9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437
Unchained by God's Word... United with God's People... Unleashed for God's Mission...
Statement of Faith
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Jim Anderson - Family Ministry
Jim Anderson has served at St. Michaels for the past 29 years as Director of Christian Education in youth and adult ministries.
Presently his responsibilities involve him in training and directing the adult small group ministries, adult education, new member classes with assimilation, Helping Hands ministry, Social ministry, singles groups, Men and Women’s ministries, trainer and consultant with Synod as well as assistant in various pastoral duties.
Jim graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, MN in the DCE program in 1978 and received his MA in Education and Leadership from Augsburg College in 2000. He is married to Karen and has two daughters, Katie and Amy. Katie is married with two children, and Amy is single and Assist. Director of Admissions at Univ. Wisconsin Whitewater.
Martin Cornes - Children and Youth Ministry
Martin has arrived from England after spending 20 years as Youth Minister in Farnborough. He is married to Rachel and has 3 children spread between grade and high school: Josh, Hannah and Tabitha.
Martin is passionate about seeing children, youth and young adults coming to know and love the Lord. He is also a proud graduate of Oak Hill Theological College, Kings College London and Christ Church Canterbury. In his spare time he would love to watch an English soccer match, but will go for a jog or bicycle ride instead!
Chaplain Dick Day - Care Ministry
Chaplain Day was ordained in 1963 and served Lutheran Churches in Torquay, Saskatchewan, Winona and Glenville, Minnesota. He went on active duty as a Navy Chaplain in 1970. His tours of duty included two deployments to Viet Nam on Navy Destroyers, 1971-1973; Naval Hospital, Long Beach California; Naval Air Station Keflevik Iceland; first active duty Chaplain stationed in Hong Kong to assist ships personnel coming for a week of rest and recreation and Senior Chaplain at five different Naval Stations. He served his last tour of duty as the Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Chaplain, Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He retired after 22 years active duty with the rank of Captain. Following active duty he served for 12 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Presiding Pastor of The American Association of Lutheran Churches, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also served as the Chaplain at Trinity Care Center, San Antonio, Texas and was supervisory chaplain for 18 other nursing homes in Texas with chaplains. Chaplain Day is presently working as the Care Minister at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Minnesota visiting members of the congregation needing pastoral care in homes, hospitals and nursing homes. He is also a member of the Consumer Advisory Board of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
Chaplain Day and his wife Peggy have been married 50 years and have two children, Karis Lynn Gabrielson, Registered Nurse/ Senior Clinical Analyst at United Health Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dr. John R Day, PHD, Research Scientist III at Gen-Probe, Inc., San Diego, California.
Jane Horn - Worship and Arts Ministry
Jane is a charter member (l964) of St. Michael’s. She is a member of St. Michael’s first confirmation class and served as president of the first youth group. Jane is a graduate of Concordia, St. Paul, where she studied organ with Dr. Paul Manz. In August 1977, she accepted the call to serve as St. Michael’s Music Director.
Jane is a single parent with four children: Benjamin, Joshua, and twin daughters, Rebekah and Rachel. Jane enjoys gardening, antiquing, and building pipe organs. She is fully committed to nurturing the gifts of music and the arts among all ages that bring glory to God and minister to our souls.
Kim Link - Preschool Teacher
Kim is in her twelfth year of the teaching ministry. She has had the opportunity to teach 3K & 4K,
kindergarten, second grade and held the position of preschool and daycare director.
She has taught in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida.
Kim graduated from Concordia University in Mequon, WI in 2001 with a BA in Early Childhood (birth-3rd grade). She is married and resides in Bloomington.
She considers her call to teach as a wonderful gift from the Lord. It is a job she loves and is passionate about.
Rick Martin - Technology Ministry
"Make sure His Word is heard" is Rick Martin's mission. Having volunteered in technology ministry at St. Michael's many years, he was recently called to direct this vital program full-time.
Rick is the father of four boys and one girl and has 20+ years as a semi-conductor electrical engineer. His favorite pass-times include cooking, golf and, of course, music.
Please contact Rick if you are interested in joining one of the indispensable tech teams.
