My Westwood

Honoring God. Loving People. Stories at Westwood.

  • Serving God While Serving Time—Matt Moeller's Story

    Published October 12, 2016
    Screen Shot 2016-10-12 at 10.37.09 AMMatt Moeller’s journey to faith in Jesus began in an unlikely place—prison. Matt is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. The story of how Matt got there began when he was in high school. He ran with what he calls a “rough crowd”. He got involved in drugs and made destructive choices. The most destructive choice he made during that time was to be involved in a murder.
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  • Helping Others Make a Difference—Heather Tran’s Story

    Published September 19, 2016
    tran baptism3Heather Tran describes her story of coming to faith in Jesus as a slow awakening. “It was as if things in my past and in my life finally started to make sense.” Heather didn’t grow up in a Christian home. Her parents told her she could figure out religion on her own. But despite not having spiritual leadership in her home, Heather had a few relatives and a best friend who were Christians and were influences on her life.
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  • Teen Creates Prayer Trail on Chanhassen Campus

    Published September 14, 2016
    IMG_1283[1]Evan Simon, a 16-year-old junior at Chanhassen High School, wanted to do something special for his Eagle Scout project. He wanted to create something that would have long-term significance and value. He came up with a plan to create a trail around the Chanhassen campus (by the upper parking lot) that could be used for quiet, reflective time with God and nature.
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  • A Surprising Benefit to Working Behind the Scenes

    Published July 27, 2016
    Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 11.57.47 AMYou may never notice Frank Weber. But if you’ve been at Westwood on a Sunday, you’ve benefited from his work. Frank volunteers on our tech team. He runs the software that puts up all the visual images that are seen during the services.
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  • Dave McKinley—Kids' Ministry Spotlight

    Published July 21, 2016
    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 11.08.18 AMFor the past five years Dave served in the Kids’ Ministry on Sunday mornings at 9:45am leading a group of 3rd grade boys. He also became involved as a leader in Boost and Upper Room, leading a small group of students on Wednesday evenings.
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  • Meet Our 2016 Summer Student Ministry Staff

    Published June 28, 2016
    IMG_8957Meet our Summer Associates in Westwood's Student Ministry: Matt Velasco, Jenny Miller, Austin Swayne and Amelia Schmidt.
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  • Meet our Kids' Ministry Summer Interns

    Published May 18, 2016
    Photo of both Voss twins-squareEvery year Westwood is blessed to have interns on staff to help with Kids’ programs and special events like Vacation Bible School. Their enthusiasm (and youthful energy) are always a welcome addition. Here’s a little about this year’s interns, Deanna and Danielle Voss.
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  • A Life Transformed

    Published May 10, 2016
    Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 11.04.22 AMCaroline Blomberg is only 20 years old, but she feels like she’s gotten a second chance at life thanks to God. After years of making harmful decisions and dealing with the painful consequences, Caroline’s life has been transformed. And she’s determined not to waste the opportunity to share with people how putting her faith and trust in God made all the difference.
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  • Café 12:2–Meet Laurie Pearson, Cafe Manager

    Published September 03, 2014
    LaurieP1The smiling face interacting with customers and volunteers at our new Café Twelve:Two is Laurie Pearson, who is no stranger to food service establishments. Her father was a “restaurant man” and Laurie fondly remembers working (and eating!) at Lord Fletchers on Lake Minnetonka where he was the manager.

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  • Missionary Spotlight - Ann Nelson

    Published July 23, 2014
    Campus Outreach is a discipleship-based ministry that raises up lovers and laborers for the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the college campus. I disciple college-aged women at the University of St. Thomas by teaching them how to study the Bible and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

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