OUR STAFF

  • Jon Pederson

    LEAD Pastor

    Jon grew up in the Twin Cities and is married to Maria, who also serves as a pastor (in the north metro). They have a son and a daughter. He previously served two churches in the Milwaukee suburbs (Mequon and Muskego) and another north of the Twin Cities (Cambridge) prior to coming to All Saints in 2016. Jon is passionate about building a church where people discover the wisdom and joy of faith and how it can transform our lives and our communities.


    Before following the call to ministry, Jon studied Political Science, served internships in Washington D.C. and St. Paul, and was a journalist for local and college newspapers. After 20 years away from the Twin Cities, Jon accepted the call to All Saints and returned to the Lake Minnetonka area, where five generations of his family have lived. He enjoys sharing memories of those previous generations with his partially interested kids as they drive around the area. When he’s not leading All Saints, he enjoys cooking new meals with his family, kayaking, ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka, cross-country skiing and classifying astronomical objects on a crowd-sourcing project. 


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  • Antonio machado

    Pastor

    Pastor Jose Antonio Machado was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico then moved to New York City, where his love for baseball and hot dogs began. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. He has traveled throughout Latin America with The Lutheran World Federation. In 1997, Pastor Antonio received Luther Seminary’s Race, Church, and Change Award for his work in multicultural ministry, race relations, and reconciliation. In 2004, he was named the Latino Pastor of the Year in Minneapolis. 


    Pastor Antonio has been a keynote speaker at national church events, is a gifted musician, and has led music at many events and national gatherings for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has served as a mission developer in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Minnesota, building bridges with faith communities that include persons of color, non-English speakers, and new immigrants. His broad experience with diverse people has given him a passion for reconciliation where “everybody matters.” 


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  • Kristine clemens

    Director of Youth Ministry

    Kristine’s passion for youth ministry comes from experiences in summer camp with her church as well as at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Her drive for youth ministry comes from her hope to build in young people the same relationship with God that she gained in college through devotion, prayer, and true Christian community. 


    She loves spending time with her extended family. She maintains an active lifestyle with workouts at the YMCA, Frisbee, skiing, and anything outdoors. She has a passion for mission and service projects. Kristine traveled with a Youth Encounter team from 2008–2009 to many U.S. cities and to five countries in Southeast Asia. In addition, she has traveled to Turkey, Mexico and Canada, serving God through music, word and service projects. 


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  • chelsea gilbert

    Director of children's Ministry

    Chelsea has a degree in elementary education from Concordia College in Moorhead. During her education she started working in various ministries. She has experience working in kids’ camping ministry, including two seasons as a summer program director at Badlands Ministries. 


    Chelsea uses her passion for education and love for Jesus to teach creative and engaging lessons. She looks forward to meeting your children to help make God visible in their lives. 


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  • BRIAn de young

    director of traditional music

    Brian leads music at our traditional services and directs choirs for all ages, including our bell choir and brass group. A musician of wide-ranging talents and interests, Brian has a passion for music ministry drawing from the best of classical, jazz, and global music. In addition, he has taught and performed musical theatre, opera, and chamber music throughout the Midwest. Prior to joining All Saints, he served congregations for about 10 years and was an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, teaching Keyboard Musicianship and Introduction to Music Literature. 


    Brian and his wife Alena have a daughter and care deeply about supporting all children and youth. Brian currently serves as a piano instructor at Hopewell Music Cooperative in Minneapolis, helping to provide all children access to music education. Alena works in development for an organization that serves at-risk youth. 


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  • heather Charmoli

    director of all saints child care

    Heather earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and master’s degree in educational leadership from Saint Mary’s University. She started working with children while in college. 


    After moving to the Twin Cities, Heather spent some time in the corporate world where she built computer and budgeting skills. In 2005, she made a career change and went back to working with children. She worked for the Northwest YMCA in New Hope with their school-age and child care programs where she gained leadership and teaching experiences that she applies to her work at All Saints. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. 


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  • katie avenson

    director of All Saints preschool

    Katie is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and licensure in elementary education. Katie loves nurturing relationships with both parents and their children and is dedicated to ensuring that all standards are in place for young children to flourish within the program. 


    Katie has been involved in many facets of All Saints Preschool. All four of her children attended All Saints preschool, she served as a Steering Committee liaison, a pre-k teacher, assistant director of the preschool, and now serves as director of the All Saints Preschool Half-Day Program. Katie enjoys gardening, writing, and spending time with her family. 


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  • Laurel gaard

    administrator

    Laurel grew up in Jamestown, New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. She and her husband Bruce have three adult children. 


    Laurel works with congregation members and staff to manage operational areas, such as finances, facilities, and personnel. She believes that managing and caring for the congregation’s resources is an expression of stewardship that enables effective ministry.


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  • chris Heiberg

    administrative associate

    Chris is a Luther College graduate, and also has an associate degree in Applied Sciences Legal Assistant Certificate from North Hennepin Community College. She has worked in various capacities in the church, the legal field, and insurance. 


    Chris has worked at All Saints since 2002. She works at the front desk and provides receptionist services, keeps track of membership data, and provides support to the program staff. A life-long Lutheran, Chris is pleased to be a part of the All Saints community. 


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  • Sheila Reschke

    communications coordinator

    Sheila is a University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She and her husband have three children and enjoy family time here and during summer trips to Wisconsin. 


    Sheila is responsible for preparing the newsletter and bulletins, media presentations for weekend services, and social media and website updates. Sheila is in the office on Monday through Thursday. 


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  • greg Jackson

    custodian

    Greg grew up in the Twin Cities and spent four years in San Diego in the U.S. Navy. He has worked in the maintenance field for several years and was previously with the Animal Humane Society for 15 years. 


    He and his son enjoy visiting state parks, kayaking, and camping. Greg's work at All Saints keeps the building and grounds clean, safe and welcoming.

  • SCOTT NEUBAUER

    CUSTODIAN

    Scott spent his early years in Iowa and is a great resource for discussing all things sports — Iowa or otherwise. He is our custodian on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.