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 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
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. 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, lives by Como Park, and is mom to Ebony, a Black Lab German Shepherd. Kat enjoys being outside, dabbling in craft projects, exploring, and experimenting with recipes without using a cookbook.
Susan has a well rounded background in everything from sales and marketing, to exceptional customer service and project management skills. She has a B.A. in Media Arts from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and a Masters in Park & Recreation Administration from the U of MN. In her spare time she enjoys being outside biking or walking. While she no longer has a dog of her own, she enjoys dog sitting for others. She is lucky to have three of her four siblings here in the Twin Cities and they make a point of getting together once a month for lunch. As a member of Mayflower UCC in Minneapolis, Susie is also quite familiar with UCC polity and processes. She is in the office to be of service and assistance to all SAPUCC members and visitors.
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.
Jessica is pursuing her doctoral degree in organ performance at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, as a student of Dean Billmeyer. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, studying organ with James David Christie and Jonathan Moyer, and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Jessica performed solo recitals as a “Rising Star” at the 2014 American Guild of Organists National Convention held in Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, knitting, and playing basketball and tennis.
Sam Anderson is our part-time custodian, cleaning and tending to our church building and grounds. 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
Ellen attends Central High School. She has received Red Cross babysitter training and has provided child care for neighbors. Ellen participates in theater and enjoys reading, singing and art.
Child Care Provider
Eli goes to Como Park Senior High School and loves hanging out with kids! At Como he runs cross country, skis and plays tennis, along with taking many AP classes. During his free time he enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing and watching sports, listening to music and reading. He has also taken the Red Cross babysitting course.