Pastors

Pastor Mark Aune

Senior Pastor
651-457-3373
maune@augustana.com

What I do at Augustana
As one of the pastors I am privileged to serve the congregation in preaching, teaching, pastoral care as well as leading the staff. I love the relationships with parishioners that are central to my work as a parish pastor. Walking with people as we all seek to follow Jesus is an important part of what I do and I love the fact we do it together, in community.

My favorite Bible verse
“I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:19b-20)

When I’m not at Augustana, you can find me…
On my bicycle along with my wife, Janis, or at our small lake cabin near Crane Lake in the north country where I can take a hot sauna and jump into a cold lake.

One more thing I’d like you to know
I like to read crime fiction, and two of my favorite authors are William Kent Krueger and Jo Nesbo.

Pastor Megan Torgerson

Pastor
651-457-3373
mtorgerson@augustana.com

What I do at Augustana
As the associate pastor, I have shared duties in preaching, leading worship, pastoral care, teaching, and leadership. I am involved in the confirmation program as the lead teacher on Wednesday nights. I also work closely with Children, Youth, and Family ministries and the Evangelism committee.

My favorite Bible verse
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)

When I’m not at Augustana, you can find me…
I’m usually spending time with my family. My husband, daughters, and I like to be with his family here in the Twin Cities or with my family up in the Red River Valley. I also love to travel, hike, camp, and canoe.

One more thing I’d like you to know
The rumors are true: I was Miss Minnesota 2003. I competed at Miss America! The experience changed my life, and not just because I learned to walk in heels.

Teleen Saunders

Pastoral Intern
651-457-3373
tsaunders@augustana.com

What I do at Augustana

As an intern pastor I will be doing much of what the other pastors do except I will be doing it for my first time!  My intent is to gain as much experience as I can while at Augustana.  Whether in worship, in committee, or in prayer, I’m thankful to be serving the gospel with such a welcoming and supportive church.  My door is usually open and I invite you visit or email me as we journey together in the love of Christ.

My favorite Bible verse

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)

When I’m not at Augustana, you can find me…

…spending time with my family.  We really enjoy traveling together, eating out, and playing games or watching movies.  I’m also blessed with many amazing friends.  But let’s be honest, when I’m not at Augustana I’m probably walking the dog, working in the yard, cooking, cleaning, or doing laundry.   I also like naps.

 

One more thing I’d like you to know

My first career was teaching elementary school.  I have a song for every season.