John Laeger - Lead Pastor

John is the founding and lead pastor at Meadow Spring. He has been in ministry for over 30 years and has been involved in children, youth, and now teaching ministries. He enjoys spending time with his wife Sandy and fishing in the summer. He is also a 20-year veteran of the Shakopee Fire Department. He has been married to Sandy since 1981 and has two grown children: Pat (wife Brittany) and Jessica (husband Brandon) and two granddaughters Macy and Ruby.

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John Pennucci - Associate Pastor

John Pennucci is the associate pastor of Meadow Spring. He has been a pastor in Minnesota for over 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, going to the theatre and cooking. He is married to his wife, Michele, and has 4 children: Aravis, Giovanni, Vincenzo and Etzio.

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Emily Bemis - Director of Children's Ministry

Emily is the Director of Children's Ministry. Her role is to organize volunteers, choose curriculums and run the operations of the Kids Center during services. Her previous 15 years as an office manager and dance teacher are the perfect foundation for her role at Meadow Spring. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 10 years. They have two boys: Zeke (5) and Griffin (1.5), and a dog, Jaxon Bear.

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Who is on the Leadership team? +

• John Laeger, Lead Pastor • John Pennucci, Associate Pastor • Jody Hessen • Scott Averill • Tara Berg • Darek Schwarz

Who is on the Governing Board? +

• John Laeger, Lead Pastor • Tim Friesen • Dave Plekkenpol • Jerry Schwarz