Staff Team

Andrew Peterson

Lead Pastor

The Petersons (Andrew, Brittany, Avery, Judah, and Oakley) moved to SLP to start CityVision Church (now Park Community Church) in August of 2012.

Andrew and Brittany met at Crown College, where Andrew received a B.S. in Youth Ministry and M.A. in Christian Studies, while also serving on the pastoral staff at a church in the west metro for seven years.

Andrew is passionate about declaring the Word of God and seeing God’s kingdom advanced through the establishment and multiplication of the local church. Andrew & Brittany love their kids, family, friends, neighborhood, baseball, nachos, and TV.

Ben Brandt

Pastor of Music & Ministry Development

Ben and his family moved to the SLP area in 2013 to help launch the church plant that merged to create Park Community. His primary roles at Park are overseeing Music, Ministries, and Operations. He loves coming alongside ministries and leaders to help them flourish.

Ben grew up in Grand Marais and met his wife, Jenni, during his years at Bethel University where he received a BA in Sacred Music. They like each other, and their three kiddos, Ellie, Claire, & Bjorn, and their dog, Daisy, and this church community. Ben also enjoys eating, hiking, and songwriting.

Kyle Wiens

Pastor of Community Life

Kyle is a Minnesota native, growing up outside of Rochester, MN. He graduated from Winona State University and Denver Seminary with his master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministries.

For over twenty years, Kyle has served as a youth pastor. He has loved developing students, leaders, and families, and was honored to walk their faith journeys together.  He is excited to stretch into the role of discipleship and the ministry of Park Community Church.
Kyle loves being in nature, enjoying coffee with a friend, hanging out with his family, and being part of the community through local theater productions. Kyle has been married to his high school sweetheart, Stacy, for 27 years and together they have two daughters, one son-in-law, two crazy dogs, and one cat (who accepts them periodically).

Lauren Schierloh

Kids Ministry Director

Lauren and her family moved to the Minneapolis area from Oklahoma in 2018. Shortly after, they found Park Community Church where they were welcomed with open arms. Lauren graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education and taught 2nd grade for 6 years. 

Lauren has served in multiple ministries within Park including Hospitality, KidsPark, assisting with coordinating Moms Connect, Wedding Coordination and most recently Ministry Assistant. She is very excited to be able to continue serving Park through her new role as Kids Ministry Director. 

Lauren lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Joel, and two boys, Cooper and Brecken. When not at home taking care of her boys, Lauren enjoys teaching barre fitness classes, going on walks, organizing spaces, and sipping coffee.

Anna Schuett

Ministry Assistant

Anna considers both Grand Marais and the Twin Cities home. After growing up along the NorthShore, she studied English Education at the University of Northwestern St. Paul where she met her husband, Seth. She taught eighth grade Language Arts before moving to South Korea to teach English. 

After Korea Anna and Seth bought their first house in St. Louis Park, built a life in the community, served at CityVision Church and later Park Community Church. 

 Anna spends most of her time training and discipling their three children, Ethny, Silas and Maisie. She loves helping the people of Park Community Church through her role as Ministry Assistant. In her freetime, she enjoys running, nature, board games, audio books and spending time doing all those things with family and friends.

Dana Isder

Communications Coordinator

Dana has lived in the Twin Cities since her college years, where she graduated from Bethel University with a B.A. in Communications. She has enjoyed freelancing in graphic design and communications for non-profit organizations  from home since having children.

Dana and her husband, Nate, love serving alongside the people of Park. She enjoys bringing messages, events and other communications to life in visually-appealing ways.

Dana lives in Golden Valley with Nate and their three children. She loves to travel with her family, bake, decorate and drink coffee with friends.

Volunteer Ministry Leads

Molly Ballanger
Hospitality Ministry Lead

Danielle DeMorett
Connections Ministry Lead

Rachel Weber
ParkReach Ministry Lead

Bill Obert
Property Ministry Lead

David Anderson
Tech Ministry Lead

Travis Lubbers
Finance Ministry Lead

Caleb Prazak
ParkCares Ministry Lead

Elder Team

Mike G.

Ben Brandt

Andrew Peterson

Grant Larson

Kyle Wiens

Nate Isder

Ross Eggers

John Ness