11 Bernard St, West St. Paul, MN (651) 457-6661 Email Facebook
Sunday Morning Worship @ 9:30 am
Located in West St. Paul


Julie Ryan

 Pastor Julie has a passion for preaching and teaching the Good News of God’s love for all people, and walking with them through the various stages of life. While much of her time is spent overseeing the life and ministry of the congregation, she also enjoys time with her husband Rhett and their family.Pastor Julie Read More

Mark Becker

Pastor Mark is a retired ELCA pastor who has served for over 40 years in the Twin Cities area. His ministry with the people of Salem (as Visitation Pastor) is to bring the Gospel to people through the Word, Holy Communion, prayer and conversation. Typically he calls on older members and works 10 hours per Read More

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle has 16 years of experience in the Office Administration field. She most recently worked at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in the Office of Admissions. She joined the community at Salem in December of 2016, is passionate about her work and looks forward to many more years of service at Salem. Office Read More

Carl Lipke

Carl Lipke

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 Read More

Louise Nesdahl

Louise Nesdahl

Louise is a Registered Nurse, with a BSN from Metropolitan State University, and a Master of Theology from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Louise has 46 years of nursing experience, including 30 years of Cardiac Critical Care Nursing, now retired from active duty nursing. For the past 16 years, she has served at Salem Read More

Judy Belland

Judy Belland

Judy has served as the organist at Salem since 2008. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a degree in nursing; music has been her avocation since she was a child. She is the daughter and wife of ELCA pastors, and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rheana Peter

Rheana Peter is the Nursery Room Attendant at Salem. The nursery is open to kids under the age of 5 during Sunday morning worship at 9:30 am.

Keith Irwin

Keith has been playing in hand bell choirs since seventh grade. He rings with the community hand bell ensemble Bells of the Lakes. Currently he is working as a server at the Herkimer, a brewpub in Minneapolis, he is also pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at Metro State University.  He lives in St. Paul Read More