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


  • Jenny Bottem - Children's Faith Formation Coordinator

    Hi my name is Jenny Bottem. I am the children’s faith formation coordinator. I have worked with children for over 20 years. My previous experience I worked as a youth ministry coordinator and nursery attendant. Then God called me to Mount Calvary. As the children’s faith formation coordinator, my main role is working along side our Stellar Sunday school teachers as well as the go to person regarding, children’s programs such as VBS, camp, and the nursery (just to name a few). I ran a licensed in home childcare for roughly 15 years and have a lot of study in child development and ministry. I am incredibly passionate about the Lord and spreading his word to children.


    I am a mother of five fabulous children and two wonderful grandchildren. I am married to my best friend Jeremy. Things I enjoy are crafting, scrapbooking, organizing, and spending time with my family.


    I look forward to all the plans the Lord has for our faith formation program and with our children. 


  • 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.


  • Katie Lintelmann - Communications & Office Manager

    As the Communications & Office Manager at Mount Calvary, I am the main point of contact for communications within Mount Calvary. I hold a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business along with a minor in Spanish from Bethel University. Previously, I've worked in other church and nonprofit offices and have been part of the crew at Mount Calvary since February of 2020! If you want to spread the word about an event or group, please send an email my way.

    My favorite things are planning my next adventure, playing with dogs, and spending time with friends and family.


Music Staff


  • Camille Buddecke

    Accompanist - Alleluia, Youth & Sanctuary Choirs


  • Amy Commers

    Director of Praise Choir


  • Liz Lindner

    Director of Youth Bell Choirs


  • Alanna Teragawa

    Director of Calvary Carillons


  • Jen Morgan

    Accompanist


Office Assistants, Community Night Supervisors, Cooks & Maintenance Staff

  • Marianne Adelmann

    Community Night Supervisor


  • Denise Beyer

    Bookkeeper


  • Karen Dare

    Cook


  • Bob Grissom

    Maintenance Service Technician


  • Brian Jerzak

    Community Night Supervisor


  • David Prowant

    Cook & Audio Visual & Information Technology Specialist


  • Kay Wandersee

    Office Assistant