Church and Preschool Staff

  • Bob Beaver



    Bob began serving as Salem’s pastor in July of 2023. He’s passionate about learning about Christ in God’s Word and sharing him with others in worship and personal studies.


    Bob and his wife Samantha recently moved to Woodbury. Bob enjoys exploring and learning about the Twin Cities area, golfing, and trying new recipes.

  • Darci Shoemaker

    preschool Administrator


    Darci leads the Salem Preschool and serves as the main point of contact for enrollment, tuition and licensing. She has been involved in the preschool for over 10 years (since her kids were enrolled), and she is now in her second year as the Administrator. She can't wait to tell you more about Salem's Preschool!

    Darci has a degree in Industrial Engineering, and she has lived in Woodbury with her husband Todd and their two sons, Ryan and Alex, since 2012. She enjoys running, playing volleyball and watching her boys play their favorite sports. 

  • 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 three children, Sophia, Benjamin, and Samuel. In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family, sewing and making crafts, playing board games, and swimming.

  • Katie Fink



    Katie is a recent graduate from Martin Luther College who was called to teach in the full-day preschool room at Salem. She is excited to be working with the children and families of our school. Katie enjoys spending her free time with friends and family as well as outside in God's beautiful creation. 

  • larissa frey

    Office Manager


    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, Natalie, and Jase. During her free time, Larissa enjoys time outside, reading and being the “Mom Bus” for all her children’s extra activities.