coffee! Working in children’s ministry is my passion because I feel like all of your families become…

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…

Cheryl Heaney

Maggie Diede

I have been on staff at St. Andrew since March, 2019. In my position as Staff Accountant, I help ensure our bills and employees are paid on time and that our ledgers are up to date and accurate. My husband Mike and I live in Eden Prairie and we have 3 children. Our two oldest, Liz and Bill, are out of college and on their own. Thankfully they both live and work in the area and we see them often.…