Pastor Jon Tolly joined Oakwood as the Senior Pastor in October 2016. Jon received his Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary. He has previously served as a youth pastor (Eagle Brook – White Bear Lake, MN and Northridge – Mitchell, SD), lead pastor (Northridge – Mitchell, SD) and campus/preaching pastor (Friendship – Prior Lake, MN).
Jon loves serving in the local church and is excited to see Oakwood fulfill its calling to develop a passion for Jesus and compassion for people. Jon is married to Janell and they have four daughters.
Andreas Custer came to Oakwood in March 2008. Pastor Andi was born and raised in Austria, where his parents were missionaries. He and his wife Jennifer have one daughter and one son.
Andi’s favorite verse is John 3:30, “He must become greater; I must become less.” Andi says he wants to spend his life making great the name of Jesus!
Scott Miller, who came on staff in September 2010, plays all types of guitars and drums. Contemporary jazz and blues are the music styles that seem to run through his blood, and he enjoys listening to pop, rock and country music. Scott and his wife Michelle have three children.
Laura has always enjoyed teaching and working with children, which is why she went to school to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University Mankato. Laura came on staff in March 2011 because she is passionate about partnering with parents and teachers in the spiritual development of kids. She and her husband Andrew have two young daughters.
Mia joined the Oakwood staff in March of 2013. She is married to Nick, and they have four children. Mia credits her grandma with passing along to her the love of people and the gift of baking a great apple pie. Women’s Bible studies and the worship team are two places she enjoys serving at Oakwood.