Olson OliveOlive Olson - President

I joined Mt Zion in 1983 and I have served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and I have served on the council many times representing Outreach, Christian Ed and Worship and Music.  I am also part of Mt Zion’s Tone Chimes, our card ministry,  the book club and Bill and I have been part of the Sinners Dinner group since it began.   My husband Bill and I have blended our families and we are blessed with 4 children and 8 grandchildren.  Life is good!


Jim GelinaJim Gelina - Vice - President


Our family relocated from Iowa to Hudson in 2005 and joined Mt Zion soon after.  Our family consists of myself, Nicole, and our two children: Megan who is a junior at Iowa State University and Christopher a senior at Hudson High School.  Our family has been involved in many activities at Mt Zion: Habitat for Humanity, various Church Council positions, Relay for Life, Food Shelf, etc…   You can find Nicole in the children's section at the Hudson Library and I am employed at Andersen Windows in Research and Development.  During the summer, look for me riding my Harley around Hudson.




2018-02-22 19Stacie Nelson

 My name is Stacie Nelson and I've been a member of Mt. Zion for a little over a year. I was born in River Falls, Wisconsin and that is where I currently live. I have a husband named Tony and a 4-year old named Sullivan (Sully). 

Jackie AndersonJackie Anderson

 We moved to Hudson in 1999 for a job opportunity for me, and now for the last 17 years I have been working in Eden Prairie!!  I am down to just 3 days a week.  We were blessed with our first Great Grandson - Henry this year.  What a joy.  I have been on Council before - once in Outreach and once on Finance.   My business background is mostly finance so it is a good fit.  We love Mt Zion and appreciate the love that has been shown us in the tough times.  What a group.


jim letourneauJim Letourneau

Linda and I were both born and raised in White Bear Lake within a mile of each other. We’ve been married almost 44 years. We have a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren all living in the Twin Cities area. I recently retired from a career in manufacturing, spending the last 25 years managing a company in River Falls.


Linda and I joined Mt. Zion about two years ago. It was our goal to be very active in our new congregation volunteering where our time and talents can be put to use. Our goals are being achieved in many ways. We truly enjoy this congregation.

Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders


I am retired from the railroad after 42 years. My wife Paula and I were married at Mt. Zion five years ago.  We stay busy with our six grandkids. In my spare time I am always fixing things so serving on the Property Committee is a good fit for me. In the summertime you will find me with my wife out driving the Corvette. 




Kendra Margl

I was born and raised just south of Hudson, attended Hudson schools, and was confirmed at Mt. Zion.  After graduating from high school, I moved to the Twin Cities, and got a job at 3M.   3M is where I met my husband Jim (a.k.a. Stan).  In 1999 we built a house in the Houlton area, where we currently reside.   In 2005, after a lapse of many years of not attending church, I visited Mt. Zion, and it was just liked I remembered it.  Many of the faces the same, thankfully many new, but still the warm and inviting place it had always been.  I love coming home every Sunday.  Our family consists of a dog and two cats, which keep me active and outdoors.  I enjoy being outside, walking Mattie, listening to the sounds, feeling the sun on my face, it makes me smile.  I am now retired, enjoying my walks, volunteering for a respite program once a week, during the summer I volunteer for a senior organization that takes seniors out on the St. Croix for a little fishing or a boat ride.  I participate at the food shelf, bell ringing, blood drives, and habitat builds so being on the Outreach Committee was a good fit for me.

Deb Miller

I am married to David (42) years, we have 2 children both are married, Cassandra and Andrew, and 3 grandchildren ages 2-19.  Love spending time with family!  The best!

We have lived in Hudson for 22 years, before Wi., Iowa for 10 1/2, and grew up in Southern Mn- Welcome/Trimont area.

I work at Walmart here in Hudson, been there for 22 years, (thought it was just going to be a part time job!  LOL!!!

I love clowning!!!!! My name is Cocoa!!  Love doing parades, program at nursing and assistant living homes.  Love seeing the smiles from young to old!!  Dave and I both love to travel.  Purchased a travel trailer and started to do the camping or should I say the glamping!  It's fun to explore! Mt Zion feels like home to us, exceited about getting involved with the church more!



DSCN4343 2Judy Meincke

 I retired in 2013 from my job as an elementary school teacher in Hudson.  I joined Mt. Zion in 1980 and over the years I've been involved with various youth activities and Sunday School programs.  I enjoy being involved with my church on our yearly summer Habitat for Humanity trip.  I love to sew, and enjoy making quilts, and sewing items to send overseas.   I enjoy being a confirmation mentor and attending the various bible studies.   My husband, Carl, and I have been involved in our church dinner club, "Sinners' Dinners" for years.  My four adult sons were baptized and confirmed here.  Mt. Zion has been my "home" for nearly 40 years and I consider Mt. Zion's members to be part of my family.   I am currently one of two leaders on the Worship and Music Committee. 

IMG 1809Scott Johnson

My wife Sandy and I moved to Hudson in 2013 from Cottage Grove, Mn. We both grew up in Grantsburg, Wi and have been married for 32 years. We have two grown children, daughter Casey (and her husband Casey!) and son Dustin, and one grandchild – Faith.  I am a Sourcing Team Manager at 3M Company and have been with the company for 32 years. In my spare time I enjoy motorcycle riding and hunting and shooting at my cabin near Trade River, Wi. Sandy and I enjoy travelling in our spare time.  After a short search, we joined Mt. Zion in about 4 years ago, and really enjoy the feel and style of the church and congregation. It brings me back to my original church, Zion Lutheran of Trade Lake, Wi.




Mary Stanton

Hi! My name is Mary. My husband, Mike, and I have two beautiful daughters; Stella is eight years old, and Lucy is five years old. We joined the Mt. Zion family in 2015. We feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful and welcoming church. Thank you! I am a certified medical assistant, and I am in the middle of schooling to be an RN. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and being a Girl Scout troop leader. 

DREIERAndrea Dreier

 My husband, Tim, and I moved to Hudson in 2012. We have two children, Brooke, age 16, and Nils, age 11. For 21 years, I have taught Spanish at Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Since joining Mt. Zion, it has been my pleasure to help with the singing during Sunday School. I also sing with the choir when I am available. I have served on a couple different committees and I am currently a council representative from the Christian Education and Activity board. My family is blessed to be a part of our church family and the Hudson community.



samSam Johnson

My name is Sam Johnson, I am 16 years old, and I am a sophomore at Hudson High School. My family and I have been going to Mt. Zion for about 8 years now and have always been very involved and present in church. At school I am involved in: Jazz Band, Choir, Orchestra, Student Council, and tennis. I enjoy mountain biking, golfing, and tennis.


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