Our Staff

Pat Simmons

Pat Simmons

Senior Pastor

Pastor Pat joined St. Michael’s in September 2015 after eight years in ministry at New Creation, Shakopee, MN.  He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO.  Prior to being called into full-time ministry he worked for Dun & Bradstreet for 16 years in finances, management and sales.

Pat has been married to his wife, Beth, since 1998 they have two children Grant and Kara.  Beth and Pat were also blessed through taking in two girls while they lived in California, both Beckie and Jessie are married and still living in California.

Pastor has a desire to connect with the community by loving our neighbors so that we can share the gospel with those we meet.

pastorpat@smlcb.org

Randy Sherren

Randy Sherren

Preaching Pastor

Pastor Sherren has been a preaching and teaching pastor at St. Michael’s since 2014.  Before retiring from full-time ministry he served several congregation including Redemption Lutheran, Bloomington; Trinity Lutheran, Medford, MN; and Berea Lutheran, Richfield, MN.  Pastor Sherren also taught in Lutheran Schools and as an adjunct professor of theology at Concordia University, St. Paul.
Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Adult and Discipleship

Jim Anderson has served at St. Michaels for the past 33 years as Director of Christian Education in youth and adult ministries.

Presently his Family Ministry responsibilities involve him in training and directing the adult small group ministries, adult education, new member classes, Helping Hands ministry, Social and Care ministry, singles groups, Men and Women’s ministries, assistant in various pastoral duties, and a trainer and consultant with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Jim graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, MN in the DCE program in 1978 and received his MA in Education and Leadership from Augsburg College in 2000. He is married to Karen and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.

janderson@smlcb.org

Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly

Youth Ministry

My name is Matthew Connolly. I’m the big guy on the left side of the picture. The rest of the rabble bunch is my family. I am the father of three wonderful kids. Shawn, at the top, Leila in the middle and Quinn, blinded by the sun in the corner. They make being a dad an adventure. The other person in the picture is my lovely bride, Jen. I am so thankful she said yes 14 years ago.

Most of my growing up was here in Bloomington, but there were stops in Buffalo and Rochester, NY and Cottage Grove, MN. My dad was a DCE and we moved a few times. Then after marrying Jen, we moved to Richfield, MN. While living in Richfield, I started volunteering in youth ministry at St. Michael’s. Then in 2007 I was given the opportunity to lead a youth ministry at Riverside Reformed Church in Bloomington. I stayed there until 2015, when I took a youth ministry job at Zion Lutheran in Hopkins. Next, God sent us all the way across the country to serve him in Tampa, FL. It was an adventure that I remember fondly; we grew closer together as a family and relied on God more than ever. We thought Tampa was going to be our home for years, but God had other plans. After six months God called us back to MN.

We have been back for almost a year and are excited to be here. I am very excited to serve at St. Michael’s again. I look forward to teaching and leading the youth to a deeper and fuller relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus.

MConnolly@smlcb.org

 

Michelle Totten

Michelle Totten

Children's Ministry

Michelle is married to Scott and they have four young children: Matthew, Ethan, Zachary, and Maddison. She has been a member of St. Michael’s for over 17 years. After graduating from college Michelle worked in marketing for 8 years. When she had children she decided to stay home. As soon as her oldest son started Sunday school, Michelle started volunteering in children’s ministry at St. Michael’s and has been involved ever since. Her love of the Lord and love of children shines through in the work of children’s ministry at St. Michael’s. Michelle is mostly busy running her kids to their various activities, but also enjoys playing piano, reading a good book, and volunteering at her kids’ school.

mtotten@smlcb.org

Barb Lapham

Barb Lapham

Prayer and Care Ministry

Barb has lived in Bloomington for 26 years, been at St. Michael’s for 25 years and still views herself as a girl from Minneapolis. She has been privileged to serve in many ways at St. Michael’s—Children’s musicals, Women’s Ministry, Middle School Ministry and now heading the Prayer and Care Ministry.  In all of them, Barb has enjoyed helping others discover their gifts and talents and use them to serve others and glorify God. Her favorite job is being a grandmother and making memories with her family. Anything connected to water is where she loves to relax with a good book and good conversation. Yes, it’s true, Barb does love to chat. Come in and talk with her!

blapham@smlcb.org

Kelly Wineberg

Kelly Wineberg

Preschool Director

Hi! My name is Kelly Wineberg and I’m so honored to be the director of St. Michael’s Lutheran Preschool. My husband, Greg and I have been married for almost 14 years and we have three kids, Brielle (10), Ransley (8) and Laikynn (6), all of who attended St. Michael’s Preschool. I have spent the past three years leading the preschool’s lunch bunch program and am so excited to be more involved with the preschool I love! My family lives in Bloomington and my kids attend Olson Elementary School. My hobbies include scrapbooking, crafting, running, playing guitar and singing with my dad and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited about working with the preschool families and am looking forward to a great school year ahead!

kwineberg@smlcb.org

Kim Link

Kim Link

Preschool Teacher

Kim began her teaching career in 2002.  She has had the opportunity to teach three and four year olds, kindergarten, and second grade. She also has experience as a preschool and daycare director.

She has taught in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida.

