Rev. Victoria Wilgocki, Pastor
Victoria earned a B.A. in music from St. Olaf College, an M.A.L.S (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) from Hamline University, and a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She has served as solo pastor of St. Anthony Park UCC since 2008, and truly loves her "flock," from infants to elders and everyone in between. Victoria enjoys singing, playing the piano and collaborating with other musicians, reading The New Yorker magazine, fiction and memoir, riding the giant slide at the State Fair, and going to yoga class. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Kathryn (Kat) Reynolds, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries (DCYFM) Kat earned a B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management from the University of Northern Colorado and also studied at Massey University in New Zealand. In addition to her role at the church's DCYFM, she is an independent sexuality educator around the Twin Cities. She has worked with a wide variety of children and youth in a number of settings from schools to overnight camps. She moved to the Twin Cities in October 2014, and is mom to Ebony, a Black Lab German Shepherd. Kat enjoys being outside, dabbling in craft projects, exploring wide varieties of performance art, and experimenting with recipes without using a cookbook.
Jacob Ristow, Office Manager
Hailing from Neenah, Wisconsin, Jacob graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2012 with a B.S. in Nutrition. Before joining St. Anthony Park UCC, Jacob held a variety of positions in education, nonprofits, and the grocery industry. When he’s not office-managing, Jacob plays boards games with friends; watches action movies and The Office (US) with his partner, Claire; listens to true crime podcasts; writes fiction; folds origami; and goes for walks. He and Claire live with their dog, Prof. Remus Lupin, in Saint Paul.
John Habermann, Choir Director
Since the age of fifteen, John has served as music director at several churches that represent a number of denominations. A music teacher since 1996, John spent his first four years at Centennial High School in Circles Pines, Minnesota, and currently teaches at Mounds Park Academy, a preK-12 private, college preparatory school located in St. Paul. John graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and received his Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas in 2008. A resident of Northeast Minneapolis, John enjoys practicing yoga, golfing, and attending concerts.
Cassie Iverson, Custodian
Cassie Iverson has been a member of SAPUCC since 2014. She works full-time as an elder law paralegal with Maser, Amundson, Boggio, and Hendricks, PA in Richfield. Cassie lives in Robbinsdale with her wife and two children. She enjoys hiking and snow-shoeing, deer hunting, and doing house projects. She likes to do manual labor and is glad to serve her faith community in this unique way.
Lauren Brown, Child Care Provider
Lauren is a graduate of Irondale High School and has worked in the nursery since 2009. She enjoys being with the children and brings her energy and kindness to the infants and toddlers of the congregation. Lauren likes hanging out with her friends, and lives with her family in Mounds View.
Lily Gordon, Child Care Provider
Lily is a junior at Roseville Area High School, and she lives with her Mom, Dad, and brother in St. Anthony Park. She adores working with kids at church, babysitting in the neighborhood, and at home as a helper to her mom, who is a nanny.
Lily Radtke, Child Care Provider
Lily is a sophomore at St. Paul Central High School. She enjoys getting to know the youngest children of the congregation in the Nursery. Outside of school and church, Lily plays soccer, vlogs, and enjoys hanging out with her friends. During the summer, she spends much of her time with her family at their cabin.
This page last modified on October 23, 2019