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Nate Toso

Lead Pastor, In Office Tuesday through Friday
Ph. (651) 429-5411
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Pastor Nate returned to Redeemer to become Lead Pastor in November of 2019 after having served as Redeemer’s Associate Pastor from 2011-2015.

He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Pastor Nate also holds a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University and has done graduate work in the Psychology and Counseling program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has worked as a high school choir director and served as the solo pastor at a congregation in Maplewood, MN.

Pastor Nate is grateful to be a husband and father. He lives with his wife Gina and their two children, Peter and Ella, in Rosemount. When he is not at church or busy with his family, you will likely find him outside somewhere enjoying the splendor of God’s creation.   


Candace Moser

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care, In Office Tue thru Thur
Ph. (651) 429-5411
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During my first pre-entrance interview at Luther Seminary, I remember telling the Rev. Dr. Paul Berge, "I know that someday and somehow, my love of languages and people, health, and theology will all come together." And it did! Years later, Dr. Berge and I found ourselves, together, on a mission trip to Slovakia where I had been invited to help the Rev. Dr. Natalia Kacian establish pastoral care in her country. Undergraduate degrees in French and nursing along with a master's degree from Luther Theological Seminary have brought me to where I am today.

I've also completed five units of CPE (clinical pastoral education), four of them at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. This love of being with people at the intersection of faith and life, specifically faith and healthcare, is my passion. In the past few years, I've also become a certified spiritual director through Christos Center for Spiritual Formation and have received a certificate in Spirituality and the Arts through United Seminary. I am an animal lover at heart so in my free time you may find me walking my Portuguese Water Dog, Maestro, humming with a herd of alpacas, or grazing with cows in a field! No wonder I now live in Wisconsin, the Dairy State!


Steve Peters

Director of Worship and Music
Ph. (651) 429-5411
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Iowa born and raised, Steve studied Music (Organ, Voice, xxx and Composition) and Arts Management at The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa and completed his graduate work in Counseling at The University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa.  He has also continued studies towards a Master of Divinity at Warburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa.

He is a Worship and Music Leader working in the domains of traditional, blended, contemporary/praise, world music and more.  As a counselor he practices holistic, Integrative Life Planning and solution-focused approaches.

He is known for his love of peace, human rights and social justice, and is passionate about cats, cooking/baking. mindfulness meditation, Portugal and the state fair (we'll see you there in 2021!)


Dona Will

Business Administrator, part-time, Tuesday through Friday
Ph. (651) 429-5411
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Dona has been employed with Redeemer since 2008 and is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of Redeemer. She is married to Tom and has one daughter. Her interests include walking her two pooches, Darby and Daisy and starting craft projects she never finds time to finish.


Lynn Amon

Lyngblomsten Site Coordinator
Ph. (651) 429-5411 
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Lynn is a social worker of 25 years. She has been serving seniors through community based programming in Ramsey County for non-profits all of her career, both inner city and suburban. Lynn has a deep understanding of the complex social service "maze of services." She has helped families navigate and connect to supportive resources during late-life transitions, building a strong network and relationships with local referral agencies.
Lynn is a 25 year resident of White Bear Lake. She is on the local CLASS (Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services) Board and runs their Networking Team. This year she is a participant of the Greater White Bear Lake Community  Foundation's Leaders of Tomorrow Program. She enjoys kayaking with her daughter, making summer trips to the family cabin with her parents, and biking to the WBL Boardwalk for dinner by the lake with her husband and two children. 


Lisa Brown

Lyngblomsten Hub Coordinator
Ph. (651) 429-5411
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Lisa Brown was raised in the Mahtomedi/White Bear Lake area, and is excited to be back in the community! She graduated the College of Saint Benedict for her Bachelor's degree in social work, and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of MN - Duluth. She has focused her career around older adults and their caregivers, working to keep people engaged in their community, remaining as independent as possible, and living a vibrant, dignified and enriched life. Her previous work includes being the Director of the Como Park Living at Home/Block Nurse Program, Health and Wellness Coordinator and Caregiver Social Worker for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, as well as Site Manager for the Gathering Program and Caregiver Consultant at Lyngblomsten. She is looking forward to building relationships and continuing to work with community members to enhance and enrich lives through 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten.

 


Tom Larsen

Custodian
Ph. (651) 429-5411

 Tom was entrusted by The Facilities Committee in 2006 for the care and repair of the Church. He assists with the needs of the congregation and the demands of the physical building. Environmental, economic, aesthetic, mechanical and safety awareness are applied to what he does in matters small and large. The folks at Redeemer make it easy for him to love his work. He has a daughter, 25 and a son, 23, a mother, 94 and many siblings that round out his time. They are easy to love, as well. He endeavors to be a careful citizen and engage in various social justice efforts along the way.


Deb Gardner

Director of Alleluia Choir
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Mary Gregory

Director of Sparkle
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Mary and her family have been members of Redeemer since 1989. Music has always played an important part of her faith life, and being part of Redeemer's music community has been a blessing. Besides teaching young children in Little Light Choir about singing and enjoying music since 1991, Mary has been in the Redeemer chorale, led Sunday School Music, and directed the annual summer children's musical during a week of theater activities.


Ann Marie Gere

Congregational Care Coordinator
Ph. (651) 429-5411

 Ann Marie graduated as a Registered Nurse from Iowa Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and has used her education in a variety of health related areas, including managing the health needs of one of Redeemer’s refugee families. For the past 5 years, she has been the volunteer Care Coordinator, helping train and monitor our Care Ministers who regularly visit home-bound or ill members. She also assists the pastors with visits to hospitalized and home-bound members. Care visitation is a true passion of Ann Marie’s. She and husband Gene have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who bring them much joy and fun!! They also enjoy travel, music and friends.


Kim Lacek

Kim Lacek

Kitchen Coordinator
Ph. (612)207-5606
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Kim Lacek was born and raised in Shakopee, Minnesota and currently lives in White Bear Lake with wife Margaret Janssen and son Garrett. They have 3 dogs-Abby, Aspen and Britta. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, gardening, golfing and spending time with friends and family. She also loves softball and was inducted into the Shakopee High School Hall of Fame for Softball!


 2019 Church Council

Alan Gengenbach - President
Phil Freeman - Vice President
Bonnie Radcliff - Secretary
Dan Dohmeier - Treasurer
Mary Gregory - CYF: Children, Youth and Family
Katie Johnson - Congregational Care
Brian Adams - Outreach
Kevin Maijala - Spiritual Growth
Scott Costello - Worship and Music
Jim Ramberg - Facilities
Matt Schumann - Stewardship