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Staff

Jen Nagel

Pastor Jen joined the community at University Lutheran Church of Hope in August 2015 as our Lead Pastor. Jen is excited about how the Holy Spirit is calling this congregation into renewed ministry deeply rooted in this neighborhood and location in Dinkytown on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus. Prior to Hope, Pastor…

Barbara Johnson

Pastor Barbara began her ministry as Pastor for Care and Nurture at ULCH in May 2017. She is very pleased to use her gifts to bring together the sacramental elements of worship and fellowship to those who are homebound or need support in staying connected to their faith community. She is passionate about engaging people of…

Emily Brown

Emily Brown is the pastoral intern at University Lutheran Church of Hope June 2021-spring 2023. She is in an intensive program through Luther Seminary called MDivX that includes classes and a concurrent internship experience. After growing up the daughter of a pastor, Emily’s call to ministry is an opportunity to claim her own identity as…

Nathan Obrestad

Nathan lives in Fridley with his wife Sharon and three children, AJ, William and Emily. They are members of St. Williams Church in Fridley. Nathan previously worked in the college bookstore industry for 30 years, managing the bookstore for Metro State University. Nathan has been a volunteer for Irondale Marching Band, Coach for St. John…