Pastor Scott Spaulding

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: sspaulding@bllh.org

A 1980 graduate of Northwestern College in Watertown, WI and a 1984 summa cum laude graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Pastor Scott Spaulding has served as a parish minister ever since. Having served as an Associate Minister for almost 20 years, he currently serves as Senior Minister of Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church.

Pastor Spaulding and his wife Lori Ann have four children, Megan, Christopher, Leighton and Hannah. He is enjoying his new role as grandfather to Cooper.

Pastor Rod Pudell

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: revpudell@yahoo.com

Pastor Pudell is a graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary of Mequon Wisconsin. He began his ministry at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN and served there from 1980-1992. He then accepted the call to serve as Religion Department Chairman at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN. After ten enjoyable and fulfilling years there, he came to our Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church staff as Mission Pastor.

Pastor Pudell and his wife Debra have two children - Sarah and Matt. He is a proud Grandfather, attending performances and hockey games that his grandchildren participate in. In addition to his ministry among us, Pastor Pudell continues to record and perform with the Contemporary Christian Band, ExCorde, of which he was one of the founding members in 1981. Besides music, Pastor Pudell also enjoys hockey, fishing, snowmobiling, and waterskiing.

Pastor Brian Krueger

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: pastorkrueger@hotmail.com

Pastor Krueger grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2003. After serving 10 years in Larsen, WI he was called to serve as pastor of Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church and School in 2013.

Pastor Krueger, his wife Kristin and their four children, currently live in Prior Lake, MN.

Youth Minister Joel Hansen

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: joel.hansen@mybllh.org

Joel Hansen has been working with teenagers since he was one himself. Joel graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2003, and has since served as a teacher, and staff minister in Green Bay, and as a program director at Camp Phillip. He is thrilled to have continuous opportunities to travel along-side God's people as they live through their ever-changing adventures.

Joel's wife, Rachel, graduated with a teaching degree from Martin Luther College. Joel and Rachel have four children: Lucy, Judah, Caleb and Moses. These children keep the dinner table exciting, and bring their parents a special kind of joy.

Joel has a large hobby collection. He enjoys roasting his own coffee (and drinking it), playing soccer and coaching it, basketball, disc golf, Star Wars, woodworking, reading, knitting and crocheting, and loves playing (and collecting) board games. One of his favorite hobbies is playing guitar and writing spiritual songs.

Administrator / Worship Coordinator Lyle Strehler

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: lstrehler@bllh.org

In 1996, Lyle Strehler accepted a position at Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran School. After six years of serving as Teacher and Assistant Principal, Lyle was called to serve as Bloomington Living Hope's Church Administrator, Worship Coordinator and Technology Coordinator.

Lyle is married to Lori, a Customer Service Representative at Horizon Agency. They have two sons.

Director of Church Music Rachel Zahn

Phone: 952-888-2475
Email: rzahn@bllh.org

Rachel was born and raised in Michigan. She is a 2005 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, with a BS in Education and an emphasis in music. Her first call to Bloomington Living Hope was to teach 1st grade, and then 3rd grade. Although she enjoyed teaching, she says that her real passion is for music. Her goal is to be authentic in the music ministry that is at each worship service, leading people to praise and worship our Savior.

Rachel and her husband Joel’s 3 daughters keep them busy. Besides her love for music, she enjoys photography, lots of coffee, and being outdoors.

Elder Council:

We have a wonderful group of Christian Leaders who volunteer to keep our ministry running smoothly. These leaders govern following the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan adopted by the BLH congregation. Our church is currently served by the following Council of Elders:

President
Keith Anderson

Vice President
Chris Gustafson

Secretary
Mike Rudie

Elder of
Finance
 Mark Von Eschen 

Elder of
Discipleship
John Dvorak

Elder of
Human Resources
Tim Quist

Elder of
LH Outreach
Chad Haremza

Elder of
BLC Outreach
Gary Guerin

Elder of
Property
Henry Allen

Elder of
Education
Jamie Orvik

Elder of
Stewardship
Josh Birkholz

Elder of
Mercy Ministry
Ryan Jacobs

Bloomington Campus

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

Monday Evening Worship: 7:00 PM

Living Hope Campus

 Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM