Pastoral Staff

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 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 University programming and small group ministry. I also support and strengthen St. Andrew’s various Christian service programs like our partnerships with Lutheran Social Services (Holiday Store), PROP food and clothing drives, and the Haiti mission, to name a few. I am honored to serve the community as a chaplain in the Eden Prairie Police and…

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…