Congregational Council

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…

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.…

Brendan Dolan

Brendan and his wife, Candi, recently joined St. Andrew as official members after attending as regular guests since moving to Eden Prairie in 2008. Brendan and Candi’s daughter, Kaylee, was the first official St. Andrew member in the family when she was baptized at the church in early 2016. He has most valued the welcoming culture at St. Andrew both during Church on Sundays and events during the week and feels these simple connections are what enables the greater programs…

Steve Galleger

It is an honor and privilege to be considered for St. Andrew’s Church Council. As for background, I am Steve Galleger and our family has been a member of since 2005. My involvement with our Church goes back to the mid 1980’s where I attended one of the original youth group trips hosted by St. Andrew. As a member for 17 years, I have been an usher for 15 years and have enjoyed the fellowship during the annual Men’s golf…

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…

Laura Hoffer

My name is Laura Hoffer and I have been a member at St. Andrew for 30 years. Growing up at St Andrew I found faith and community in family camp, Sunday school, teaching at vacation bible school, Spirit in the Pines and middle school bells. In 2019 I was married by Pastor Peter to my wife, Jennifer. In recent years I have been involved with young adult leadership, Grace Notes bell choir, bible studies and participating in “A More Just…

John Kirk

John and his wife Jackie joined St. Andrew in the late 1980’s for its family friendly atmosphere and the “small church” feel. Both (now adult) children grew up in the church and daughter Jill was married at St. Andrew. John is a retired sales executive who stays busy as a volunteer at PROP and IOCP food shelves, as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Eden Prairie and as a (very) part-time consultant. Upon retirement, John increased his participation in…

Sara Ross

Jim Smiley

Jim and his wife Rhonda live in Eden Prairie. They have two Children, Steele Smiley and Shannon Laffond (Jonathan). They have five grandchildren ages 19-9. The small church feel and caring nature of St. Andrew members drew them to the church. Jim ushers every third month. He also participates in the Saturday morning Dad’s group. Rhonda does Manna Meals prep, the funeral reception committee and Wednesday’s Women of the Word. Jim’s career was with US West and the old Bell…

Vince Thomas

Vince Thomas has been a member of St. Andrew since 2001, shortly after moving to Minnesota from Chicago. Vince is married to Susan and has two children, Jack (22) and Katie (15). Vince has been involved with St. Andrew volunteering as an usher and participating in the Saturday morning Men’s group. Susan has been involved with the Altar Guild and is participating in A More Just World. Both children have enjoyed Spirit in the Pines – Jack was a counselor…