Church and Preschool Staff

  • Jonathan Hackbarth



    Jon has served Salem in Woodbury since 2006. He and his family are pleased to be a part of the Woodbury community and surrounding area and eager to share the love of Christ. He looks forward to meeting you personally and serving in whatever way he can. Don’t hesitate to call, email, or just stop by the church – you’ll get a warm welcome and friendly smile!

  • Jennifer Hackbarth

    Early Childhood Director & Preschool Teacher  


    Jennifer Hackbarth has served at Salem as a preschool aide and kindergarten teacher, now currently serves as the preschool director and full-day preschool teacher. She loves working with children and their families as they learn the love of Jesus in their lives. Jennifer would be happy to answer any questions you have about Salem Preschool. 

  • Heidi Wendland

    Preschool Teacher

    612-990-8802 email   

    Heidi's love for our Savior and children led her to receive a degree in education from Martin Luther College. She has taught in Salem, Oregon and in the South Washington County and South St Paul school districts. She is married to Jay and is blessed with three children: Stella, Carys and Micah. The Twin Cities has been our home for eight years.

    Heidi is excited to be a part of Salem! She looks forward to sharing God’s Word with her students and helping them grow and learn. 

  • larissa frey

    Office Manager

    651-894-9861 email

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