Meet Our Staff

  • Pastor Ken Boudreau

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    Pastor Ken Boudreau served as a volunteer and then career missionary in Taiwan for nearly 12 years, before answering the God's call to enter Seminary and become a pastor. He has served a congregation in Mississippi and has loved working with people of all ages. Few things give him greater joy than to help people find meaningful expression for their faith in Jesus Christ. He is blessed to lead Hope in its journey of faith, leads chapel for the preschool, and oversees the teaching ministries of the church. He and Janice married in Taiwan in 1996 starting a family there and are blessed with son, Noah and daughters Belle and Mia. He enjoys long walks, tinkering, and making a few wood chips in his spare time.

    Hours: M-THUR 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM or by appointment

    Phone: 651-480-2273

    Cell (Urgent Needs): 612-380-5417

    Email: [email protected]

  • Kristi Bauer

    Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry  circlefacebookcircleemailcircleinstagramcirclepinterest

    Kristi is farm girl who grew up in southwest Minnesota. As the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry Kristi is passionate about equipping parents and impacting kids & students through every phase of life. Kristi loves meeting and talking with people to help them discover the intersection between their story and God’s story. When not at church Kristi enjoys geocaching with her husband Adam, listening to Christmas music, and playing piano.

    Hours: MON & TUE 8 AM-3 PM or by appointment. She is also in the building to teach on WED, Confirmation Class 6-7:30PM, THUR, Youth Night 6-8PM, and SUN mornings

    Phone: 651-346-1212

    Email: [email protected]

  • Gwen Krehbiel

    Administrative Assistant / office manager circleemail  

    In the spring of 2018, Gwen Krehbiel joined the Hope Lutheran Church staff as the part-time Administrative Assistant. She is a homeshool mom of Sam (10th grade) and Ben (6th grade) so you may see the boys around church too. Her family has been a member of the congregation since 2015. She has also been the Church Council secretary and VBS kitchen lead. Gwen loves to quilt, sew, bake and garden in her spare time. 

    Hours: part-time TUE and THUR 12-8 PM, WED 6-7:30PM or by appointment.

    Phone: 651-480-2273

    Email: [email protected]

  • Katherine Bonine

    Preschool Administrator circleemail

    Katherine is a California girl! She grew up in Southern California but, moved to Minnesota in 2010. She is married and has two children. A 2-month-old daughter and a 7-year-old son who attends St. John’s Lutheran School in Red Wing where her and her family are church members. She is PTO Secretary for St. John’s, VBS teacher for the preschool age class and she volunteer teaches American Sign Language at St. John's school. She is a bookworm, enjoys hiking the bluffs in Red Wing with her family and going on Pokémon walks with her son. Also, coffee! That’s a hobby, right? Katherine is passionate about the education of preschool age children. She recognizes the importance of a good educational foundation that will put children on the path to success in their elementary education.

    Part-time hours: MON - FRI 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM as needed for functions (SEPT - MAY)

    Phone: 651-346-1213

    Email: [email protected]

  • Jim Cummings


    Jim has been a charter member of the congregation. Over the years he has served in many roles and leadership positions. Jim has a uplifting sense of humor and helps keeps the staff and building at it's best. Jim's favorite thing about working at Hope is being able to work with his hands and use his God given gift of caring for the congregation and the building. In his spare time Jim enjoys riding his motorcycle and working on Radio Controlled (RC) airplanes.

    Part-time hours: As needed

    Phone: 651-480-2273

    Email: [email protected]