Our Pastors

  • Tom Jenkins  - Lead Pastor     

    Hello and Welcome to Mount Calvary. I joined the staff of Mount Calvary in May 2013 to serve as the Lead Pastor of this worshiping community. I studied history and political science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and studied theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. I love sharing in the highs and lows of life together in Christian community and feel so fortunate to call this community home. I look forward to working together with you.

    When I am not engaged in pastoral ministry, I spend the great majority of my time with my family. Stacey and I are busy raising three children. Together, we love to spend time traveling, experiencing new things, and playing outside as often as possible. Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Boundary Waters have refreshed us and make us yearn for more!  

    Blessings to you and to yours.


Administrative & Ministry Staff

  • NaDyne Glidden  - Administrator

    I joined the staff at Mount Calvary in 1996 as Business Administrator. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with both my bachelor's and master's degree in business and communications. Prior to working at Mount Calvary, I worked for 12 years in the for-profit business world in areas of finance, sales and marketing, business development, process improvement and human resources. At Mount Calvary my primary areas of responsibility are finance, facilities, office management, human resources, planning and supervision. I have been involved in many changes at Mount Calvary including three building renovations and three capital appeals since 1996. 

    I live in Inver Grove Heights with my husband, Joe, and children, Megan and Thomas. I love spending time at the cabin with family and friends, reading, yoga, hiking and playing with our dogs, Bentley and Jack.


  • Pam Carlson - deacon/Cantor

    I head Mount Calvary's music department and began my work in the music ministry at Mount Calvary in the fall of 1986. I received my B.A. degree from Augsburg College and my M.A. in Worship from Luther Seminary in 1991. I am an Associate in Ministry with the ELCA and have studied organ with Stephen Gabrielson, Howard Don Small, Dean Billmeyer and John Ferguson. As Cantor, my responsibilities include worship planning, directing the sanctuary, youth, and alleluia choirs, leading God's Children Sing, and overseeing the directors of the children's choirs and the handbell choirs for both adults and youth. Outside of work, I love biking to work, hiking and skiing in Lebanon, reading, and generally being outdoors in my jungle of a yard. My husband, Phil, and I enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren.


  • Brian hornbecker - Faith Formation/Communications Coordinator

    I am a recent graduate of Warburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, having completed my degree there after a fifteen-year career in budgeting, strategy and human resources in the federal government. I grew up in western Maryland and have spent most of my life in the Washington, DC Metro area. I transplanted myself to the Midwest a few years ago but I am brand new to the Twin Cities area, so I am looking forward to exploring and learning about my new home. I just married my husband Josh in June, and we moved into a townhouse living right here in Eagan. I’m excited about my new position as Faith Formation/Communications Coordinator at Mount Calvary and about becoming part of the community here.  


  • Deb Jones-Thompson - Administrative Assistant

    I am newly retired from a career in mortgage banking working on both the residential side of the business, as well as commercial mortgages. I started out as a receptionist in a small branch office and worked my way up to the corporate offices becoming a manager of several departments. I enjoyed my career, but now am very excited about this new position of Administrative Assistant with Mount Calvary. My husband Mark and I have lived in Eagan for 15 years and very much enjoy the community. We both like to golf and winter getaways to Arizona or Florida are something we look forward to when the snow starts to fall.



  • Wendi Buck

    Director, Joy Choir

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  • Camille Buddecke

      Accompanist - Alleluia, Youth & Sanctuary Choirs

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  • Christine Lees

    Director, Praise Choir

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  • Liz LindNer

    Director, Ring, Rings of the Lord & ReBELLious

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  • Alanna Teragawa

      Director, Calvary Carillons

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Office Assistants, Community Night Supervisors, COOKS & Maintenance Staff

  • Denise Beyer


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  • Kay Wandersee

    Office Assistant   

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  • Marianne Adelmann

    Community Night Supervisor

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  • Karen dare


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  • Bob Grissom

    Maintenance Service Technician

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  • Brian Jerzak

    Community Night Supervisor

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  • Marlys Peterson

    Office Assistant

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  • David Prowant


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