Ministry Staff & Interns


Ministry Leaders

Ministry Staff and Interns


Ministry Leaders

Steve and Kelli Saindon

Evangelist & Women’s Ministry Leader


Steve has been a Christian since 1978 when he was baptized while attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  Kelli became a disciple in August of 1982.


The Saindons’ connection with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Church of Christ extends back to 1987 when they, along with a small group of disciples planted the MSPCC.  The church quickly grew that first year and Steve and Kelli moved to serve in a number of different congregations in the quarter-century plus since then.  They have had stops in St. Louis, Vancouver, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  In 2003 the Saindons returned to Minnesota where Steve assumed the role of Evangelist for the MSPCC and Kelli assumed the role of Women’s Ministry Leader.  They have three adult children: Stevi, Kaleb, and Sadie.  Steve and Kelli currently live in Apple Valley.


Steve: 651-246-2543

Kelli: 651-353-7272


Michael and MyCresha Burns

Kingdom Teacher


Michael and MyCresha were married in 1997 in Wisconsin.  Shortly after marrying they moved to Milwaukee, WI where they were invited out to church, studied the Bible with disciples and became disciples themselves, getting baptized on the same day in 1999.


After leading the preteen ministry for several years in Milwaukee, Michael went into the full-time ministry as a campus minister and teacher, and he and MyCresha led the campus ministry there for two years.  They then moved to Appleton, WI and led the Fox Valley Church of Christ for nearly six years.  In 2012, they moved to Minnesota with Michael taking on the role of teacher.  As a kingdom teacher, Michael leads the Education Ministry in the MSPCC, as well as teaching in churches around the US and the world.  Michael and MyCresha also lead the Singles Ministry in the MSPCC.  They have two sons: Pavielle and Elijah.  Michael and MyCresha currently live in Roseville.


Michael: 920-470-0305

MyCresha: 651-202-7777


Keith and Chelsea Mudiappa

Campus Minister


Keith has been a Christian since 2000 when he was baptized in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  As a teen he moved with his family to Chicago in 2002 and he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009.  Chelsea became a disciple in 2008 in Greensboro, North Carolina during her freshman year in college.  Chelsea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013.


Keith has been in the full-time ministry since 2009.  He has led Campus Ministries at Northwestern University, Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northern Illinois University.  Keith and Chelsea were married in 2013 and moved to Minnesota shortly after that to serve in the Campus Ministry of the MSPCC.  They currently live in Dinkytown.


Keith: 708-620-0193

Chelsea: 919-523-5054


Ministry Staff & Interns

Ministry Leaders

Jim and Leanne Bishop



Jim has an Engineering Degree from Iowa State and a Masters of Project Management from Western Carolina University.  He has worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron Inc. for nearly 25 years as a project manager.  He became a disciple in Chicago in 1991 and married his wife, Leanne, in 1994.


Jim and Leanne have served in various leadership roles in a variety of places around the world including churches in Chicago, Columbia, South Carolina, Bangkok, Thailand, Cape Town, South Africa, and now in Minnesota.  They lead the Southeast family group in addition to other Deacon related responsibilities.  They have three children: Andrew, Allyson, and Hannah.  Jim and Leanne currently live in Farmington.


Tim Rawls



Tim Rawls was converted in Charleston , Illinois in 1978 and served as an intern there and as campus minister before moving to Minnesota.  He, along with his wife Deb, served the church in Minnesota in the full time ministry for a year in 1989 and were engaged in serving the church in many other ways since then.  They have 2 adult daughters: Abbi and Katie.  Deb went home to be with the Lord in 2009.  Tim faithfully serves as a house church leader and in the music ministry.  Tim is self-employed and does home remodeling work.  He currently lives in St. Louis Park.


Todd  and Michelle Viegut



Todd became a disciple in 1988 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  After becoming a disciple he transferred to the University of Minnesota where he completed a degree in Computer Science.  His wife, Michelle, was baptized into Christ in 1990 while earning a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.


Todd led the Campus Ministry for a time while at the University of Minnesota.  After getting married in 1995 he and Michelle spent some time as part of the staff in the MSPCC.  In 1997 they moved to Des Moines, Iowa to help with the Married and Singles Ministries of the Des Moines Church of Christ.  They moved back to Minnesota in 2004.  They have two children: Bryant and Anna.  Todd and Michelle oversee several family groups in the Northwest suburbs of the Metro area.  They currently live in Coon Rapids.


Kevin and Ann Wittinger



Kevin and his wife, Ann, both grew up in the Twin Cities and have lived here their entire lives.  They both received degrees from the University of Minnesota.  Both were baptized in 1993 and have been part of the MSPCC since that time.


Kevin and Ann lead a family group in the Western suburbs.  They have two children: Isaac and Alexandra.  They currently live in Delano.


Tim and Nancy Baube


Tim grew up in up-state New York and was baptized into Christ in 1983 in Boston, while attending Boston Architectural College. He later went on to get a degree in accounting from University of Massachusetts and works for Toro in Bloomington. Nancy also became a Christian as a student in Philadelphia in 1976. She moved to Boston in 1981 and attended Boston College of Pharmacy. She works as a pharmacist for Park Nicollet.

Tim and Nancy met in Boston and were married there in 1987. They have been part of the church in Minneapolis since 1991. The currently live in Bloomington and lead a family group there. They have two daughters, Sarah and Deborah, and a granddaughter, Isabella.


Ministry Leaders

Ministry Staff & Interns


Marlys Granlund

HOPE Coordinator

Leon and Susan Johnson

Teen Coordinators

Dan Julie Hokanson

Kingdom Kids Coordinators




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