952-831-5276 x 2005
Children and Youth Ministry Team
Team Photo and Profile
Chad Dezeeuw - Children's Minister
Chad has enjoyed calling St. Michael’s home since 2000. He is married to Sharon and has 3 girls; Emma 12, Ellie 9, Madelyn 7. At St. Michaels, he has enjoyed serving communion, participating and leading life groups, volunteers in Sunday school and VBS, was involved in the Befriender ministry, and went through discipleship and deep healing prayer training. Last fall he was able to go on a short term mission trip to Haiti. He has been self-employed for the last 10 years with a property maintenance/management company. He enjoys spending time assistant coaching Emma’s basketball team, playing basketball, riding dirt bike, going snowmobiling, and racing in 4 cylinder events at Raceway Park and Elko Speedway. He is looking forward to coming alongside families to help them grow and nurture their children’s faith in Christ.
Barb Lapham - Middle School Minister
Barb has been a member of St. Michael’s since 1992. She is married to Mark and they have 3 children who have grown up in the faith community of St. Michael’s. Barb has served in many areas involving children - directing musicals, choir, small group leader and confirmation shepherd. Her background as a child/adolescent psychiatric nurse and stay-at-home mom prepared her well for her current position! Barb has a passion for helping middle-schoolers learn about our awesome God and the amazing plans He has for each one of them. She has led the Confirmation ministry for the past 10 years. Barb loves to read, talk and laugh and have sleep-overs and drink Diet-Coke. Her favorite vacations always include water.
Vicki Barton - Children's Minister
Vicki has been a member of St. Michael's since 2003. She and her husband, Eric, have 3 young children. Vicki has a deep love for children and a strong desire for them to know their Savior from a young age. She has served in various church roles since she was a child herself including nursery, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Christian Moms Fellowship, and missions teams.
At St. Michael's, Vicki began leading Pre-K Freeway in 2007, and in 2012 she became the Children's Minister for 0 years to 3rd grade. Although her background as a stay-at-home mom and chemical engineer may seem unconventional for Children's Ministry, Vicki has been able to use her experience as she passionately follows God's calling. She especially enjoys when she is also able to use her Spanish or American Sign Language skills in ministry
Linda Wenzel - Children & Youth Administrator
Linda has been a part of St. Michael's since 1995 when she married her best friend, Jeff.
For the last twelve years, she has been involved in many areas of the church like Christian Mom's Fellowship, Crosswalk, VBS, and 4*5 Alive.
Linda is passionate about helping children understand and believe in the great love our Lord has for us; and laying the foundation of John 3:16 is why she home schools her two children, James and Kari. When not watching her son's stock car races and her daughter's gymnastics meets, she loves to read, eat chocolate, hold cooking parties, swim, and dream of being on a beach in the warm sun.
She has a big, wooly mammoth of a golden retriever called Rufus, and she grew up on Long Island, NY, but don't hold that against her.
Linda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a minor in Business.
Marci Mohan - Family Connector
Marci has loved learning - through many mentors, classes, and programs. Having an education background she also loves teaching - preschool through 6th grade, Vacation Bible School, SMASH, children’s book clubs, and parenting classes. Now, to be the Family Connector at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church where she has attended for 15 years with husband Mark and their two children, Hannah (21) and Dylan (18), puts her in a position to encourage, equip, and support others where she has been grateful to have been helped. Her desire is to help families weave God into their daily lives and reflect Christ in their home and community.
Martin Cornes - Children & Youth Minister
Martin arrived from England after spending 20 years as Youth Minister in Farnborough. He is married to Rachel and has 3 children spread between 4th grade and high school: Josh, Hannah and Tabitha.
Martin is passionate about seeing children, youth and young adults coming to know, love and serve the Lord.
In his spare time he would love to watch an English soccer match especially Reading FC, but will go for a walk, jog or bicycle ride instead!
He is a graduate of Oak Hill Theological College, Kings College University London and Christ Church University Canterbury, and has recently been enrolled as a student at Concordia St Paul on their DCE program.
Kathy Hilton – Director of Education
Kathy has been attending St. Michael’s and singing in the choir since 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been an elementary education teacher since 1994, and is currently working part-–-time as a 4th grade literacy specialist teacher for the Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Eagan school district ISD #196.
She and her husband Jim have two daughters; Alexis and Kahleah. Kathy has served at St. Michael’s in Crosswalk and VBS as a small group leader for years. She has a passion for teaching children the love and mercy of Christ. It is a pure joy and tremendous blessing for her to dedicate herself to teaching children God’s truth, and assisting them as they grow in their faith and become confident disciples. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys family camping, skiing, roller-–-skating, long walks, horseback riding and gourmet cooking
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Map and Directions
St. Michael's Lutheran Church is located at:
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437