Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive Team

Joel Johnson - Senior Pastor
Joel Johnson
Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of Westwood, I serve across all of our ministries by stewarding our vision to multiply the reach of God’s love here, near and far.

Jill Fox
Jill Fox
Executive Pastor of Ministries

As the Executive Pastor of Ministries, I work with our staff Lead Team and ministries to activate strategies that help multiply the reach of God’s love here, near and far.

Scott Sturm - Executive Director
Scott Sturm
Executive Director of Support Ministries

As the Executive Director of Support Ministries, I work with our support teams to serve both the body of Westwood and our ministries here, near and far with innovation, transparency and objectivity.

Ministry Team

Zac Bush
Zac Bush
Multi-Site/Bush Lake Campus Pastor

Westwood’s Here strategy seeks to multiply the reach of God’s love by planting 10 multisites, microsites or church plants in our community. The Bush Lake Campus and Online Campus are two of our existing multisites that I help oversee.

Ben Rosenbush
Ben Rosenbush
Creative Arts Pastor

The Creative Arts Ministry consists of worship, production and communication teams which work together to host life-transforming encounters with God and each other through creative worship and storytelling.

Megan Sage
Megan Sage
Next Gen Pastor

The Next Gen Ministry aims to help kids and students become lifelong followers of Jesus while equipping parents to be spiritual leaders in their homes.

Tami Stordahl
Tami Stordahl
Engagement Pastor

The Engagement Team guides and resources the Westwood community to engage with God and each other to follow Christ and grow in His likeness.

Brian Suter
Brian Suter
Creative Teaching Content Pastor

As the Creative Teaching Content Pastor, I focus on finding creative ways to teach the Word of God and integrate faith stories from our community.

Scott Van Daalen
Scott Van Daalen
Outreach Pastor

The Community Outreach Ministry is an extension of our Here strategy which seeks to bless kids, students, and families in the communities around our campuses. In my role, I also oversee microsites as a part of our Here strategy.

Heather Wilford
Heather Wilford
Near/Far Director

Westwood’s Near Ministry seeks to help establish, support, and multiply over 100 immigrant churches in the Twin Cities. Westwood’s Far Ministry equips and releases global teams who work through strategic partners to make disciples and multiply churches around the world.

Support Team

Leadership Board

  • Scott Swayne – Leadership Board Chairman
  • Cindy Allness
  • Bruce Anderson
  • Joe Christensen
  • Tom Johnson
  • Tim Kittila
  • Michelle Louis
  • Annalisa Mattison
  • Beth Reiskytl
  • JoAnn Swenson