Rev. Victoria Wilgocki
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 fiction and memoir, riding the giant slide at the State Fair, and going to yoga class on Sunday afternoon. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Lori has a long history of youth and children's ministry, both as a volunteer and as paid staff, in a variety of church settings. She is a graduate of United Theological Seminary, receiving her Master's Degree in Religious Leadership, which has opened new avenues of ministry and provided the theological background for her continuing work. Lori is most passionate about the spiritual lives and everyday awareness of God's presence in young people, including her own teenage children. She lives with her husband, two kids and two cats in south Minneapolis.
Joyce is the organist at SAPUCC. Her favorite part of the job is leading congregational song. She earned her B.A. in Music from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, and has been working as a church musician for twenty years in the Twin Cities area. She enjoys going to concerts, reading, gardening, knitting, and sailing. She lives in Como Park with her husband, a cat named Felix Mendelssohn, and whichever of her three grown kids happen to be in town.
Since the age of fifteen, John has served as music director at several churches that represent a number of denominations. Recently completing his sixteenth year of teaching, 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.
Sam Anderson is our part-time custodian, cleaning and tending to our church building and grounds. In addition, he works full-time as a shipping and receiving manager at Adhue Graphic Resources in Blaine. Sam lives in Brooklyn Park, and enjoys motor sports and snow mobile racing.
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.
Child Care Provider
Clarissa is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Child Psychology. She uses this knowledge to work with children full-time at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. She truly loves caring for children! Clarissa started working at SAPUCC in 2012, and she lives in St. Louis Park.
Claire and Emma Radtke
Child Care Providers
Claire has been a member of SAPUCC since 1999. She attends St. Paul Central High School and enjoys reading. She likes to be involved with the children of the congregation, and was a sub in the nursery prior to being hired in 2012.
Emma has been a member of SAPUCC since 1999 (along with her twin sister Claire). She attends St. Paul Central High School where she plays soccer and stays busy with her class load. Emma thoroughly enjoys spending time with the church’s infants, toddlers, children and youth and was a sub in the nursery prior to being hired in 2012.
This page last modified on June 14, 2013