Pastor Mark Schlasner was born in Oklahoma, raised in Oklahoma and Texas, and then followed his call to ministry to Minnesota. He studied philosophy and theology at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and later completed his graduate degree at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. It was during seminary he met his wife Amy Jo and they married May 2020. Pastor Mark sees ministry as walking alongside one another in our spiritual journeys. Ever since middle school, he has felt joy in God's love and wants everyone to experience it! He believes that all are welcome here at Annandale UMC to grow in their faith no matter where they are in their journey.
Linda has been the administrative assistant and financial secretary for the Annandale United Methodist Church since 2005. She resides in Annandale, previously living in Bloomington. Linda has three children and four grandchildren, all who live in the Twin Cities.
Mike has been the custodian for the Annandale United Methodist Church since 2005. He resides in Annandale with his wife, Jen and four children.