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.
Pastor Pat Simmons
Pat came to St. Michael's in September 2015 after eight years in ministry at New Creation, Shakopee, MN. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO. Prior to being called into full-time ministry he worked for Dun & Bradstreet for 16 years in finances, management and sales.
Pat has been married to his wife, Beth, since 1998 they have two children Grant and Kara. Beth and Pat were also blessed through taking in two girls while they lived in California, both Beckie and Jessie are married and still living in California.
Pastor has a desire to connect with the community by loving our neighbors so that we can share the gospel with those we meet.
Jim Anderson - Family Ministry
Jim Anderson has served at St. Michaels for the past 33 years as Director of Christian Education in youth and adult ministries.
Presently his Family Ministry responsibilities involve him in training and directing the adult small group ministries, adult education, new member classes, Helping Hands ministry, Social and Care ministry, singles groups, Men and Women’s ministries, assistant in various pastoral duties, and a trainer and consultant with Synod.
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 they have two daughters, Katie and Amy. Katie is married with four children, and Amy is married with one child.
Martin Cornes - Youth and Global Mission 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 recently completed his Director of Christian Education course at Concordia-St Paul and was commissioned as DCE at St Michaels in May 2014.
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!
If you would like to contact someone about the ministry to children at St. Michael's please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Day, 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 began her teaching career in 2002. 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.
Please contact Rick if you are interested in joining one of the indispensable tech teams.
952-831-5276 x 2005
Map and Directions
St. Michael's Lutheran Church is located at:
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437