Rev. Ruth Ann Ramstad

Pastor

raramstad@brunswicklife.org

Phone/Text: 651-368-5196

I was appointed to serve Brunswick beginning in July of 2016. My previous ministries include churches in Mankato, Buffalo, and Woodbury, Minnesota. I grew up in south Minneapolis, and am grateful to be back on this side of the river, where the avenues are alphabetical and the streets have numbers. In addition to my seminary training, I spent a year in residence at Regions Hospital, where I was the trauma and emergency room chaplain. I am also grateful to have attended many classes in the D.Min. program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Fuller is an exciting place to study because the program is both ecumenical and global. Although most of my colleagues had very different theological views from my own, they represented thriving churches from five different continents. I love to hang out with children and youth. I believe that worship should come with a guarantee: “Not boring or your money back.” I have been married to David Coward, a now retired librarian, since 1985. We have three grown sons. Lena, my part-Catahoula Leopard dog, often comes to the office with me and helps with evangelism. 

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Lynn Holmen

Finance

finance@brunswicklife.org

 

Lynn joined the staff here at Brunswick in September of 2013. She brings many years of work experience in both the business world and the church to her position here at Brunswick. A lifelong Lutheran, Lynn and her spouse Obie attend Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Lynn and Obie raised their children in the small rural community of Upsala, Minnesota. During this time Obie practiced law in St. Cloud. After the children were grown and away from home, they downsized and lived in a variety of places before settling in Plymouth. Plymouth has all the advantages of an urban community and the added bonus of being close to family, particularly their grandchildren. Lynn's passions include her family, the church, reading, flower gardening, and travel. Her immediate family includes her spouse, three children--two girls and one boy, two son-in-laws, two granddaughters and one granddog.

 

Her favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8 ... And what does the Lord require of you?  But to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. 

Christine Laughlin

Organist/Accompanist

 

Christine loves to bring music to life through her music. Christine leads the congregation on organ and piano alike. She is also a wonderful flutist, playing special music and accompanying other groups. Christine has a Master of Arts in Theology (LSTC, 2005) and a Master of Arts in Sacred Music (Seabury Western, 2006).

Denise Berrington

Office & Communications Coordinator

office@brunswicklife.org

Denise joined the Brunswick staff in 2015. She enjoys working on the church's communications and media. A Canadian expatriate for over 25 years, she resides in Dayton with her husband, two daughters, a Labradoodle, and two cats.