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Our Overseers

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Paul Johnson

Senior Pastor


I am Paul Johnson, the Senior Pastor.  I have the privilege of working with our talented and committed staff to see all attenders growing to know and follow Jesus.  I love to teach and lead and serve.  I am in the ministry because I love God and people. I enjoy tennis, exercising - salmon is my very favorite food.  I have an amazing wife who is a partner in every way. We have two sons, a daughter and five  grandchildren that add so much to our lives.  

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Greg Brown


Hi, I am Greg Brown and my wife is Gale. We have been married for 35 years and moved our family from Virginia to Minnesota in 1989. We are proud to say that we have called Woodridge Church our home since 1992 and have made many dear friends over the years. I am humbled to be serving as an Overseer for the second time, after originally serving from 2004 until 2009.

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James Weed


Hi I’m James Weed. I have been married to my wonderful wife Kim for 15 years and we have three amazing children. We have been attending Woodridge Church since 2003, which is the same year I came to Christ after attending an Alpha class at Woodridge. I have a real heart for reaching the men of our church and of our community and really enjoy serving on international mission trips.

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Katie Olmstead


Hi! I am Katie. My husband Craig and I have been a part of the Aspen Grove Network for over 7 years, originally at Woodridge, and now at Mercy Hill. I am a full-time mom to 4 beloved children, and work part-time as a hospital social worker. Craig and I are also licensed Hennepin County foster/adoptive parents. I like to read, laugh, exercise (or think about exercise, depending upon the season), spend time with family, and learn about holistic health. And I love people. I am passionate about people knowing and experiencing the deep love of Jesus, and living out of their God-granted gifts and passions to further his kingdom! 

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Matt Chaney


I have been married to my wife Sarah since 2006, and the Lord has blessed us with three children, Savannah, Carter, and Sawyer. We live in Maple Grove and have been Woodridge attenders since 2008. After a long search to find our church home, Woodridge has been an answer to prayer for our family. Participating in a life group for many years has given me the opportunity to draw close to other Woodridge members and has also allowed both my wife and I to grow spiritually, as well as strengthen our marriage.

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Robert Bjork


Robert is a former Overseer and Overseer Chair. Robert serves on several non-profit boards including the Bethel University Trustees. Robert & Beth work with discipleship ministries focusing on young couples at Woodridge.

Steve Carter


My wife Amanda and I attend Mercy Hill. Church and faith have always been a big part of our lives. We have two incredible children, Samantha and Drew.  I attended the US Military Academy at West Point. After graduation I served as a Corps of Engineers officer and was on staff at West Point, retiring as a Colonel. I have also been in the supply chain management, logistics, and strategic leadership roles at several companies, currently I am with Honeywell Corporation. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Aspen Grove Network.

Lisa Penningroth


I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and have loved Jesus since I was a young child. I have been actively involved in church life leading small groups, serving on mission trips to Russia and Guatemala and also serving on a Mission Board and Finance Committee. I have been at Hope Bridge Church for two years and have served on the Prayer and Advisory Team and also loved being a part of a Discipleship Group.

I am married and have two wonderful children! I am employed by General Mills in Finance part-time. I love reading, playing tennis, traveling and having deep conversations with close friends. I am delighted to serve the Aspen Grove Network and look forward to see what God is going to do!