Our Vision

Michael D. Carlson

Lead Pastor

Education: University of Minnesota Duluth,

M.Div., Wartburg Theological Seminary



Empowered by God’s love, we help transform lives, communities and the world so that everyone may know Christ’s healing power.

We are at an important time in the life of our congregation. Great things are happening – people are coming to St. Andrew’s to experience the love and hope that Christ provides. Children and youth are filling our hallways, literally, as we set up adhoc learning spaces in hallways and offices during our Wednesday night and Sunday morning programming. Record numbers of people are coming through our doors, both from our growing membership base and the community around us, seeking hope and healing. We are building hope and transforming lives each and every day as we live out our mission to “Proclaim Jesus Christ, Live in Christ, Serve!”

This January we roll out our capital campaign, HOPE LIVES, a new, bold initiative to build hope and transform lives with new and enhanced spaces for our growing ministry. The elements of our campaign are significant and the cost ambitious, yet we believe God is calling us to extend the message of hope even further.

As we cast this new vision, I encourage you to boldly step forward and provide your support so that others may truly know the hope which comes from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I look forward to hearing from you.

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