Staff

The staff’s role at Wayzata Free Church is to help equip and encourage the church family to grow deeper in their

relationship with Jesus and others, worship with their whole heart and serve like no other community. We are committed

to do whatever it takes to make a difference for Jesus in the West Metro and around the world.

  • Kevin Meyer

    Lead Pastor
    kevin.meyer@wayzatafree.org


    Passion, determination and a hunger to see God’s Spirit move and fill His Church is what I’m about. I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus and then follow Him with all their heart. Leading, teaching and meeting with individuals, in small groups or in larger venues is life giving. My wife, Grace, and I enjoy the gift of living on a small hobby farm and treasure time with family.

  • Andrea Berens

    Preschool & Administration andrea.berens@wayzatafree.org


    Ever since I was young, I have loved sharing the truths about Jesus and felt a calling to work with kids of all ages! I feel privileged to be able to come alongside our families and teach our kids about who God is and how much Jesus loves them.

  • Shelby Bjerkaas

    Administration shelby.bjerkaas@wayzatafree.org


    Having grown up at Wayzata Free, it’s a blast to be able to use my skills and abilities in the office. I love filing and systems and thoroughly enjoy serving our community through the “behind the scenes” work.

  • Mike Brinkman

    Operations Pastor

    mike.brinkman@wayzatafree.org


    I have a passion for how God has wired and gifted people and how each person fits into a group of people we call the church family. My goal is to encourage people to live fully in the place they are at and put themselves in a position to be touched by God. That is when live gets exciting.


  • Shannon bry

    Music Director/Producer (kids-adults) shannon.bry@wayzatafree.org


    It is my desire that worship at Wayzata Free is authentic and that everything we do helps people take their next step in knowing and following Jesus. I am blessed to live my passion each day as I provide musical direction to all of the worship ministries of Wayzata Free. From kids to youth and adults, I have the privilege of working with musicians, planning and leading worship.

  • Bruce Droogsma

    Middle School Pastor bruce.droogsma@wayzatafree.org


    I work with an incredible youth staff who seek to disciple students and believe Middle School students are some of the best and most capable people in the world. I believe Middle School is also a pivotal time of life where the experiences and people our students interact with will dramatically shape their futures.

  • Devon Eklund

    Facilities Manager devon.eklund@wayzatafree.org


    I have always enjoyed fixing things and spent most of my early career as a contractor. I have applied those skills to managing the facility at Wayzata Free and there is always a new challenge. The building is a space for people to worship and I am passionate about working with a team to make the building a place that is clean, safe and allows people to worship and meet together.

  • Bekah Elgard

    High School Pastor
    bekah.elgard@wayzatafree.org


    God has placed a deep passion in me to serve, teach and pastor youth. My heart is to provide a place where students can be authentic, encouraged and challenged in their faith.

  • Sara Galligan

    Kids Pastor
    sara.galligan@wayzatafree.org


    I believe every kid is made in the image of God and has the potential to do extraordinary things. I’m passionate about partnering with parents in helping kids grow in their love for God and love for others!  

  • Andrea Hebeisen

    Worship & Prayer Director 
    andrea.hebeisen@wayzatafree.org


    I desire to lead our church family to center on Jesus through intimacy in prayer and lavish worship. Jesus calls us to unity in our diversity and I love to see the church come together as one body. Young, old and everything in between, we all have something to bring.

  • tina hoversten

    Administration receptionist@wayzatafree.org


    “How can I help?” Over the years God has impressed on my heart how impactful and encouraging those four words can be and as part of the administrative staff, I enjoy having the opportunity to ask this question often. It’s a joy to learn from and come alongside members of our community, church family and staff as we collectively seek to love and serve God and others in a variety of ways.

  • George Kenworthy

    Spiritual Formation & Outreach Pastor george.kenworthy@wayzatafree.org


    I have a heart to serve our West Metro community and beyond. I love taking our church community outside the church building.

  • Mike Murray

    Executive Pastor mike.murray@wayzatafree.org


    After retiring from the corporate world, I felt called to serve the Wayzata Free Church family. It is so satisfying to see God work in both big and small ways across our church and our community. Seeing how God works encourages me to help others be the best they can be.


  • Beth Moorhead

    Counseling & Prayer beth.moorhead@wayzatafree.org


    I love meeting people and enjoy hearing their stories, encouraging them in their faith, and watching them grow. My goal is to help people encounter God, so they can
    experience healing and abundant life in their individual lives and interpersonal relationships.

  • Cherie Pedersen

    Administration receptionist@wayzatafree.org


    Every time I answer the phone or encounter someone who comes to the front desk, I am given the opportunity to be a link in the chain of serving at Wayzata Free Church. It is a privilege to make these connections and help people.

  • Dee Sandberg

    Caring Ministries dee.sandberg@wayzatafree.org


    As a longtime staff member, I continue to use my gifts to care for the Wayzata Free congregation. Whether it be our older generation or young families, Jesus calls us to care for others.

  • irv & nancy tang

    Small Group Ministry Leaders smallgroups@wayzatafree.org


    Our hearts are to make an impact for God’s kingdom through discipleship, encouragement and prayer for others. We have a passion to help apply God’s Word to the lives of many through teaching and biblical counseling.

  • Katie & Lance Waage

    Nursery Coordinators katie.waage@wayzatafree.org


    We first visited Wayzata Free in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the community of people. We are passionate about helping new parents and young families transition into parenting. We are thrilled to be serving together joining the team as Nursery Coordinators where we can use our passions for young families to create a welcoming and inviting space for the youngest of our congregation.

  • Sharon Williamson

    Faith Community Nurse

    sharon.williamson@wayzatafree.org


    As a registered nurse for many years, I have been blessed to see life enter this world and leave this world and many health issues in between. The Lord has allowed me to use my talents and passions to be the Faith Community Nurse at Wayzata Free Church. Bridging faith and health with those I visit and talk with has been a wonderful experience.