Pastoral Staff

Pastor Steve Richards
Rev. Steve Richards
Senior Pastor

763-473-6968 ext. 102


Steve grew up in southern Minnesota. He earned a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in music education and a Master of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He has served churches in Texas, Tennessee and Minnesota. He is a student of the Bible and how it can be applied to everyday life. He is passionate about creating a Christian community where everyone is welcomed and loved so that we can grow together into the full potential that God has for us. Steve is married to Amanda, and they have two adult daughters.

Tami Luckhardt
Pastor Tami Luckhardt
Executive Pastor

763-473-6968 ext. 103


Dick Ellis
Rev. Dick Ellis
Pastor of Congregational Care



Sami Tierney
Director of Youth Ministry

763-473-6968 ext. 116


Director of Children and Family Ministry



Kami Pohl
Director of Community Engagement

763-473-6968 ext. 114


Kami grew up in Texas, and brings a broad and extensive experience in the workforce and mission along with a great wealth of passion and excitement for helping people grow in the faith to this role. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in elementary education and taught in the classroom for several years. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in human resource development from the University of Minnesota. She interned for Cargill, along with consulting on facilitating a new hire training, instructional design of leadership development materials and human resources for a small business.

Kami has always loved the local church, so she is thrilled to have this opportunity to combine her educational background and her life, work and volunteer experiences for this position. She loves God, people, prayer, the Bible and the challenge of learning to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Kami enjoys time with her family, husband John, a biomedical engineer at Medtronic and member of “The Way” Messiah worship band, and daughter, Kara who is a freshman in high school. She also loves time with friends, walking, yoga and reading.

Music & Worship

Joy Ann Harmon
Joy Ann Harmon
Director of Worship

763-473-6968 ext. 113


Joy Ann Harmon has had a song in her heart since birth. As Director of Worship, she revels in the opportunity to use music to worship the Sovereign Lord and share the truth. Before coming to Messiah and being blessed to lead such a talented team of musicians, she started and led Tapestry, the praise team at Wayzata Community Church and directed the children’s choirs. Studying voice and piano for years, she has sung in and directed vocal groups for corporate entertainment, she teaches piano and voice currently out of her home, and has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Minnesota. She loves her Lord, her husband, two adult kids, her large huggable lab, and her hobby of health and fitness.

Matthew Ferrell
Dr. Matthew Ferrell
Director of Chancel Choir



Jean Paulsen-Lepley
Jean Paulsen-Lepley
Director of Operations

763-473-6968 ext. 104

Sally Hahn
Sally Hahn
Receptionist/Office Assistant

763-473-6968 ext. 101

Doris Acton
Faith Community Nurse


Tracy Ickes
Director of Communications

763-473-6968 ext. 111

Siri Nanneman
Newsletter Editor


Paul Hahn
Paul Hahn


Bob Mozdin


Tom Staehle
Tom Staehle