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    • 10:45 a.m. – Contemporary
    • Holy Communion, Sunday School & Nursery at each service
    • 7:00 p.m. – Contemporary
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This Week’s Events

6:15 pm Music Together
Music Together
Mar 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Meet in the Education Wing.
10:00 am Book of Philippians
Book of Philippians
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bible study. Meet in the Library.
12:00 pm AA
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet in the Gathering Room.
5:00 pm Youth Choir
Youth Choir
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:15 pm Ignite for 9-12 Grade
Ignite for 9-12 Grade
Mar 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
“Ignite” is the NEW name for our 9th-12th grade ministry. Grab some grub and meet in the Ignite room (PK’s old office). We’ll talk about faith, life, love, hate, Jesus, s’mores, and everything in between![...]
5:30 pm Lenten Soup & Sandwich Dinner
Lenten Soup & Sandwich Dinner
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Open to all. (Free Will Donation.) Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
5:30 pm Youth Bells
Youth Bells
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Lenten Worship
Lenten Worship
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
7:45 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Mar 21 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Our regular adult choir meets in the Music Room to practice. Contact Linda Hausmann (lbhausmann@aol.com) for details. During the weeks of Lent, Choir will meet immediately after the 7:00 PM worship service.
10:00 am Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our Thursday Morning Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 10am … Bring your Bible and join in! Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Jeff Heiderscheit (jeff.heiderscheit@stjohnsofmound.org, 952.472.1416 ext. 222) for details.
9:00 am Yoga
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet in the Harbour.

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Main Address & Phone Number:

2451 Fairview Lane
Mound, MN 55364

Church Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm.

St. John’s has a gifted staff who lead our mission and ministry in a variety of ways.  They love working with people and enjoy encouraging and equipping people for their expressions of service.  Please contact them at anytime!

Church Staff Phone & E-mail:

Name Position Phone E-mail
Rev. Dr.  Jeff Heiderscheit Senior Pastor 952.472.1416 extension 222 pastorjeff@stjom.org
Rev. Kaitlyn Forster Associate Pastor 952.472.1416 pastorkaitlyn@stjom.org
Kristin Smyth Office Administrator 952.472.1416 extension 221 kristin@stjom.org
Katie Clobes Finance Administrator 952.472.1416 extension 225 katie@stjom.org
Cathie Samuelson Director of Children’s Ministries 952.472.1416 extension 228 cathie@stjom.org
Sarah Garner Director of Music 952.472.1416 sarah@stjom.org
Linda Hausmann Director of Chancel Choir and Hand Bells 952.472.1416 LBHausmann@aol.com

Jeff Heiderscheit has been at St. John’s since October of 2012. He grew up in Bellevue, Iowa (a town on the Mississippi River just south of Dubuque) on a farm 7 miles out in the country. He went to college at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and majored in Music Education. After some public school teaching and church youth director work, he attended seminary at Luther Seminary in St. Paul where he earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry.  He has been married to his wife Annie since 1991.  They have two daughters, Grace and Caroline, and a small, fluffy dog named Oliver. Pastor Jeff loves music!  Guitar playing and singing has a way of making his bones relax.  He also loves riding his bike and reading a good book.  Family cooking night on Sunday evenings holds a special place too. Pastor Jeff says this about St. John’s: “I love how the Spirit is moving in our congregation.  We know how to laugh together.  When a community can laugh together they can tackle anything!”


Kaitlyn Forster has served at St. John’s since October of 2014. She is from New Hope, MN and went to Concordia, Moorhead for college. Go Cobbers! There she majored in Religion with a minor in Psychology. She took a year off in between college and seminary and worked three retail jobs, with one of the months having them all overlap! She graduated Luther Seminary with a Masters in Divinity in May 2014. She and her husband Scott enjoy running, hiking, reading, and playing board games. They have one son, Luke, and also have a cat, Noodle, but they mostly call him Bubba. For their honeymoon, Kaitlyn and Scott travelled to New Zealand they’d go back in a heartbeat if the plane ride weren’t so long. When asked about St. John’s, Pastor Kaitlyn says, “I love the people at St John’s! It is a huge joy knowing that when I come in to “work” I get to interact with amazing, talented, and unique people. I also really enjoy the mission trips and am looking forward to Intergenerational Mission Trip opportunities. There is something beautiful about leaving our comfort zones and serving alongside each other.”

Kristin Smyth
 has been a member of St. John’s since 2001 and joined the staff as the Office Administrator in the summer of 2016. She grew up in Hopkins, MN and got her Bachelors of Science degree at UW-Stevens Point.  She was the Program Director for a Montessori school in Minneapolis and has recently worked with the Westonka School district for the past 8.5 years.  Kristin has lived in Mound since 1997 and is married to John (Skip), has two kids, Jack and Laken and one scrappy dog.  Her favorite thing about St. John’s is how welcoming all the people are.


Katie Clobes is a long-time member of St. John’s and joined the staff in 2013. She is originally from Sparta, WI. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA in Health & Human Services Administration. She has owned Clobes Custom Bookkeeping for 16 years. She has three kids, two stepsons and one sweet puppy. She loves to be with her family and her favorite thing about St. John’s is “the energy and love you feel from our congregation members.”




Cathie Samuelson is a long time member and has served as Director of Children’s Ministry since 1998. After growing up on a farm near Watertown, MN, Cathie earned a BA in Psychology and Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College and a BS in Elementary Education from the U of MN. Cathie and her husband, Tom, have two grown sons, Ben and Ethan. She’s an avid Twins fan who loves to read, walk and visit the North Shore. Her favorite thing about St. John’s… “I love the people, especially the children!!”




Sarah Garner joined the St. John’s staff as Director of Music in February of 2018. Sarah grew up in Edina, MN. After taking a beginning organ class at Interlochen Music Camp at age 16, she began studying organ as a high school student at the University of Minnesota. Sarah received her Master of Music in Organ Performance from Southern Methodist University and graduated with High Honors from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Prior to moving back to the Twin Cities in 2012, Sarah was in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was an active recitalist and accompanist, served as a church organist, Simpson College faculty, and Dean of the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (AGO). Sarah has also served at the First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas and, most recently, at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. She also serves as Publicity Chair for the Twin Cities AGO. Her broad range of experience includes having been Music Director for Guys & Dolls and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lubbock Civic Center Theatre. It was in Lubbock where Sarah met her husband, Mark, a noted baritone and Texas Boy Choir alumnus. They have a daughter, Katie, and son, Christian.


Linda Hausmann is a long-time member of St. John’s who directs the adult Chancel Choir and the youth and adult bell choirs. She’s a graduate of Mound High School and the University of Minnesota. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Linda has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL). When asked what she likes best about St. John’s, she says, “It has been my home church for so many years; it is family.”