Program Staff

Zack Benz

My name is Zack Benz, and I’m the (other) Communications and High School Ministries Coordinator here at St. Andrew. I grew up on a farm in Hibbing, which is a mining town located on the Mesabi Iron Range in Northern Minnesota. My two older sisters and I were raised by my grandparents who both encouraged us to live our lives to the fullest. My grandmother fostered a strong and open minded faith based home and our entire family would volunteer…

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,…

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