Church and Preschool Staff


    INTERIM Pastor


    Dave has served as Salem's interim pastor since 2021. His greatest joys in ministry are preaching and sharing God’s Word with individuals and families in a personal manner. He also serves as the pastor at Christ the Lord in Cottage Grove, MN. 

    God has blessed Dave and his wife Rachel with three children: Gabrielle (10), Asher (8), and Anna (4). Dave loves living in the Twin Cities area and enjoys going to Wild hockey games, plays at the Guthrie, playing board games with the kids, and walking tours. 

  • darci shoemaker

    preschool administrator  


  • nikki grunwald

    Preschool Teacher


    Nikki has served as Salem’s Half-Day Preschool Teacher since 2020. Nikki loves working with the children at Salem Preschool. She enjoys helping children conquer new things and teaching them about how much Jesus loves them.

    Nikki is married to her husband, Tim, and they have two children, Sophia and Benjamin. In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family, sewing and making crafts, playing board games, and swimming.

  • larissa frey

    Office Manager & preschool teacher


    Larissa helps to keep Salem's mission moving forward by managing key functions and administrative duties. 

    Over the years Larissa has had a variety of experiences working with children in school settings. She started working as an aide in the preschool at Salem in 2020. She enjoys getting to know all the children’s fun personalities and listening to them sing praises to Jesus.

    Larissa and her husband Adam have been blessed with three children, Evan (12), Natalie (10), and Jase (7). During her free time Larissa enjoys time outside, reading and being the “Mom Bus” for all her children’s extra activities.