Our Staff


Rev. Dr. Hollie Holt-Woehl, Interim Pastor

hholtwoehl001@luthersem.edu /612-827-2655

Ordained in 1993 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Dr. Holt-Woehl  has served congregations in rural, urban, and suburban settings. Dr. Holt-Woehl is an Adjunct Professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, since 2008, teaching the course, "Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families." She also serves as an intentional interim pastor in the Minneapolis Area Synod (ELCA). 




Mark Hedman, Director of Music
music@hopempls.org / 612-827-2655

Mark Hedman was born in Philadelphia, PA, and educated at West Chester University, where he was the winner of the Junior year Piano Competition.  He earned a B. S. in Music Education with a Vocal-Choral concentration, and a Master's in Music in Piano Performance.  He was the Associate Director and Accompanist for the Pro-Arte Chorale, has sung with the Music Group of Philadelphia, and the professional Chorale Delaware.  Attracted by the musical and cultural scene, Mark moved to the Twin Cities.

Mark has served previously as Director of Music at Richfield Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Mendota Heights, and Church of the Epiphany in Plymouth.  He currently lives in Chaska, where he has taught piano for 18 years at the Chaska Music Studios.



Preschool and Childcare
preschool@hopempls.org / 612-827-4369



Tina Raasch, Administrative Assistant
admin@hopempls.org / 612-827-2655

Tina grew up in Minnesota, graduated UW-Stout in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Retail Management. She has a teenage daughter and son. She recently graduated from Normandale Community College with a AAS Dietetic Technician degree.  She is planning on starting up her own online nutrition business this summer. Hobbies include reading, TV, biking (hoping to bike to work summers), and walking the dog.