STAFF TEAM


  • YOU

    MINISTER

    We believe God gives everyone a calling and purpose and you can make an impact. This comes from a very old idea called "the priesthood of all believers" which views Christian ministry as God's people serving in the world with our entire lives - through our jobs, as moms and dads, as neighbors, as servants and through God's church. When you use your talents and passions to serve you make an impact on God's mission. Many participants in our ministry dedicate significant time and energy to enrich and expand our ministry. To explore areas where you are gifted and tell us where you'd like to serve, check out our Serve page.

  • Andy romstad

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Married to Ali and father to Kaarin and Peder, Andy moved to Cambridge on New Year's Day, 2002. Prior to this, he served churches in the Chicago and Milwaukee suburbs. 

  • EMILY MARTIN

    PASTOR

    Pastor Emily Martin was called as our Associate Pastor in September 2017. Her roles include preaching, traditional worship, middle school and adult faith formation in addition to other pastoral roles. Emily lives in Isanti. 

  • Keith Kolzow

    PASTOR FOR VISITATION & CARE

    Keith’s role includes visitation in hospitals, seniors homes, funerals, grief care and pastoral care. He works alongside Pastor Wally Hed, supporting his work with homebound members and the Befrienders. Both Wally and Keith also participate in Festival worship leadership. 

  • WALLY HED

    PASTOR

    Wally has been active in this congregation for two decades. An avid nordic skier and biker, he serves our seniors doing visitation and bringing the sacrament of Holy Communion to over 30 people monthly and as called upon. 

  • CORY JONES

    SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTER

    Cory is married with three kids. He began with us June 1, 2018. Cory has served with Young Life and at Trinity Lutheran, Stillwater. He serves with us at CLC through InterServe Ministries which does interim program ministry in congregations.  He will be with us up to 1 year as we do visioning and planning during this interim year. 

  • INTERIM

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

    This position is currently in interim being covered by a number of capable leaders and volunteers. 

  • Bill Carson

    HORIZON WORSHIP BAND LEADER

    Married to Donna, Bill has been a part of the Grace Alone worship team since 2013. He leads the worship band and shares worship planning responsibilities with Gwen Anderson. In addition to assembling great bands, Bill has been a part of  many great music groups throughout the area over the decades. Bill is passionate about building great music groups. When not playing keyboard, Bill runs BillCarson.TV, a video production company. 

  • GWEN ANDERSON

    HORIZON WORSHIP MUSIC DIRECTOR

    Married to Neil Anderson, Gwen has been a part of the Grace Alone Worship Leadership Team since 2002. Currently, she chooses and coordinates the music choices for Sunday worship and serves as one of the lead singers.. She was one of the founders and designers of the Horizon Service, the contemporary worship service at CLC, which began in September 2002. 

  • AARON KNUDSVIG

    SANCTUARY CHOIR DIRECTOR

    Married to Sarah, they have three young children. In addition to leading Play Inc., a local theater company for young people, Aaron teaches locally and leads the Sanctuary Choir, the adult choir that anchors the Festival traditional worship services. 

  • MARY KAY O'NEILL

    ORGANIST AND CELESTIAL BELLS DIRECTOR

    Mary Kay has served in ministry at Cambridge Lutheran for 29 years, including 27 years as organist previously. Mary Kay also directs the Celestial Bells.

  • MICHELLE TRUNK

    ORGANIST

    Michell serves as an organist here 50% of the time, sharing time with Mary Kay O'Neill. She also accompanies the Sanctuary Choir and the many soloists in worship. In addition to Cambridge, Michelle has served as organist at churches in Princeton and North Branch. Michelle works in the North Branch school district.

  • MARY CHAPMAN

    FINANCE MANAGER

    Mary Chapman brings years of church administration experience along with a deep faith and a desire to serve Jesus through the church. Mary began in 2014. She is married with grown children.

  • Gail Downing

    NEWSLETTER

    Gail Downing works full-time with a local publishing company as a graphic designer. She compiles and designs our paper newsletter, “The Purposes,” typically mailed every other week. Gail has served on staff in various roles here since 2013. She is a resident of Braham and a member of Braham Lutheran Church.