Pastor Pat Simmons 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.
He 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 Pat has a desire to connect with the community by loving our neighbors so that we can share the gospel with those we meet.
He is married to Juliette and they have three children. Originally from the west coast, Ryan enjoys cycling, family time, and getting to know his community. He graduated from Concordia University, Irvine in 2004 and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2009. He has served in revitalization and school ministries and enjoys connecting the promises of Jesus to people’s every day experiences. Pastor Ryan looks forward to collaborative ministry at St. Michael’s where we can receive and share the love of the Lord.
Interim Music Director
Juliette is the wife of Pastor Ryan Alvey and they have three children. She has a degree in Theology with minors in Music and Spanish from Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Juliette grew up in a musical family and has been playing music for as long as she can remember. She plays bass, guitar, and sings. In past years she has enjoyed playing in church worship bands, the Concordia praise band, summer camp, and youth gatherings. Writing worship music is also a passion. She loves leading God’s people in worship and looks forward to continuing to serve in the music ministry of St. Michael’s.
Care Ministry Director
Rachel grew up as a child of LCMS church-workers, and attended Concordia University-Chicago for her Bachelor’s degree and University of Illinois for her Masters in Social Work. Rachel and her husband Jason have been members of SMLC since 2007. She can often be found cheering their boys (ages 9, 7, and 4) on in various sports and activities, volunteering with outreach ministries in their school and community, embracing MN summers on the lake with her family, and road-tripping to visit her family in Michigan. She feels confident and excited in God’s calling to work in a setting where she can utilize her education, experience, and faith in Jesus Christ to care for those in need.
Sound & Lighting 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!!!
Administration / Facilities
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 17 years with her husband David and 8 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.
Tim was born in Seattle and moved to Minnesota when he was two. He has lived in Maple Grove for 22 years and has one daughter named Amanda, who just turned 26. Tim has served at St. Michael’s since 2020.
Megan has been a member of St. Michael’s for 25 years. She is married to Jason and has two children, Nathan and Miriam. She has been active in the church over the years, most recently as part of the Women’s Ministry Team. Megan enjoys serving the congregation of St. Michael’s in the office. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, walking, and playing pickleball.
Mike and his wife Karen have lived in Bloomington for over 25 years and have been married for over 30. They have one adult daughter, Miki. The McClellans have been attending St. Michael’s since 1991 and Mike has been working here since 2012. They enjoy going up north to their cabin, and Mike’s current project is setting up a wood shop in his pole barn.
Tom Solberg, along with his wife Sue, are Bloomington natives and grew up at St. Michael’s. After many years of financial roles in industry, he now supports two churches with these skills. He has been in the position of Finance Director at St. Michael’s since 2019.
Preschool Teachers Aide
Sara Bryan began in Fall of 2020 as a Preschool Teacher’s Aide. Sara grew up in Southwest MN. After graduating from the U of M, she was a funeral director before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Sara lives in Bloomington with her husband Chris, step-daughter Madison, son Ray, and daughter Vanessa. They attend St. Michael’s, and Ray and Vanessa both attended St. Michael’s Preschool. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, coaching youth sports, running, hiking, and working on a good puzzle. She looks forward to working with the staff and children at St. Michael’s Preschool in a new role. She is most excited to get to know each individual child and watch them grow in their faith and education.
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.
In 2021, Kim was recognized as the Minnesota Lutheran Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher!
Preschool Director (Interim)
Kristi Lueth is married to James and they have 4 boys. She feels blessed to have been a stay-at-home mom for many of their growing up years, although she assures them that she has still been working during that time — managing a busy household, supporting her husband, and volunteering with church, booster clubs, homeschool co-ops, Meals on Wheels, Bible studies, and more. In a former life she was a CPA. Kristi loves being active and doing almost anything with her family, especially camping, hiking, and nordic skiing. She has been known to stay up until 3 AM just to finish a good book and enjoys working puzzles, making home-cooked meals, gardening, and playing games.
Preschool Teacher Aide
Kelly and her husband Greg have three children, Brielle, Ransley, and Laikynn, all of whom attended St. Michael’s Preschool. Kelly grew up in Bloomington and has worked in various roles in finance, HR, and project coordination. Once her son was born she became a stay-at-home mom. Over the years, Kelly has been involved with St. Michael’s Preschool in various roles and is excited about her new role as Teacher’s Aide. She enjoys camping, crafting, cheering her kids on in their various sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Substitute Preschool Aide
Jackie served at St. Michael’s Preschool for 17 years as the Teacher’s Aide and then took on the role of Director for 5 years. She retired in 2020 to help care for her parents and have more time with her three adult children, spouses, and 9 grandchildren. Jackie and her husband Jay love to play golf and travel. She feels blessed to be able to substitute at the preschool, as it has been a perfect fit for her two passions: working with children and her faith.
Welcoming and Loving Our Neighbors in Response to God's Love
Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday, 7 pm
Sunday, 8:45 & 10 am