Program Staff

Sarah Dorr

Hello, I am Sarah Dorr the new Children’s Ministry Coordinator, and I am so excited to jump into this position. I am from Mahtomedi, Minnesota where I also worked at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on the Children’s Ministry Team. I am a recent graduate from Augsburg University’s Theology and Public Leadership program with a concentration in Youth Studies. Some things that you may find me doing outside of work are going on long walks with my dog, testing new recipes…

Burke Hancer

My name is Burke Hancer. I am the Camping Ministry Director for Spirit in the Pines Camp. I have been at St. Andrew since 1992, and have been in youth and camping ministry since 1981! To say that I love what I do would be an understatement. My wife Paula and I have three grown daughters, Erin, Kelsey, Brittany, a terrific son-in-law, Tom (Brittany) and a wonderful granddaughter, Ella-4 1/2! Ella can’t wait for her soon-to-be-born sibling (neither can we)!…

TJ Helgren

My name is TJ Helgren, I have been with St. Andrew as the High School Director since 2016. I was born in Minnesota but quickly moved to Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where I spent most of my life. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin where I majored in Theology and ran cross country and track. I love all sports and though I was raised in Wisconsin I have been brainwashed by my dad to love all Minnesota teams. When I am…