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  • Mailing Address: 1500 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55356



Our Overseers


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Paul Johnson

Senior Pastor


I am Paul Johnson, the Senior Pastor.  I have the privilege of working with our talented and committed staff to see all Woodridge attenders growing to know and follow Jesus.  I love to teach and lead and serve.  I am in the ministry because I love God and people. I enjoy tennis, exercising - salmon is my very favorite food.  I have an amazing wife who is a partner in every way. We have two sons, a daughter and seven  grandchildren that add so much to our lives.  

Steve Carter


My wife Amanda and I attend Mercy Hill. Church and faith have always been a big part of our lives. We have two incredible children, Samantha and Drew.  I attended the US Military Academy at West Point. After graduation I served as a Corps of Engineers officer and was on staff at West Point, retiring as a Colonel. I have also been in the supply chain management, logistics, and strategic leadership roles at several companies, currently I am with Honeywell Corporation. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Aspen Grove Network.

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Lisa Penningroth


I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and have loved Jesus since I was a young child. I have been actively involved in church life leading small groups and serving on mission trips. I am married and have two wonderful children! I am employed by General Mills in Finance part-time. I love reading, playing tennis, traveling and having deep conversations with close friends!

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Rich Rizzardi


My family has been a part of the Aspen Grove network for over 10 years, beginning at Woodridge and a part of The Highlands Church in Delano since its inception.  Originally from the east coast, Rich moved to the Twin Cities nearly 26 years ago.  This experience was instrumental to his life as he meet his wife Jenny and gave his life to Christ.  Delano has been home for 20 years for them and their 2 children - Tyler age 21 and Lauren age 15.  I am employed as a Business Unit President with Taylor Corporation. It has been a blessing to see God work through Crow River Church and the difference it is making in the Delano/Rockford area.  I have a heart for men's ministry and connecting men to serve in the community.  I  look forward to serving the Aspen Grove Network.

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Brenton Bills


Brent grew up in the west metro, and was blessed to have been raised in a home where God was loved and honored. He is happy to continue the heritage of active involvement in the local church, currently at The Highlands Church in Delano. Brent enjoys equipping God's people for ministry, particularly in the areas of prayer, discipleship, and apologetics. Brent lives in Rockford with his wife Becky, their kids Katherine and David, and their mini schnauzer Winston. During his free time, when not at one of his kids' sporting events, Brent enjoys conversing over a cup of strong coffee.

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Peter Swanson


My wife Angie and I have been attending Woodridge for nearly a decade and we are blessed with two children, Meghan and Andrew.  After graduating from Orono High School, I attended the Air Force Academy and then served on active duty for five years in FL and AZ.  During that time the Lord led us to some incredibly supportive faith communities.  I continue to serve in the Air Force Reserves and also volunteer as a Trustee on the Converge Worldwide pension fund.  In my civilian employment, I work for a boutique investment management firm in Minneapolis.  I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Aspen Grove Network.

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Luke Sullivan


I began attending Mercy Hill with my wife, Katie, in early 2017. I love the relationship focused culture and am thankful for the people that Mercy Hill has brought into the life of my family. I graduated from Bethel University and work in corporate finance. Katie and I have 2 young children and live in St. Louis Park. In my free time I love to read, golf and launch model rockets.

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Michelle King


Michelle King is a Bethel Seminary graduate and has been pastoring her Wednesday evening women's Bible study since 2006. She formerly served as an Overseer at Woodridge. She operated a nonprofit, and has served on nonprofit boards for the last ten years.  She has been married to Todd, and they have two adult, married daughters. Michelle is an avid equestrian in the discipline of dressage.