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June-September : 10:00 am

September-May: 9:00 am & 10:30 am

Woodcrest Church

525 Cliff Road

Eagan, MN 55123

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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 11

Pete Parker
Senior Pastor

Pete served as the Executive Pastor of Woodcrest Church since May of 2003 and assumed the role of Interim Senior Pastor in June 2015, then became the Senior Pastor in December 2015. Pete is the primary communicator during the Woodcrest worship services and oversees the staff. Pete has over 30 years of ministry experience including eleven years as a Senior Pastor. Before coming to Woodcrest he served as the planting pastor of Oakwood Community Church (a Wooddale daughter church) in Waconia, Minnesota. Pete and his wife Dawn, have three adult children. He is a graduate of Northwestern College and received his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in 1991.

Favorite verse: "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this..." Psalm 37:4

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Jason Maloney

Connections Pastor

Jason serves as the Connections Pastor at Woodcrest Church. Jason is passionate about connecting people with Christ and others. Jason and his beautiful wife, Kari, have been married for two years and love to be outside (camping, biking, hammocking), watch football together (Go Bills!) and hang out with friends and family. Jason also loves to read and enjoys a strong cup of black coffee. He is a graduate of Crown College and has his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary.

Favorite Verse: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

Misty Harper-Anderson

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Misty Harper-Anderson
Worship Director

Misty, after having served on Woodcrest's worship team for over 11 years, has been in the Worship Director role since November of 2014. Her heart's desire is to see God's church overwhelmed by His awesomeness as expressed in worship with music. Misty is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and is currently pursing a Masters of Divinity at Grand Canyon Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Bill, have three children.

Favorite verse:"Joshua told the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'" Joshua 3:5

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Derek Gruening
Student Ministry Director

Derek is a born and raised Minnesotan and the luckiest man on the face of the Earth, married to the love of his life, Marissa. They celebrated their wedding in July of 2017 and have been serving at Woodcrest together since June 2017. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in the Spring of 2017 with a degree Bachelor’s degree in preaching and counseling. Standing only 5’6” tall, he’s an avid beach volleyball player. There’s no greater feeling than rejecting giants at the net! With a passion to see students grow in their relationship with Christ, Derek seeks to bring solid, foundational biblical teaching that’s both applicable and challenging. His desire is for all students to recognize how important they are to Christ and His Church.

Favorite verse:

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6


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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 15

Karen Meyer

Karen has a passion to work behind the scenes and have all financials wrap up into neat little packages! She came to Woodcrest Church in February 2014 after serving at Prince of Peace Church in Burnsville as the Payroll/Benefits Coordinator for almost 10 years. She has a BA in Business/Economics from the University of Minnesota and has over 20 years experience in working with business administration and financials. Karen has sought out part-time work in order to spend more time raising her three daughters. Karen is married to Basil.

Favorite Verse:"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 25

Julie Berninghaus
Office Manager

Julie joined the Woodcrest Church staff in March 2015. She holds a degree in music and ministry from Northwestern University-St.Paul, and has a passion for seeing church ministries growing and vital. She loves to celebrate the creativity and gifts in all people and is most alive when engaged in adventure and the outdoors. She is married to her husband of four years, Andrew.

Favorite verse:"This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged-the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9


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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 22

Laura Neubauer
Children's Director

Laura has a great passion for teaching children about Jesus Christ. With a degree in special education from MSUM, Laura uses her skills to create exciting ways to reach children. After being a part of a church in California for five years, she served for three years as their Children's Minister. Laura and her husband Davey have been married for eight years and they have two daughters, Kaylee and Addison.

Favorite Verse:"For I know the plans I have for you, " says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 26

Donny Brummer
Worship Tech Specialist

Donny grew up in Eagan, MN and currently resides in Saint Paul. In 2014, he joined the Woodcrest Team as a musician playing lead guitar and electric bass. In addition to playing with the Worship Team, his interest in live sound led him to accept the role of Interim Worship Tech Specialist in 2016. Now Donny is honored to be applying his love for music as Woodcrest’s Worship Tech Specialist. Worship and Praise Music is not a career choice for Donny, it is his calling.

Favorite Verse: "My heart, O God, is steadfast; my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make music." Psalm 57:7

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Heather Cowles
Ministry Associate

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Dick Christopherson

Dick is an engineer by trade, and retired from a full-time career with Zeigler/Cat Corporation in 1997. His passion has always been working with his hands, and he has taken on various projects both personally and professionally for at least 30 years. Currently, he maintains a very busy schedule working on everything from professional grade cabinetry and construction, to other miscellaneous repairs around the church. He has been married to his wife, Lynn, since April 2003 and has five children.

Favorite verse:“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26


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Katie Carlson
Assistant Office Manager

Katie has attended Woodcrest Church since 2014 and joined the church staff part-time in 2018. She holds an MBA from University of Northwestern, and is an esthetician at a hollistic clinic in the Twin Cities. She finds great joy in working with women to realize who God created them to be and to accomplish personal and professional goals. Katie has a heart for homeless ministry, particularly to bring the hope of Christ to women at Union Gospel Mission's Naomi House. 

Favorite verse: "but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us." Romans 5:3-5.

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