- Phone: (952)474-8893
- Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331
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.
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.
DIRECTOR OF SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY
Office: Ext. 108
Jared came to Mount Calvary in the fall of 2018. He is a graduate of Luther College with a degree in Physics and Math. Jared was active in the Luther College music program and participated in leading worship, music and Bible studies. He is a musician and plays guitar. He worked for Bible camps in Iowa and Texas and is well versed in camping and canoeing. He has a heart for service and worked in Angola Africa designing extensions for a mission hospital. Jared is from Texas and is engaged to be married next year to Elle.
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.
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.
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!