I moved from my hometown of Cleveland (Go Browns!) in 2015 to my wife Bridget's hometown of Edina in 2015. After attending Mass at Our Lady of Grace, I was struck by how the welcoming, friendly community truly made every effort to make Jesus Christ known and loved - and knew that I wanted to be part of it. Since then I have become a lector and joined Sposi Novelli, the Men's Club, and Parish Council, and look forward to the next chapter. I enjoy both playing and watching hockey (Go Wild!) and hiking in Minnesota's amazing state parks.
I have been a member of OLG since 1983 when my husband, Bill Herber, and myself were married. I am a registered nurse and graduated from St. Catherine’s University and Case Western Reserve University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees respectfully. I work at the Minnesota Department of Health as director of Health regulatory inspection programs related to hospitals, nursing homes, home care, hospice, dialysis and other providers. I currently serve as OLG Boy Scout Troop 102 Eagle coordinator. My husband and myself were mentors for engaged couples seeking marriage. We also were active in Renew and Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP). Our two children Chris and Molly graduated from OLG, St. Thomas Academy and Visitation.
Jarod and Renee Allerheiligen have been members of Our Lady of Grace since 2010. Jarod and Renee have three children attending Catholic school (ages 10, 14 and 16). Jarod began serving on the OLG Parish Council in 2016. Jarod is a CPA and partner at Grant Thornton LLP in Minneapolis. He was previously a board member of Catholic Charities and the Catholic Service Appeal of St. Paul and Minneapolis and is currently on the finance committee at Providence Academy.
I have been a member of OLG for 41 years. I am married and have two adult children and one grandson. I taught in Minneapolis Public Schools for 30 years and retired in 2002. I volunteer as a sacristan and at many Men’s Club events.
Matt Brumbaugh is married to Lori and they have been parishioners for 13 years. They have 3 kids at OLG School - Sam (7th), Caroline (5th), and Luke (K). A graduate of Marquette University, Matt works with early stage software companies helping them expand in the Midwest and coaches Edina Football. Prior to joining the Parish Council, Matt was president of the OLG Men's Club. He continues to be involved with the Men's Club. In his limited free time Matt likes to hunt, fish, and fly airplanes.
Sarah and Derek Burgess have been parishioners at Our Lady of Grace since 2013. They have 4 young children between the ages of 2 and 9, all of whom participate in the parish's wonderful Faith Formation programs. Sarah volunteers as a catechist in the various children's ministries and is an English teacher at Edina High School.
Cindy and I have been a part of the OLG Parish since 2003. Three of our children (Max - 16, Sam - 14 and Ana -11) have attended or still attend Our Lady of Grace School. We have both been active volunteers at OLG and involved in numerous ministries. I have enjoyed especially being engaged as a leader in both the Scouting Program and OLG Men's Club. This parish offers an open, friendly and spiritual community and our family is blessed to be connected to it. I very much look forward to being a member of the Parish Council to share time, perspective and ideas with the Parish leadership team as it continues to build on the special history and services of OLG.
Megan Hamman has been a member of Our Lady of Grace for 9 years and currently has a 7th grader at OLG School. It is her 2nd year on the Parish Council. We enjoy being greeters as a family and I look forward to my adoration hour each week.