Staff

Pastor Moss

Pastor

Rev. Mark Evan Moss grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from Abraham Lincoln Sr. High in Bloomington, Mn. and then from Concordia College St. Paul, Minnesota in 1981with a BA degree.  He completed his Master of Divinity studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Mark Moss served his first pastorate in Canada where he was a part-time pastor and part-time missionary-at-large for the Minnesota North District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) from DEC 1986 to DEC 1987.  In JAN 1988 he joined Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) and worked on the Limba language project in Sierra Leone, West Africa from 1990 to 1993.  In 1994 he served one year as an Interim Pastor in Minnesota. 

Mark was accessioned onto active duty as an Army chaplain on 8 January 1995.  He served as a battalion chaplain for 5 different battalions, over 10 years.  He then went on to serve as the Command Chaplain for the Army Service Component Command called Space Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.  He then served as a Brigade Chaplain for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Riley, KS and next as the Brigade Chaplain for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Germany.    Finally, Chaplain Moss served finally as the Pastoral Care Coordinator for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State.

During his 20-year Army Career, Mark served on a 6-month peace-keeping tour in Kosovo, a 1-year hardship tour in South Korea, two 1-year combat tours in Iraq, and was stationed for almost 6 years with his family in Germany. 

After the Army Mark worked for the LCMS Office of International Missions in West Africa.  He was a Theological Educator in Nigeria and Ghana, and then moved to Sierra Leone where he helped with the LCMS re-entry and missions restart in the country until December of 2017.  Mark served for a year as the vacancy pastor for Mount Moriah Lutheran church in Byron, Minnesota.  He was installed at Mount Calvary Lutheran church in Richfield on 16 December 2018.

Mark is married to Susan (nee Berg) from Maplewood, MN, and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Marisa Trowbridge

Director/Morning Lead Teacher

Marisa graduated from Concordia University in Seward, NE with a Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma and a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  Marisa began her career teaching 4 year olds at a private preschool in Kansas City, MO.  Two years later she was called to teach preschool at Trinity Lutheran School in Boone, IA.  After teaching preschool in Iowa for six years, Marisa was called to be director and lead teacher of Mt. Calvary’s Preschool.  This September she will begin her 13th year here at Mt. Calvary.

Andy Olson

Youth Director

I have been a member at Mt. Calvary since 2007 and I have been the Director of Youth since 2009. I married my wife Rosie at Mt. Calvary in 2007 and our son Josh was born in 2014. I graduated from Northwestern College in St Paul with a Youth Ministries major and I also have a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University St Paul. My full time work is teaching preschool age children at Open Arms, an LCMS early childhood center in Bloomington. At Mt. Calvary I teach a youth Bible class on Sunday mornings during the school year and we have monthly youth events. I also play guitar and sing at the contemporary service. I enjoy watching sports, reading, having campfires in the backyard, and just being with my family.

David Straiton

Music Director

I am a life-long member of Mt. Calvary and feel blessed to have served as the Director of Parish Music since 1995. I was given my first opportunity to play the organ for this congregation at a very young age on Christmas Eve.  All these years later, Christmas Eve service is one of my very favorites. I am surrounded by numerous musicians that all work together to provide both traditional and contemporary music for worship as well as opportunities for enthusiastic Vocal and Handbell choirs. In our sanctuary, we enjoy a beautiful 25 rank pipe organ, two pianos, guitar, and electronic drum set, three octaves of handbells and various other instruments. ~ Soli Deo gloria

Karen Rehwaldt

Church Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Richfield and have been a member at Mt. Calvary for over 60 years. I have been married to my husband Sidney for 44 years. We have four grown children and six grandchildren. I have been the Administrative Assistant for Mt. Calvary for almost 25 years.