Jedidiah Scharmer

Lead Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Jedidiah has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He was called to serve at Resurrection in June of 2010. Pastor Jedidiah trained at Luther Seminary in Congregational Mission and Leadership. He is motivated to reach those who are far from God with the Good News of Jesus. As a young man, Pastor Jedidiah’s life was radically changed through the power of Jesus and His Holy Spirit. His motivation to share the Gospel and serve those who don’t know Jesus comes out of the new life he now receives from the Lord. Pastor Jedidiah and his wife, Andrea, have three children (Wilhelmina, Silas, and Jude) and now happily reside in Monticello.

Lee Evenson

Associate Pastor
Pastor Lee has been in ordained ministry for sixty five blessed years. He joined Resurrection as an Associate Pastor in 1999. He focuses his time in the Congregational Care ministry making home and hospital visits. Pastor Lee has a passion for Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. He leads the monthly Baptism Preparation Classes and Communion during our Traditional Worship. Pastor Lee and his wife Barb reside in Monticello. They spend their free time visiting loved ones and watching their grandchildren grow. You can often find him participating in studies and prayer right along side you.

Mark Marxhausen

Interim Associate Pastor

Pastor Mark has been in ministry for 34 years and has served in a number of congregations and ministries. He has also had the opportunity to do ministry overseas in places like Papua New Guinea, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. He and his bride Julie have been married for 36 years and are blessed with 4 children and 13 grandchildren. Pastor Mark likes to make sawdust and build things, golf and fish.

Andrea Scharmer

Children & Family Ministry Director
Andrea has been involved in a variety of volunteer roles since joining the church in 2010 and has been serving as the Children & Family Ministry Director since the fall of 2017. Prior to working at Resurrection, Andrea was the Executive Director of an educational nonprofit and planted a cross-cultural ministry training program in Houston, Texas. She also ran a children’s outreach program in Minneapolis. As a wife and mom of three kids (Wilhelmina, Silas, and Jude), Andrea’s heart is for equipping families to grow in faith and live out their love of Jesus. Her focus in the children’s ministry at Resurrection is ensuring kids to have a meaningful experience and gain real knowledge of Jesus. In her free time, Andrea enjoys gardening, camping, and exploring the outdoors with her husband (Jedidiah) and their kids.

Ruth Ann Bradach

Children & Family Ministry Associate
Ruth Ann and her husband, Steve, moved to Monticello in 2004 shortly after adopting their first daughter, Esme. They joined Resurrection in 2011 after adopting their second daughter, Mallory. Ruth Ann had volunteered in the Children’s Ministry for years before joining the team in the fall of 2017. She still volunteers her time at the monthly Family Feast and cleans the Monticello Help Center every other month. She had been praying for a while about where she should grow more involved in the church when this opportunity arose. Ruth Ann felt blessed to help in the interim and is thrilled to be hired onto the team for the long term. Ruth Ann enjoys developing with the kids and parents and cannot wait to see where God takes this program as it continues to grow.

Krissy George

High School Youth Ministry Director
God called Krissy to Resurrection in 2008 during a time when she was thirsting for more in life. Over the last few years, Krissy has felt God calling her into deeper ministry. She joined the team in the fall of 2016 and believes this position is a direct answer to many prayers. She has a passion for youth and helping them understand the depth of Christ’s love for them. Krissy believes we are all uniquely designed by God for a purpose much bigger than we can ever know. Krissy is a kid at heart and loves to play fun games and spend lots of time laughing. She resides in St. Michael with her two fur babies.

Serena Picken

 Outreach Director
Serena enjoys being the hands and feet of God through serving as the Outreach Director. She looks forward to continually reaching people both inside and outside the walls of Resurrection. Serena and her husband, Ryan, have been members of Resurrection since 2011. They find themselves loving it more and more as time goes on. Their family includes four children, Olivia, Benjamin, Savannah, and Issac. When Serena isn’t busy raising her children, she enjoys running races, taking naps, and drinking coffee.

Abby Salmon

Worship & Music Director
Abby Salmon joined the Resurrection team in July of 2018. Abby’s family began attending worship at Resurrection in the summer of 2017 after attending an Alpha small group. Shortly after, Abby became involved in music at Resurrection. Abby has been a church musician since the age of 14 and has served as a pianist/organist at several churches. Abby is passionate about facilitating a meaningful, authentic, and moving worship experience. She loves seeing people joyfully praising and faithfully worshiping God through song. Abby has a degree in vocal and instrumental music education, in which she taught band in public schools with. She continues to teach piano out of her home studio. Abby lives in Monticello with her husband, Jon, and three children; Andrew, Owen, and Hannah. She enjoys spending time with family, browsing Target, naps, and coffee.

