Jeff Murray – President
Jennifer, Evan and I joined Resurrection in 2016. Jennifer and I met at the University of Minnesota but work took us out of the area for 30 years. We are happy to be back close to family and friends. Both of us are life long Lutherans and we raised our three adult children (Justice, Owen and Evan) in various Lutheran churches around the country. I feel blessed to be called to serve on the MLT. I view it as a chance to give back time and talent to our faith community and get to know more of you in the process. When I’m not in church you might find me outdoors. I enjoy many outside activities such as running, hiking, biking, walking, skiing and gardening just to name a few.
My wife and I were dating the first time we visited Resurrection and we were married here in 2018. We live in Shoreview, but we found a home in Resurrection Lutheran and have found it to be a very strong community that we want to help in any way possible. I am in technical sales for an HVAC manufacturer in addition to being back in school doing a part-time MBA through the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy hiking up north with my wife, Becky, and young daughter, Julia.
Kelly Fownes – Secretary
My husband Ian, daughter Allison and son Owen have been faithful members at Resurrection for 12 years. I enjoy staying active with my kid’s sports/activities, daily walks with my dog & husband, rooting for the Wild & GB Packers and spending time at our family cottage in WI. I’m currently a part of the Faith Outfitters team and Christmas toy drive for East Emmanuel. I look forward to being a part of MLT.
Since birth I have been involved in church at varying degrees. I played the role of baby Jesus in our church Christmas pageant (I cried the entire time!), but also was involved in Sunday School, First Communion, and Confirmation. As a senior in High School, I was a youth representative and had many opportunities to represent our youth in council at church as well as the community. As an adult I have worked with the youth, music and dance programs at a twin cities area church. I enjoy serving on the Mission Leadership Team during this time of growth and transition, as well as beyond.
Shawnee, her husband Shawn, and their two daughters have been part of the Resurrection community since 2007, with a couple years hiatus in the middle. She has served on the Women’s Retreat committee, is a Dock Guide with Faith Outfitters, and has helped in various other areas as needed at church. By day, Shawnee works as a public health and school nurse in South St Paul where she has taken on the job of Covid Coordinator for the school district this year. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking/baking, gardening, stage managing live theater, and schlepping her daughters to dance classes.
Dustin Vogelgesang – Vice President
What an honor to be chosen to serve on the MLT! My wife Emily and I have lived in Woodbury for 16 years and have been members at Resurrection 8 years. Elaina is our oldest daughter and is 12, 7th grader at Lake Middle School. Evelyn is 8 years old and a second grader at Red Rock Elementary school. I enjoy playing as much golf as I can and as the weather allows. My free time in the winter is spent with the East Ridge Boys Hockey team as this is my 4th season as their head coach.