Staff Team

Andrew Peterson

Lead Pastor

The Petersons (Andrew, Brittany, Avery, Judah, and Oakley) moved to SLP to start CityVision Church (now Park Community Church) in August of 2012.

Andrew and Brittany met at Crown College, where Andrew received a B.S. in Youth Ministry and M.A. in Christian Studies, while also serving on the pastoral staff at a church in the west metro for seven years.

Andrew is passionate about declaring the Word of God and seeing God’s kingdom advanced through the establishment and multiplication of the local church. Andrew & Brittany love their kids, family, friends, neighborhood, baseball, nachos, and TV.

Ben Brandt

Associate Pastor

Ben moved to the West Metro in 2013 to help develop and launch the original church plant, CityVision Church, after serving at a church in Cokato, MN. He has a B.A. in Sacred Music from Bethel University (’04) and has a passion for the local church to be everything it is meant to be. His primary roles at Park include leading the music ministry and overseeing Community Groups.

Ben enjoys date nights with his wife, Jenni, daddy dates with his three kids (Ellie, Claire, & Bjorn), songwriting, walks to the park, and Wok In the Park.

Kendra Olson

Director of Family Ministries

Kendra is a lover of Jesus who is passionate about sharing this love with others, specifically the kids and families of Park Community. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Thomas in 2015 and a Master’s Degree for School Counseling in 2018.

Kendra has worked with kids and youth in a variety of contexts, including serving as a volunteer at her former church and at Park Community, and coaching softball to kids of all ages. She also served on the leadership team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at St. Thomas.

Mark Johnson

Director of Operations

Mark has been a vital part of Park’s leadership since the beginning of the CityVision Church plant five years ago, which merged to creat Park Community. He is also currently on our Elder Team.

With a degree from Crown College in Urban Ministry (’09) and a Masters in Ministry Leadership (’18), Mark brings skills of organization and strategic planning, working to strengthen our ministry systems and structures as we grow.

In his spare time, you can find Mark with his wife, Jenn, and their son, Adoniram, playing in the backyard. Ask him about sailing some time, and plan to stay awhile!

Elder Team

  • Jim Blomberg
  • Ben Brandt
  • Nate Isder
  • Mark Johnson
  • Grant Larsen
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Bruce Peterson
  • Seth Schuett
  • Bob Sullivan