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June-September : 10:00 am

September-May: 9:00 am & 10:30 am

Woodcrest Church

525 Cliff Road

Eagan, MN 55123

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Pete Parker
Senior Pastor

Pete served as the Executive Pastor of Woodcrest Church beginning May of 2003. He assumed the role of Interim Senior Pastor in June 2015, then became the Senior Pastor in December 2015. Pete is the primary communicator during the Woodcrest worship services and oversees the staff. Pete has over 30 years of ministry experience including eleven years as a Senior Pastor. Before coming to Woodcrest, he served as the planting pastor of Oakwood Community Church (a Wooddale daughter church) in Waconia, Minnesota. Pete and his wife Dawn, have three adult children. He is a graduate of Northwestern College and received his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in 1991.

Favorite verse: "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this..." Psalm 37:4

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Jason Maloney

Connections Pastor

Jason serves as the Connections Pastor at Woodcrest Church. Jason is passionate about connecting people with Christ and others. Jason and his beautiful wife, Kari, have been married for two years and love to be outside (camping, biking, hammocking), watch football together (Go Bills!) and hang out with friends and family. Jason also loves to read and enjoys a strong cup of black coffee. He is a graduate of Crown College and has his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary.

Favorite Verse: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

Misty Harper-Anderson

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Misty Harper-Anderson
Worship Director

Misty, after having served on Woodcrest's worship team for over 11 years, has been in the Worship Director role since November of 2014. Her heart's desire is to see God's church overwhelmed by His awesomeness as expressed in worship with music. Misty is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and is currently pursing a Masters of Divinity at Grand Canyon Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Bill, have three children.

Favorite verse:"Joshua told the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'" Joshua 3:5

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Derek Gruening
Student Ministry Director

Derek is a born and raised Minnesotan and the luckiest man on the face of the Earth, married to the love of his life, Marissa. They celebrated their wedding in July of 2017 and have been serving at Woodcrest together since June 2017. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in the Spring of 2017 with a degree Bachelor’s degree in preaching and counseling. Standing only 5’6” tall, he’s an avid beach volleyball player. There’s no greater feeling than rejecting giants at the net! With a passion to see students grow in their relationship with Christ, Derek seeks to bring solid, foundational biblical teaching that’s both applicable and challenging. His desire is for all students to recognize how important they are to Christ and His Church.

Favorite verse:

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

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Karen Meyer
Bookkeeper

Karen has a passion to work behind the scenes and have all financials wrap up into neat little packages! She came to Woodcrest Church in February 2014 after serving at Prince of Peace Church in Burnsville as the Payroll/Benefits Coordinator for almost 10 years. She has a BA in Business/Economics from the University of Minnesota and has over 20 years experience in working with business administration and financials. Karen has sought out part-time work in order to spend more time raising her three daughters. Karen is married to Basil.

Favorite Verse:"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Lucy Hupper
Office Manager

Lucy joined the Woodcrest staff in October 2018. She has gained a wealth of administrative office experience throughout her career, especially working for several churches as an office administrator.  Lucy grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and now enjoys living with her tabby cat, Lilly. In her spare time, she enjoys watching NFL football and Twins baseball (yes, she’s an avid Packers fan), sewing, crocheting, playing the piano, baking, and playing bingo.  Working for the church is a ministry for Lucy – she is richly blessed by serving God’s people in this special way.

Favorite verse: 

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." 
Lamentations 3:21-23

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Laura Neubauer
Children's Director

Laura has a great passion for teaching children about Jesus Christ. With a degree in special education from MSUM, Laura uses her skills to create exciting ways to reach children. After being a part of a church in California for five years, she served for three years as their Children's Minister. Laura and her husband Davey have been married for eight years and they have two daughters, Kaylee and Addison.

Favorite Verse:"For I know the plans I have for you, " says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Ph: 651-681-9800 ext. 26

Donny Brummer
Worship Tech Specialist

Donny grew up in Eagan, MN and currently resides in Saint Paul. In 2014, he joined the Woodcrest Team as a musician playing lead guitar and electric bass. In addition to playing with the Worship Team, his interest in live sound led him to accept the role of Interim Worship Tech Specialist in 2016. Now Donny is honored to be applying his love for music as Woodcrest’s Worship Tech Specialist. Worship and Praise Music is not a career choice for Donny, it is his calling.

Favorite Verse: "My heart, O God, is steadfast; my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make music." Psalm 57:7

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Heather Cowles
Ministry Associate



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