Sunday, 22 October 2017

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674 Johnson Pkwy.
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 774-2396

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English language services

  • at 9:15am on Sunday.
  • at 6:45pm on Wednesday - new time!

Spanish language service

  • at 11:00am on Sunday.

Hmong language service

  • at 1:00pm on Sunday.
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Staff

Pastor Brian Scoles

Pastor Brian Scoles

Pastor Brian has served at Our Saviour's since June 2006.  He is originally from Iowa.  Some might say that it took him awhile to decide exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up.  Pastor Brian served for four years in the US Air Force.  He also worked as a service coordinator with developmentally disabled adults.   Pastor Brian next served for eight years as a Director of Christian Outreach before returning to school at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis).  Brian has been happily married to Alaine since 1991; the couple have two children, a daughter, Jenny; and a son, Paul.  Pastor Brian is an identical twin.  He is also a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and is a self-confessed bibliophile.  On occasion he can be seen on the Phalen Lakeshore trail.

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Pastor Bob Nikl

Pastor Bob, Community Pastor

Pastor Bob has lived his entire life in the suburbs of St. Paul.  In 2001 he married his wife, Sheila, who he met in the U.S., but is originally from the Philippines.  He quit his job of mold-making after 20 years in 2003 to attend The Master’s Institute Seminary to pursue their passion of cross-cultural ministry.  He graduated in 2006.  Their original plan was to go overseas to serve the Lord but God showed them that He brought the world to the Twin Cities.  Living cross-culturally has opened many doors.  Pastor Bob has worked with a variety of cultures in the Twin Cities area.  Some of the different cultures he has worked directly with are Tibetan, Hmong, Latino, Somali, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and of course Filipino.  Plus, he has close friends in the Liberian and Ethiopian communities.  Pastor Bob and his wife are very excited about serving and working with the different cultures on the East Side of St. Paul.

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Penny Steele

Penny Steele, Director of Music

Penny Steele is a graduate of St. Olaf College.  She earned a bachelor's degree with a major in music.  Her principle performing medium; voice, secondary performing medium; organ. She sang in the St. Olaf Choir, Kenneth Jennings, conductor, and with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw conductor.  She has more than 20 years of experience in church music.  She is married to Paul Steele, a data architect for Optum Health Services, a division of United Health Group.  They have 3 grown sons.

 

 

 

DeeDee Beynon, Administrative Assistant

DeeDee has been with Our Saviour’s since 2001.  Before settling into the Our Saviour’s family, DeeDee worked in retail and accounts payable after getting a late start in the paying workforce, having been able to stay at home while her children were growing up.  DeeDee is a proud mother of three and grandmother of five.  DeeDee enjoys spending quality time with her family and watching her grandkids grow up.  She has been married 30 years to her high school sweetheart.  Her hobbies include scrapbooking – making a permanent keepsake of life; and photography – DeeDee loves to take and to look at other's pictures; she also enjoys reading.

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Pastor Chong Toua Vang

Pastor Vang leads Our Saviour’s Hmong Lutheran Fellowship.  Chong Toua is a well-known and long-respected leader within the Hmong community.  In 2014 Toua retired after many years of service with the St. Paul Public Housing Authority. He is a graduate of the Ethnic and Immigrant Institute of Theology, a program of Concordia Seminary.

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