Kim graduated from Concordia University in Mequon, WI in 2001 with a BA in Early Childhood (birth-3rd grade).  She is married and resides in Bloomington.

She considers her call to teach as a wonderful gift from the Lord.  It is a job she loves and is passionate about.

Jackie Nicholson

Jackie Nicholson

Preschool Teachers Aide

Jackie came to St. Michael’s in 2003 as an assistant to the lead teacher in the Preschool.  In addition to that position, in 2013 she took on the role as Preschool Director.  Previously she worked for the Minneapolis Public Schools in Special Education for 11 years and for 3 years as their Parent Liaison.

Jackie has three children and five grandchildren.

God has given Jackie the gift of working with little ones for His purpose. Serving the parents and children in the Preschool gives her the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ.

jnicholson@smlcb.org

Laura Nemcek

Laura Nemcek

Business and Finance Director

It all “adds” up that God placed Laura here in 2007 to use her financial talents for His glory! She says it’s a JOY to oversee the financial blessings God provides to St. Michael’s—after all, someone has to have the JOY of preparing and analyzing the financial reports! Her other JOY is time with family and friends—married since 1980 to her husband, Don (they met in 5th grade) and loving their son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and daughter. They have been members since 1996. Her exploring JOY is travel—of course, somewhere warm in the winter! Her creative JOY is photography and scrapbooking our family memories along with making cards to send some snail-mail love to friends and family. She says to stop by the church office, and let her know what your JOY is!

lnemcek@smlcb.org

Mike McClellan

Mike McClellan

Grounds

mmcclellan@smlcb.org

Mark Larson

Mark Larson

Grounds

Mark has been a custodian at St Michaels since 1995, and has been responsible for maintenance almost as long. He opens and closes the building, sets up and tears down rooms for events and classes, cleans, and does scheduled maintenance and building repairs. He and his wife Crystal were married in 1978. They have three children and one grandchild, and like to find new trails to enjoy on their bicycles together. Mark loves bowling and has been in leagues since he was a teenager.

mlarson@smlcb.org

Ramona Nack

Ramona Nack

Office Administrator

Ramona has been a member of St. Michael’s since 2001 and joined the St. Michael’s staff in 2007. She has been blessed with one daughter who lives in Michigan and two sons who live across the river. She also has seven granddaughters.

Ramona loves all sports especially the Minnesota Lynx. She loves to play games and says cards are her favorite. Her greatest love is reading to the St. Michael’s Preschool students. She enjoys music and sings in the choir at St. Michael’s. Ramona truly enjoys writing the “In Touch” newsletter to keep in contact with shut-ins from the congregation community. Learning new things in technology is one of her favorites. Ramona also says of herself that she loves people and doing something special for them gives her great pleasure.

rnack@smlcb.org

Susan Beuning

Susan Beuning

Office Administrator

Sue has spent most of her career serving in various administrative, marketing, and teaching roles in parachurch ministry and Christian education. A native Minnesotan, Sue grew up near Stillwater, went to college in Bemidji, and has lived in Bloomington for the past 14 years with her husband David and 4 year old daughter Juliana. In 2002 Sue graduated from Bethel Seminary with an MA in Theological Studies.  Things she can’t live without: being outside, gardening, baking, reading and good strong coffee. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Body of Christ at St. Michael’s with her gifts in communication and administration.

sbeuning@smlcb.org

 

Kevin Berg

Kevin Berg

Sound & Lighting Technician

Kevin C. K. Berg is lifelong a Minnesotan-Hawaiian and so happy for the opportunity to serve St. Michael’s as the Light and Sound Technician.

A follower of Christ from childhood, he attended Lutheran High School where he met his wife. They stayed together while he attended Concordia University Chicago, where he studied Theatre and Communication, and were eventually reunited and married in 2012. Since then, God has seen fit to bless them with two beautiful children and the opportunity to further study in Honolulu, Hawai’i for three years.

When not at St. Michael’s during the week, Kevin can be found teaching at University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Crown College in St. Bonifacius. Mahalo to everyone at St. Michael’s for this wonderful opportunity to serve! Soli Deo Gloria!!!

Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator

Alice has been a member of St. Michael’s since 2016, although she has been attending since 2013. You might recognize her as the resident “bassoonist,” but there are many other areas in which she gives of her time and knowledge.

A native of Bloomington, she graduated from Jefferson High School in 1998 and was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church on 86th and Fremont. She attended University of Wisconsin – River Falls for Agriculture, Animal Science – Equine, and Music. This is where she found her love of the law, and decided to go to MN School of Business for Paralegal in 2002. She was married in 2003, which ended in a divorce in 2007. The true blessing of the union was having her only child, Noah. She has been a full-time single mom, raising him alone since 2009. Alice and Noah currently live in Shakopee.

God has worked his way in Alice, gracing her with passion for what she puts her mind to, the energy to get through it all, and the ability to be highly organized. For this reason, she is looking forward to being the Volunteer Coordinator and making sure that all the talents of the members of St. Michael’s are valued and put to use in the right areas!

Contact Us

St. Michael's Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: 952-831-5276
Email: office@smlcb.org

Hours

Building Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-9pm

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm

Service Times

5:00 p.m. Saturday
8:15 & 10:45 a.m. Sunday with 9:30 a.m. Education Hour