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.
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.
Adult and Discipleship
Presently his Adult and Discipleship responsibilities involve him in training and directing the adult small group ministries, adult education, new member classes, singles groups, Men’s and Women’s ministries, care visitation, 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, son-in-laws and seven grandchildren.
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.
Music Ministry Director
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!!!
My name is Matthew Connolly. I am the father of three wonderful kids and am married to my wife Jen. 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.
Administration / Facilities
Office Administrator / Prayer and Care Support
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.
Bio coming soon!
Preschool Teachers Aide
Sara Bryan begins in Fall of 2020 as the 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 Lutheran Church. 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.
Prior to her life as a mom, Christina was a Recreation Therapy Coordinator at a local nursing home. A graduate of Winona State University, she had the unique opportunity (for a farm girl from Wisconsin) to live in Vermont and Colorado, working in the health fitness industry. Though they now reside in MN, Christina and her husband continue to be loyal WISCONSIN sports fans! She also enjoys walking, hiking, and being outdoors with her family, a good book, a great movie, baking, and visiting with family, friends and neighbors.