Julie Dunn

Operations Director
Julie joined the team originally as the Finance Assistant in December of 2014 and later transitioned into the Operation Director position.  Julie feels as if God has been training her for this position throughout her adult life. Combining her banking, office management, sharing her faith, and a love for meeting and helping people is the perfect fit for her heart here. She is honored to have this opportunity to assist in this work for Him. Julie lives in Buffalo with her husband, Greg. They have a blended family of four children and three dogs. Together they enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, motorcycling, camping, and relaxing on the pontoon with their family, friends, and dogs.

Starr Stackhouse

Communications Coordinator
Starr has been serving as the Communications Coordinator at Resurrection since February of 2017. Her passion is helping people and spreading Jesus’ Good News. Starr manages Resurrection’s social media and online presence, all communication materials, and promotion of events. Her mission at Resurrection is to expand her faith onto others and reach out to non members to show them the relationships Resurrection has to offer. Everyone has a story and Starr would love to see a whole story book enter our doors. Starr lives in Albertville with her fiance, Trevor, and their cat, Parker. In her free time, she loves singing, reading, theatre, and attending music concerts.

Jody Swanson

Financial Assistant
Jody has been on the team at Resurrection since October of 2016. Jody loves being a part of our team and being surrounded by people of faith. Jody works closely with our Operations Director, Julie, on managing the church’s budget. Jody resides in Buffalo and has been married to her husband Carl since 2006. They have a blended family of eight children. Outside of Resurrection, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, fishing, and photography.

Dan Stackhouse

& Sue Fick

Building & Grounds 
Dan has been a part of the Building & Grounds Team since December 2017. He has been in the custodial business for over thirty five years at the Osseo School District. Dan’s hobbies are playing drums, woodwork, painting, and watching movies. He lives in Albertville with his son, Jeremiah, and dog, Kizzy.
Sue has been a part of the Building & Grounds Team since December 2017. She has been in the custodial business for over 10 years at the Osseo School District. Sue loves spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and relaxing. She lives in Spring Lake Park taking care of her mother.

Matt Krogh

Matt and his wife, Sara, joined Resurrection in October of 2016. Growing up, Matt was heavily involved in youth ministry and mission trips. He currently works in Bloomington as a Quality Process Engineer. In his free time, Matt enjoys traveling, being outdoors, camping, building, and bowling. Matt and his wife reside in Albertville.

Jerry Petterson


My name is Jerry Petterson, I’ve got four children and three grandkids. I am blessed beyond measure to have the kids I’ve got even though my girl don’t like adulting. I started coming to Resurrection about twelve years ago. When I came to Resurrection I was empty and had nothing. Time has showed me, along with Resurrection Church and its people, that God is great. He loves us unconditionally. Through Him, I’ve been inspired to serve and realize He is the only constant in my life.

Alex Oelkers

Alex and his wife, Beth, have been members at Resurrection since 2000. They have two beautiful daughters named Carina and Daria. Together as a family, the Oelkers participate in many volunteer opportunities from all our ministries. Alex brings much talent to council as the Treasurer.

Kara Sloneker

Kara is a charter member of Resurrection. Life at our church has meant serving and showing the open arms of God’s love to those around us. She has served throughout many of our ministries over the past twenty five years, including the Generosity team, hospitality, leading worship and Financial Peace University, and the youth gala.

Kate Fischer

Member at Large

Kate Fischer is a Christian, a wife, a mother and an artist. In that order. She has been a member at Resurrection since the baptism of her son, Charlie, in 2013.  Since then, Kate and her husband, Josh, have grown their family to include 2 daughters, Loretta (3) and Betty (1). With the support of the Resurrection community, they have also grown significantly in their faith. Kate was on Resurrection’s Branding Committee in the summer of 2018 and helped create the new logo along with many other marketing materials. She is excited to become even more involved in the church and looks forward to learning more about what happens “behind the scenes” at Resurrection.

Jim Swartwood

Member at Large
Jim and his wife Anna has been members at Resurrection for seven years. Together, they have two adult sons. Jim and his wife facilitate Adult Spiritual Growth classes and volunteer in other ministries as well.