Ministry Staff

Amber Rud

Office Manager

Amber joined Westwood staff in 2007. As the Office Manager, her role is vital to the day-to-day management and organization of administrative, employment, and IT needs; to the oversight and management of property; and to the financial and data integrity of Westwood Church. Amber and her husband, Ricky, have two daughters (Lydia & Elliana).

Patrick Schleper

Executive Pastor

Patrick Schleper has been attending Westwood Church for nearly 15 years. Patrick served many years as a campus ministry director through CRU. He began serving as our Executive Pastor in 2024. Patrick and his wife Tricia have three sons, Charlie, Brett and Luke.

Dave Sautner

Connections Pastor

Dave began serving at Westwood in 1996. Since then, he and his wife, Jean, have raised three kids into their adulthood: Grace, Claire, and Josiah. He leads our Sunday morning teaching team and leads ministries which help seekers and newcomers begin and develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Matt Reeve

Care Pastor

Matt has been on staff for 10 years. He has a heart for caring for those who are hurting and helping them reach their full potential in Christ. He enjoys being with family and friends, cooking, grilling, strong coffee, pizza, anything outdoors and traveling. He and his wife, Jami, have 2 daughters, Jordan (Nick) and Morgan as well as 3 grandchildren. 

Grace & Noah Coté & Emily Harmening

Student Ministry Interim Team

Grace Coté, Noah Coté and Emily Harmening have graciously stepped onto the Student Ministry Interim team as we search for a full-time Student Ministry Leader. Grace, Noah and Emily have been dedicated volunteers in the program for many years and will undoubtedly provide love and support to our youth in this interim season.

Katie Zintek

Women’s Ministry

Katie Zintek has been working in various roles at Westwood since 2011, currently finding herself serving in women’s ministry! She lives on a hobby farm with her husband Eric and four boys, with whom she spends her day homeschooling. She loves studying theology, collecting quotes, and is a terrible gardener.

Laura LaBeau

Communications Director

Laura has been working in Communications at Westwood since June of 2023. She also serves on the worship team and in women’s ministry. Laura’s interests include advocating for mental health, taking walks with friends, and exploring Minnesota’s state parks with her husband Jourdan and children, Evelyn and Jourdy.

Kathy & Michelle

KidCity Coordination Team

Kathy Mugg & Michelle Monroe have teamed together to lead the KidCity Ministry from infant to grade 1. This incredible duo brings many years of ministry experience in children’s ministry, not to mention years of parenting and grandparenting experience to our Westwood families!

Marda DeCamillis

The Link

Marda and her husband, Al, are longtime members at Westwood. Marda’s passion and energy for Children’s Ministry is a true blessing to our church. We are grateful that she’s recently stepped into the leader role with The Link working with grades 2-5.

Calvin Gordon

Community Groups Director

Calvin made his way to Westwood from Dallas, Texas in the summer of 2022. We’re glad none of us knew that following winter would be the snowiest on record! Fortunate for us, Calvin stayed in Minnesota and helps lead and organize us in the area of groups.

Stephen Jones

Worship Pastor

Stephen Jones (another TX native!) joined our team in December 2023 as our Worship Pastor. Stephen has over 15 years of full-time ministry experience and loves seeing families worship The Lord together. He is married to Natalie and they have 3 children: Ellie, Maddox, and Josie. Stephen enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and anything related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Oh, and LOTS of coffee.


Denny Peterson

Denny and his wife, Denise, have been attending Westwood for about 6 years. They have three adult children, Joshua, Jenny and Rachel. Denny is a physician at Centracare Family Medicine. He has served as a small group leader.

Anthony Meemken

Tony works at the VA and is married to his wonderful wife, Sara. They are the proud parents of three boys and have attended Westwood for 8 years. He has served in many roles including in KidCity, as a men’s group leader, as a Sunday morning greeter and more. Tony lives the good news of Christ in his kind outpouring towards others.

Jason Hallonquist

Jason and his wife, Ann, have been attending Westwood since 2002. Jason and Ann have three adult children, and both have been active at Westwood in various roles over the years. Jason serves as an owner and senior advisor at AIS Planning and has served on the boards of Anna Marie’s Alliance, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, and presently serves on the Tri-County Humane Society board.

Al DeCamillis

Al and his wife Marda have been attending Westwood since they moved to St. Cloud in 1996. They are the proud parents of three adult children, grandparents to 8 and just became great-grandparents! Al loves US history, singing, cooking, traveling, board games, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He appreciates Westwood for the many opportunities to learn and grow spiritually.

Jason Trobec

Jason and his family have been attending since 2016. He works as a Project Superintendent for Mortenson Construction. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, ATV riding and being at the cabin. He and his wife, Gretchen, have four adult children, a son and daughter in law and a granddaughter. He currently serves as the Middle School Bible Study Leader and serves on the Prayer Team.