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Andrea Dreier

I am a high school Spanish teacher and have been teaching at Apple Valley High School since 1997. I enjoy reading, cooking, watching documentaries (usually about food) traveling with students to Spain and most importantly, being with my family. My husband, Tim, and I moved to Hudson in 2012. We started to look for a church and discovered Mt. Zion. After the first service, we knew we had found our new church home and family. It’s been a joy to participate in different committees and groups. I look forward to the coming year on church council and working with amazing people. 




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I am originally from North Dakota but have lived in the Twin Cities area since 2006. I met my husband, Bryan, through a friend from North Dakota who also married a guy originally from Hudson. The rest, as they say, is history! 


Bryan and I have one daughter, Sydney, who is in 2nd grade. I work as a nurse in St. Paul, and when I am not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy swimming, reading, and watching TV.  Our family joined Mt Zion in 2019 and have found a nice community here. I look forward to continuing to serve on the Council!




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 I grew up in Hudson and have attended Mt. Zion since the mid 1960's and have enjoyed the family atmosphere for all of these years.  After marrying Cindy, she also joined Mt. Zion and we raised our three daughters in the church as well.  I build the Faith Chests that our congregation gives to celebrate baptisms.  Besides woodworking, I enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, playing competitive volleyball and coaching track at Hudson High School.  Cindy and I have also enjoyed hiking in some of our wonderful national parks and hope to do more of that in retirement.

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Moved to Hudson in 2000.  Both Gina and I grew up in South Metro, New Prague and Rosemont.  Have 2 wonderful daughters  Anna 15 and Zoey 5. I enjoy downhill skiing and riding motorcycle.   Love being part of a small church where everyone knows each other.   I look forward to the coming year on the church council.  




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Linda Letourneau


Married to Jim since 1974, 2 very grown kids live in cities with our pretty big 5 grandkids.  I retired in my 50’s from office management and real estate to pursue more volunteerism in our community.  Our extremely cute 10 pounds of love dog, Charley, keeps us smiling!

We joined the church 2015 after visiting others and kept coming back to the friendliest church in the community. We joined and jumped right in for service and volunteering.  I recently finished 3 years on the Nominating Committee, been active on Outreach committee for 6 years, currently Fellowship Lead and community garden.  We are both on Worship team for Leads, Ushering and I read.

I call Mt. Zion, “The little church that could”! 

We both value the spiritual growth from our gifted Pastor’s uplifting sermons, accepting church challenges of service and our church family support and joy.  We are blessed!

Philippians 4:13 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


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Hi, my name is Corrine Owens and I am married to Luke Owens. Together we have an amazing son, Jack. We joined Mt. Zion in 2021, but have been attending since 2019. Our family participates as greeters and by hosting a few fellowships throughout the year. 

Outreach Co-Chair is my first experience on church council, and I am excited to see what God can do! 


Outside of Church our family enjoys cross country and downhill skiing, the Minnesota United Soccer Club and the many activities that Jack participates in at any given time. I personally love to read and get away to our family lake cabin. 


We are very happy to be part of this church community. 



Kathy Opland


Dennis and I have lived in Hudson for 18 years, after living in Stillwater for 35 years.  We joined Mt. Zion because two of our four daughters were members with their families. Along with the four daughters (who live close by), we have 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.




I've been actively involved with Second Mile Haiti since they began their mission. I also currently serve on the audit committee. In my leisure time, I enjoy knitting, quilting and am an avid Mahjongg player.




MicMic Hanson



Hello. I'm Michelle (Mic) Hanson and I am honored to be on the church council this year on the Worship & Music Committee.  I spent the last year as the Finance Committee chair and 2 years as the chair for the Outreach Committee and am looking forward to learning more about how the Worship & Music Committee plays a role in our church.


I'm married to Einar Hanson and we have 2 adult children, Marit and Britta and several grandcats so far.  We enjoy being part of the Mt Zion community as well as being active outdoors, dancing, gardening, kayaking, and making great food Smile






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Luke Bogusz


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