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.


  • Kelli Weiss - Associate Pastor

    I started at Mount Calvary in February 2019. I’m originally from Southern California and I lived there for about 2/3 of my life, then moved to Minnesota in 2008 so I could go to seminary (don’t worry, I own a parka now). I received my BA at California Lutheran University, and my MDiv with an emphasis in Children, Youth, and Family at Luther Seminary. I’ve been a pastor in two congregations before Mount Calvary- one in Hastings, MN and the other in suburb outside of Milwaukee, WI. 

    My husband, Jesse, and I met on the first day of school at Luther, and have been married since 2012. We have a busy and joyful son, as well as a golden lab, in our family. Jesse is a camp director, so we’ve spent a lot of time at different Lutheran camps over the years. When I’m not at Mount Calvary, I like to spend time with family and friends, cook, go for walks, be outside, or go on random adventures around the cities. I’m excited to meet you!  


Administrative & Ministry Staff

  • 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.


  • NaDyne Glidden  - Administrator

    I joined the staff at Mount Calvary in 1996 as the Business Administrator. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Dakota in business and communications. Prior to working at Mount Calvary, I worked 12 years in the for-profit business world in the 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.

    My husband and I love to travel and spend time at our cabin with family and friends. I also enjoy reading, yoga, hiking and spending time with our dogs, Bentley and Jack.


  • Deb Jones-Thompson - Administrative Assistant

    As the Administrative Assistant at Mount Calvary I assist with the bulletin and the informational insert that we put with the bulletin each week, as well as other office related projects. I started this position in May of 2017 and thoroughly enjoy working with the staff and meeting the members as they stop in to church for various reasons. I previously had a 40 year career in mortgage banking and now enjoy a three-day work week and more time to spend with my husband. We live in Eagan and enjoy the many parks and walking paths that are available to all of us.



  • Wendi Buck

    Director, Joy Choir

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  • Camille Buddecke

      Accompanist - Alleluia, Youth & Sanctuary Choirs

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  • Liz LindNer

    Director, yOUTH bELL CHOIRS

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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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  • David Prowant


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