Staff

Jon Pederson

Lead Pastor

Jon grew up in the Twin Cities and is married to Maria, who also serves as a pastor (in the north metro). They have a son and a daughter. He previously served two churches in the Milwaukee suburbs (Mequon and Muskego) and another north of the Twin Cities (Cambridge) prior to coming to All Saints in 2016. Jon is passionate about building a church where people discover the wisdom and joy of faith and how it can transform our lives and our communities.

Before following the call to ministry, Jon studied Political Science, served internships in Washington D.C. and St. Paul, and was a journalist for local and college newspapers. After 20 years away from the Twin Cities, Jon accepted the call to All Saints and returned to the Lake Minnetonka area, where five generations of his family have lived. He enjoys sharing memories of those previous generations with his partially interested kids as they drive around the area. When he’s not leading All Saints, he enjoys cooking new meals with his family, kayaking, ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka, cross-country skiing and classifying astronomical objects on a crowd-sourcing project.

Chelsea Maher

Family Ministry Coordinator

Chelsea oversees and directs ministry with kids and youth from birth through 12th grade and young adults, providing continuity for spiritual formation. She has a passion for creating a sense of belonging and community for each person, giving them an opportunity to experience how God is present in his or her life. Chelsea works directly with our Sunday morning Kids Connection experience (preschool-6th grade) and Wednesday Crossroads Confirmation (7th-12th grade). 

Meg Redmond

Director of Music

Meg leads traditional worship at All Saints and conducts choirs and other music ensembles. She grew up Lutheran and for thirty-five years has served congregations of various denominations. She has appeared in recital in the US and abroad with members of elite organizations such as Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She made her Japanese debut at the Pacific Music Festival, founded by Leonard Bernstein.

Tom Klemond

Contemporary Worship Leader

Tom leads Contemporary worship.  He has played in local bands, in coffeehouses and has played and led in All Saints’ worship services over the last several years. He has a love for the music and the message of faith that brings energy and vitality to the worship experience. With a gift for songwriting, we're occasionally treated to his original compositions that come directly from the soul. 

Heather Lane

Interim Director of All Saints Child Care 

Heather has been working in the Early Childhood field for 28 years in many capacities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Administration and Early Childhood from Ashford University, and a master’s degree in special education. In 2005 she began working at the All Saints Child Care center as a teacher, then became a Program Assistant and is now serving as Interim Director of Child Care.

Katie Avenson

Director of All Saints Preschool  

Katie is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and licensure in elementary education. Katie loves nurturing relationships with both parents and their children and is dedicated to ensuring that all standards are in place for young children to flourish within the program. 

Barbara Black

Finance Specialist

Barbara is the finance specialist for All Saints and is responsible for management of financials for the church. She has a long career in the credit union movement, primarily as the manager and CEO of Community Choice Federal Credit Union in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was active in neighborhood organizing and community development focused on affordable housing and local health clinics throughout the city.

Barbara is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Most of her family lives in the Twin Cities area and she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and extended family and friends.

Chris Heiberg

Administrative Associate

Chris has worked at All Saints since 2002. She works at the front desk and provides receptionist services, keeps track of membership data, and provides support to the program staff. A life-long Lutheran, Chris is pleased to be a part of the All Saints community. 

Aaron Achartz

Communications Coordinator

Aaron is responsible for preparing media presentations for weekend services, weekly e-news, monthly newsletters,  social media, website updates, and video production. 

Greg Jackson

Custodian

Greg's work at All Saints keeps the building and grounds clean, safe and welcoming. He has worked in the maintenance field for several years and was previously stationed in San Diego in the U.S. Navy.