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

 

 

Our Overseers

Overseers

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Paul Johnson

Senior Pastor

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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 five  grandchildren that add so much to our lives.  

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Katie Olmstead

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Hi! I am Katie. My husband Craig and I have been a part of the Aspen Grove Network for over 7 years, originally at Woodridge, and now at Mercy Hill. I am a full-time mom to 4 beloved children, and work part-time as a hospital social worker. Craig and I are also licensed Hennepin County foster/adoptive parents. I like to read, laugh, exercise (or think about exercise, depending upon the season), spend time with family, and learn about holistic health. And I love people. I am passionate about people knowing and experiencing the deep love of Jesus, and living out of their God-granted gifts and passions to further his kingdom! 

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Matt Chaney

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I have been married to my wife Sarah since 2006, and the Lord has blessed us with three children, Savannah, Carter, and Sawyer. We live in Maple Grove and have been Woodridge attenders since 2008. After a long search to find our church home, Woodridge has been an answer to prayer for our family. Participating in a life group for many years has given me the opportunity to draw close to other Woodridge members and has also allowed both my wife and I to grow spiritually, as well as strengthen our marriage.

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Robert Bjork

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Robert is a former Overseer and Overseer Chair. Robert serves on several non-profit boards including the Bethel University Trustees. Robert & Beth work with discipleship ministries focusing on young couples at Woodridge.

Steve Carter

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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.

Lisa Penningroth

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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!

Cori Ragan

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I was raised in a Christian home and have been active in my faith my entire life.  I have been a board member for a Christian retreat organization in the past and am currently very involved in Crow River Church where I serve on the prayer team, lead small groups and teach the youth on Sundays and at AWANA on Wednesday nights. Rick and I have been married for 20 years and have three boys, one daughter in law, and we are in the process of adopting an older youth from foster care.   I am employed by Coloplast in regulatory affairs.  I love reading, running, and traveling.  It is an honor and a blessing to serve Crow River Church, the Aspen Grove Network and all the staff. 



Rich Rizzardi

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My family has been a part of the Aspen Grove network for over 10 years, beginning at Woodridge and a part of Crow River 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.

 

Amy Litwak

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Since 2009, my husband, Jesse, our daughters, and I have been so blessed to grow alongside people at Woodridge who show great love for Jesus and for each other. On Sunday mornings you may find me singing praises with the Treasureland crew where I lead a small group.   During the week I am a full time mom and part time educational consultant.  When I have free time I love to bike, hike, read, sew, or attempt to grow things in my yard.  But my true passion is Jesus and I love to dig in to Scripture to get to know Him better.