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

    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

    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


    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

    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)

    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

    Pastor of Community and Connecting

    I love seeing people take their next step in their faith walk. Whether through attending worship for the first time or getting plugged in to a small group I would love to help you take your next step. I also love coffee and most Sunday mornings I can be found near the Coffee Corner!

  • Devon Eklund

    Facilities Manager

    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

    Student Ministries Pastor

    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

    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 Pastor

    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


    “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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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.

  • joey weeks

    Student Ministries Associate Director

    Through my experiences in the local church and working at camp, God has given me a passion to walk alongside students in their faith journey. I enjoy seeing students thrive in roles that can help them stay connected in the church.

  • Sharon Williamson

    Faith Community Nurse

    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.