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  • Phone: (952)474-8893
  • Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Staff

Pastor Brenda Legred

PASTOR BRENDA LEGRED

Office: Ext. 105

Pastor Brenda came to Mount Calvary in 2008 after serving as a pastor for Servant of Christ Lutheran Church in Champlin. Most of Pastor Brenda's work has been in Christian higher education and in the Church, serving the American Lutheran Church in national fund raising, and then serving as the Director of Development for Concordia University. Her education includes a B.A. degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, a M.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University, and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary. Pastor Brenda is married to Joel, and together they enjoy music, theatre, and cooking.

Andrea Fieldhouse

ANDREA FIELDHOUSE GRINER

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY & YOUTH MINISTRY

Office: Ext. 125
Andrea has worked in Family Ministry at Mount Calvary since 2001. Her passion is teaching and wanting a God-life for children, youth and adults. Andrea graduated from Moorhead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology and Human Development. She supplemented her education by taking specialty training in suicide prevention, conflict resolution and crisis intervention. Andrea started professional ministry as a Youth Director in Rockford, Illinois. Andrea is a Certified Spiritual Director, is married to Lyle, and is an aunt, a storyteller and pretends to be an artist. She loves books, rocks and the North Shore.

 

KETTI SPEHAR

DIRECTOR OF SUNDAY SCHOOL

Office: Ext. 104
Ketti came to Mount Calvary preschool as a teacher in 2005. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from The College of St. Scholastica. Ketti feels that teaching is a gift that God has given her and that there is nothing better than seeing God brighten the eyes of a child. She is excited for the opportunity to share God’s love with the children and to help them understand his unfaltering love for us. Ketti loves Pinterest and creating everything and anything! She feels there is nothing better than a handmade gift and a heartfelt card.

Randi Arnar

RANDI ARNAR

SUNDAY SCHOOL, PRE-K

Office Ext: 104
Randi has been a teacher at Mount Calvary Preschool since 2007, and began leading Sunday School in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and a degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Macalester College. Randi believes in providing a warm and loving atmosphere for all children. Randi grew up on the north shore of Lake Minnewashta in the home that her grandfather built. She has close ties to the community and still mourns the loss of Leach’s Resort on Minnewashta and Bacon Drug Store in downtown Excelsior. Randi and her husband Kristjan have three children in the Minnetonka schools.

Linda McKinney Preschool Director

Linda McKinney

Preschool Director

Office Ext: 208
Linda began teaching 30 years ago at Mount Calvary Preschool and became Director in 2003. She is always looking for new activities, especially those that involve music and that help support the preschool’s curriculum. She enjoys interacting with parents and families, working with children, and watching them grow and develop. Linda received a B.S. degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State University and is licensed in Early Childhood through Crown College. Linda enjoys sewing, camping, and playing the piano. Her greatest joy is spending as much time as she can with her grandchildren!

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Director of Community Outreach

Office Ext: 102
Chris began working at Mount Calvary in 2007. With a degree in Marketing and a Masters in Education, Chris has wide experience in the fields of business, education, social services, and church life. Before joining Mount Calvary, Chris was the Director of the Upward Bound Program in Lynn, Massachusetts. Chris works to integrate service throughout all ministry programs, and to ensure that Mount Calvary is a leader in community involvement. Chris and his faithful companion, Iree, an 8 year old Sheltie, enjoy all things outdoors, especially long nature walks. 
 

Lori Wright

LORI WRIGHT

New Member Coordinator

Office Ext: 109
Lori has served on the Church Council, prepares communion and is a Communion Assistant, which she finds very fulfilling. She also serves on the board for Luther Park located in Danbury, Wisconsin. Lori has been attending Mount Calvary since 2002, when she and her family moved to Shorewood. She is married to Cal and has two adult children, Corey and Alli. During the winter months, she loves to get away for the occasional trip to southwest Florida. During the summer months, she can be found in her garden or with Cal on their boat.
 
Cassandra McNally
 

Cassandra McNally

Technical Director

Cassandra McNally received her Bachelor’s (2008) and Master’s (2012) degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in Vocal Performance. Throughout the Twin Cities, she has worked with the Minnesota Opera and Mill City Opera, among other companies. Cassandra began teaching voice in 2007 and has gained extensive experience and expertise along the way. Teaching both privately and in the classroom has given her the tools to be a music educator in various capacities. Cassandra works as an administrator at Sarah Jane's Music School, and holds a position on the Worship and Music team at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Cassandra can be found in the tech booth at Mount Calvary, as Technical Director, in the classrooms teaching voice lessons, as a section leader in the Chancel Choir, and as a director of JuBELLee and Bel Canto.