Meet our Staff

April 12th, 2017



Eric Elkin, Interim Pastor


Mark Becker, Visitation Pastor

Michelle Rodriguez, Administrative Secretary

Kate Meyer, Handbell Director

Carl Lipke, Music Director

Carl Lipke directs the talented North High Alumni Choir which has been active for the past eight years. Carl was also the music director for the North St. Paul High School and was named Music Educator of the Year for the United States in 1999. In 2010, Carl was honored by receiving the F. Melius Christiansen Life-Time Achievement Award. This is the most prestigious award given by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Choral Directors. Carl has been a valuable member of our staff, directing our chancel choir and arranging special music.


Louise Nesdahl, Parish Nurse

Louise is an RN, a BSN, a graduate from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing, in Minot, North Dakota, and Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. With 30 years of professional experience, she continues to practice as a staff nurse in Critical Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. Louise is a member Salem Lutheran Church. She is married and has two children.

JuJudy Bellanddy Belland, Organist


Kirk Kirk JohnsonJohnson, Custodian


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