Staff and Leadership


Pastor:  Rev. Cathy Kolwey 

RevKolwey.jpgPastor Cathy is originally from the East Coast, living in Maryland and New York before moving to Minnesota in 2006.  She was originally trained as a textile designer before attending seminary and brings a creative design aesthetic into her worship and ministry.

She graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2015, completed chaplaincy training.  After training, she interned as a chaplain at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, supporting the Birth Center and the Melrose Center for Eating Disorders.  In August 2016, Pastor Cathy accepted our call to be St. John’s full-time ordained minister.


Organist: Penny Rolf
Guitarist: Orlin Schneewind


President:  Mark Polzin
Secretary:  Karen Otto
Treasurer:  Penny Rolf 
Elders:  Duane Schmitz, Mark Polzin, Woody Prehn
Deacons:  Karen Otto, Steve Schmitz, Sarah Schneewind

 Committee Chairs

Bongards Market:  Vicki Moteelall
Faith and Fellowship:  Michelle Bachmann
Pork Chop Dinner:  Kathleen Schneewind
Women’s Guild:  Karen Otto
Youth Ministry:  Pastor Cathy