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

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Tim O’Grady

Tim O’Grady is in his first year as the Handbell Director at Salem. Growing up playing piano and percussion, Tim majored in music theory and composition at St. Olaf College. He also works as the accompanist at Tartan High School and rings hand bells for Twin Cities Bronze.

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.