Pastor Maria Pederson

Pastor Maria Pederson

763-434-6117 ext. 112

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Pastor Maria joined Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church staff in February 2007 as an interim, half-time Pastor. On Sun., Oct. 28, 2007 the congregation voted to change her from interim to permanent.

On Sundays when Pastor Maria is not at Our Saviour’s, she worships with her children, Markus and Grace, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka where her husband, Jon, is Lead Pastor. 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 more is one of Pastor Maria’s passions in life. Whether she’s watching documentaries, researching a Bible question, or trying to help her kids 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!