Staff & Leaders (Page 3)

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.

Jodi Edstrom

My name is Jodi Edstrom.  I connected with St. Andrew in 2017 when I began playing flute in worship.  I have a Master’s in Music Flute Performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor’s in Music and Office Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead.  Additionally, I have a Master’s in Library Science from St. Kate’s and manage the Chaska Library for the Carver County Library system.  My husband and I live with our daughter, Morgan, in…

Hannah Fleming

My name is Hannah Fleming and I have been director of Starlite Singers, a choir for our youngest members, since 2015. By day I am an elementary music teacher for the South Washington County Schools. I have been an educator for the last 11 years, and hold a Master’s degree in education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. My husband (Pastor Matthew) and I live in Eden Prairie with our daughters, Alma and Dorothy, and spend most our free time chasing…

Sarah Gilbertson

Sarah Gilbertson is currently in her sixteenth year of teaching choral music in the Eastern Carver County School District. Currently, she is the director of choral activities at Chanhassen High School in which she directs the Concert Choir, Bel Canto, the TTBB Choir, the 9th Grade Treble Choir (Aurora), the Chamber Singers, and Vox. She received her Masters in Music with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from Northern Arizona University, studying with Dr. Edith Copley. She is a graduate of…

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…

Linnae Stole

My name is Linnae Stole, and I am excited to serve as the handbell choir director for Peace bRingers! As a lifelong member of St. Andrew I have been involved in various areas of ministry, from Sunday school and camp counseling to musical ensembles and the Haiti mission. Outside of church, I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my family. Fun Fact: I started ringing handbells at St. Andrew way back in the late 1990s as an elementary school…

Melinda Eddihi

My name is Melinda Eddihi. I originally worked at St. Andrew Early Learning from 1995-2001 and returned in 2007 after staying at home with my children for 5 years. Since 2017, I have been the Childcare Assistant Director and have enjoyed having interaction with the children in each classroom on a daily basis. It amazes me to see the difference in development from the day an infant first begins until the day the child goes off to Kindergarten. I live…

Melanie Eggers

My name is Melanie Eggers and I have been working at St. Andrew Early Learning since September of 2000. I am the Childcare Director and I love getting a chance to watch the children of St. Andrew Early Learning learn and grow as they spend their days here with us! I feel so blessed to walk on this faith journey with all our St. Andrew families! I live in Belle Plaine along with my husband, Jim, our 2 boys, Cole…

Kathi Wieman

My name is Kathi Wieman and I am the Preschool Director at St. Andrew Early Learning. It is sometimes impossible to believe that I have been blessed to be a part of the Early Learning team since 1990. It is truly amazing to welcome many children and families to our preschool and be a part of their first educational experience. I have lived in Carver for the past 10 years. When I am not working, I am busy taking walks…

Joy Altmann

My name is Joy Altmann and I have been a member of St. Andrew for 19 years. My husband Tim, our daughter Audrey (24), and son Aidan (13) have enjoyed being a part of this faith community. We have been able to grow through programs like Loaves & Fishes, funeral support, Manna Meals, Mom’s Group, confirmation, Spirit in the Pines, youth groups at every age, and I even served as the Hospitality Minister and part-time receptionist in the early 2000s.…

Matt Gribben

Matt was baptized at St. Andrew in 1995 and has stuck around ever since! He has been involved at St. Andrew throughout his life but more recently has been involved as a Staff member at Spirit in the Pines and as a Confirmation small group leader. He is most excited to continue his work on young adult ministries and get involved in more areas at St. Andrew. Matt is a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management in Minnetonka.

Kris Hansel

Kris and her husband Mike reside in Chaska and joined St. Andrew in 2015. Kris is eager to prayerfully discover how her God-gifts of intellectual curiosity, helping hands, and an attitude of gratitude will best support the congregation and staff. She has participated in St. Andrew small group offerings, attended St. Andrew University sessions, served with Messiah Food Baskets and Loaves & Fishes, and continues to seek new opportunities for involvement. Kris feels blessed in current service as in-house legal…

Juli Hermanson

Twenty years ago, God nudged two newlyweds, Juli and her husband Micheal, to make St. Andrew their church home. Over those years they grew their faith and family (Katelyn-18 and Andrew-13) through and amidst this community of believers. Juli currently serves in small group confirmation leadership, the funeral reception committee and Canticle Choir. Her past involvement includes the Benevolence Committee, various small group ministries, and annually adoring the sunsets on the shores of Spirit in the Pines. Professionally, Juli is…