John is delighted to be serving as Pastor of Timberwood Church. He is a teacher who loves encouraging others… a people person… an avid student of the Bible. He started out his career as a “numbers guy”, attending the University of MN, Duluth, 1986-1990, where he earned a Bachelors of Accounting. He earned his CPA certificate in 1992. That’s when a passion for ministry took him to Bethel Theological Seminary where he studied from 1993 to 1996 and earned a Masters of Divinity. He worked at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN and Friendship Church, Prior Lake, MN, before he was invited to be a part of Timberwood Church were he has served since 2004. He graduated with a Doctorate of Ministry at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2013; his thesis is entitled, “Creating a Biblical Vision for Timberwood Church.” He is married to Tanya and they have two children. Send John an email at email@example.com.
Tom has served as pastor of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at Timberwood Church since 2006. He loves being a part of God’s work and watching people grow in their relationship wth Jesus Christ. Tom spent 22 years in the corporate business world and has a finance degree from San Diego State. As part of his move to ministry, Tom attended Moody Bible Institute and has earned a Masters of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary. He is married to Amy and has three children. He enjoys reading, running, and sailing. Send Tom an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric is our Community Life Pastor hailing from Yankton, SD via the Twin Cities. He joined our staff in July of 2010. He graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a Religious Studies degree in 2002 and spent time in a varitey of ministries across the country before tackling seminary in 2006. Eric has a zeal for life and a wide variety of interests from decorating cakes to running, from roasting coffee to downhill skiing. He loves being on the water whether it be skiing, fishing, or sailing. Eric loves spending time with people and hearing about their personal journeys. Fellowship and community are two of Eric’s passions within the church body. When Eric is not working he cherishes the time that he gets to spend working outside, camping, adventuring, and living life with his wife and two kids. Send Eric and email at email@example.com.
Abby is the Youth Pastor here at Timberwood Church. She grew up in the area and has returned after pursuing higher education. Abby pursued a degree in Christian Education at Biola University in La Mirada, California followed by her masters in Transformational Leadership at Bethel Seminary. Abby is passionate about the local church and developing leaders. She enjoys hanging with her family and friends, reading, being on the lake, taking pictures and the outdoors. She has a heart for people and seeing the ways God works in and through the local church. Send Abby an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy is honored by the call to serve as Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Timberwood Church. She started her career as a middle school teacher and served 7 years in various public school district level administrator roles. She was called into ministry in the midst of success as an education consultant. Amy holds a degree in K-12 Education, a Masters Degree in Leadership, and Licenses for K-12 Principal and Superintendent. She is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and her mission is to encourage and support families to know and experience the love of Christ. She is married to Steve and has been blessed with four wonderful children. Send Amy an email at email@example.com.
Lee is the Music Ministry Coordinator and oversees the implementation of the music ministry as it relates to Timberwood’s corporate worship. He is passionate about leading the Body of Christ in corporate worship and through that growing together as disciples of Christ. He enjoys connecting with musicians, vocalists, and technicians as they live out the natural response to God and his story through song.
After graduating from Northwestern College (now University of Northwestern) in Roseville, MN , Lee worked in the business communities of Minneapolis and Baxter for about 10 years. He then served as Worship Pastor to Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter, MN for 5 years and Salem Evangelical Free Church for 10 years after that. Lee recently joined the Timberwood staff in 2017.
Lee is married to Holly and has three children Ellen, Laura, and Simon. He enjoys playing guitar, following sports, working out, spending time with his family, and playing basketball with his son, Simon. Send Lee an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .