Pastor Maria Pederson

Maria Pederson

Phone 763-434-6117 ext. 112

Pastor Maria joined Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church staff in February 2007 as an interim, part-time Pastor. In October, 2007, the congregation voted to change her call from interim to permanent. Prior to Our Saviour’s, Pastor Maria served at Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Brookfield, WI, west of Milwaukee.

She’s found great nurture for her faith at Our Saviour’s, rooted in uplifting worship with a community of people who accept and support each other as they are. This is a place where no one has to pretend – people here truly welcome others with the open arms of Jesus. The way the people of Our Saviour’s live out this grace-filled welcome and share God’s love and hope with the world fills her soul.

Learning is one of Pastor Maria’s passions in life. Whether she’s watching documentaries, researching a Bible question, or trying to help her two children become kind, responsible adults, she loves to learn more.

Something that might surprise you about Pastor Maria is that she was shy as a child. (She thinks she has always talked with her hands, though…) If she had a free day to do anything she wanted, Pastor Maria would sleep in, drink coffee, read a little, then binge watch documentaries!

On Sundays when Pastor Maria is not at Our Saviour’s, she worships at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka where her husband, Jon, is Lead Pastor.