Pastor Rick Skare, Senior Pastor(763) 496-2400 | Email Pastor Rick
Pastor Rick is the Senior Pastor at Word of Peace. He oversees administration, staffing, worship, and children, youth, and family ministry. He serves as the pastoral adviser to the Executive Team, Strategic Planning Team, Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Team, Worship & Visual Arts Team, and the Property Team.
Pastor Rick is married to our Minister of Spiritual Care, Kristin Skare, and they live in St. Michael. Pastor Rick and Kristin have three children and a loveable, one-eyed, rescue dog named Keera. Pastor Rick enjoys triathlons, skiing, kayaking, watching movies, going up north, and listening to Jimmy Buffet (yes, he's a parrot-head).
Pastor Keith Long, Pastor of Congregational Life and Growth(763) 496-2400 | Email Pastor Keith
Pastor Keith oversees the ministries of congregational life and growth, adult education and small group ministry, special interest groups, fellowship, and communications. He serves as the pastoral adviser to the Stewardship Team and the Life and Growth Team, and oversees the Media & Worship Arts Administrator and the Communications Specialist.
Pastor Keith and his wife and two young children live in Rogers. Pastor Pastor Keith enjoys being active outdoors, reading, movies, and Major League Baseball.
Pastor Kristin Skare, Pastor of Spiritual Care(763) 496-2404 | Email Pastor Kristin
Pastor Kristin coordinates Word of Peace’s visitation ministry, CARE ministry, the prayer network, monthly prayer services, and the BeFrienders ministry. She serves as the pastoral adviser to the CARE Team.
Pastor Kristin loves spending time with her husband, Pastor Rick and their three children. She’s crazy about her one-eyed rescue dog, singing, hiking, reading, theater, writing, and spending time with great friends around a dinner table.
Pastor Tyler Strom, Pastor of Faith in Action
(763) 496-2400 | Email Pastor Tyler
Pastor Tyler oversees the ministries of social justice, global missions, and mental health. He serves as the pastoral adviser to the Global Missions and Social Ministry Teams and the Mental Health Task Force, and oversees the Volunteer Coordinator.
Pastor Tyler is originally from Helena, Montana. He and his wife, Siobhan, have a young daughter and a recently adopted a rescue dog. Tyler loves to drink coffee, eat cheese, play the piano, experiment with recipes, and meet new people.
Kari OsmekDirector of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
(763) 496-2418Email Kari
Dawn SaxtonDirector of Children's Ministries
Rachel SmithDirector of Family Ministries
(763) 496-2423Email Rachel
Sheldon WayDirector of Youth Ministry
(763) 496-2430Email Sheldon
Lauren SkareInterim Director of Middle School Ministry
Megan MoenConfirmation/Children, Youth, and Family Administrator
(763) 496-2406Email Megan
Julie NelsonChildren, Youth & Family Administrator(763) 496-2405Email Julie
Sarah ThompsonNursery Coordinator
(763) 496-2400Email Sarah
Julie PicconattoDirector of Preschool
(763) 496-2419Email Julie
Zeanna AmundsonPreschool Teacher(3/4's T/Th AM and PM)
(763) 496-2416Email Zeanna
Vicky EntingerPreschool Teacher (M-Th Faithful 5s)
(763) 496-2416Email Vicky
Megan HansonPreschool Teacher Aide(M-Th Faithful 5s)
Katie KottkePreschool Teacher (4/5's M/W/F AM and PM)
(763) 496-2416Email Katie
Lori ReustPreschool Teacher (4/5's M/W/F AM and PM)
(763) 496-2416Email Lori
Michael SahlenMinister of Worship and Music
(763) 496-2412Email Michael
Dain SwansonWorship and Media Arts Administrator
(763) 496-2409Email Dain
Dawn SaxtonAssistant to the Minister of Worship and Music
(763) 496-2413Email Dawn
Susen KayMembership Secretary
(763) 496-2400Email Susen
Jennie PriebeCommunications Specialist(763) 496-2401Email Jennie
Tracy RoweVolunteer Coordinator(763) 496-2421Email Tracy
Linda ThomasDirector of Administration(763) 496-2407Email Linda
Brandi SnellAccounting Clerk(763) 496-2411Email Brandi
Jim NoltingMaintenance Coordinator
(763) 496-2411Email Jim