We are a small (but mighty) team of talented professionals who want to help you on your faith journey. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Anita Beste

Interim Pastor

Rev. Anita Beste recently retired after serving as a pastor for 22 years with three churches: Cambridge Lutheran in Cambridge, Prince of Peace in Roseville, and St. Mark in Circle Pines (interim). Anita was raised in Nebraska, attended college at Valparaiso University, lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a young adult, and made Minnesota her home since coming to study at Luther Seminary in 1990.  She and her husband, Steve, have 3 daughters all of whom live in Boston — so they visit there as often as they can.  As an Interim Pastor Anita enjoys exploring together how God is shaping us and leading us into ministry in the future.

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Katie Weber

Director of Ministry & Communications

Katie joined the staff of Living Waters in October 2018. Her passion is helping people find a place to be connected within the body of Christ. Katie, her husband and two teenagers live in Centerville and are deeply rooted in the community.

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Ellie Lehn

Music Director

Ellie joined the staff at Living Waters in January of 2020. She was raised in Lino Lakes and attended Centennial High School. She went on to study music at Luther College where she concentrated on clarinet and vocal studies. Ellie enjoys helping people to share their creativity through music.

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Angela Coon

Children’s Ministry Director

Angela joined the staff at Living Waters in September 2019, although she has been a member since 2007. Angela is also a paraprofessional in the Centennial Area School District. She and her daughter, Britta live in Blaine.

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Eric Gustafson

Seminary Student

Eric has been with Living Waters since September of 2018. He spends his days working as a landscaper, running the family business and his nights studying for his Master of Divinity Degree at Luther Seminary. Eric and his two young adult daughters live in North Branch.

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Amy Kuehl


Amy has been on staff at Living Waters since 2017. She is the finance manager for a Chiropractic Clinic in Blaine and handles the books at another church. When Amy isn’t juggling her three jobs she can be found at wrestling tournaments around the country watching her son’s matches.

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Autum Barbato

Nursery Care Coordinator

Autum joined the Living Waters staff as the Nursery Care Coordinator in fall of 2019. She has experience working in childcare centers and hopes to be a pediatric nurse someday. Autum lives in Hugo with her boyfriend, Alex and rescue kitty Scarlett.

John Graupman


John joined the staff of Living Waters in the fall of 2019. John also works as a Custodian for a large Lutheran church in Maple Grove. He is a familiar face around Living Waters and has been attending the men’s bible study for years. He also coordinates the N/A and Al-Anon program on Friday nights at Living Waters.

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