John Just

John is delighted to be serving as Pastor of Timberwood Church. He is a teacher who loves encouraging others… a people person… an avid student of the Bible. He started out his career as a “numbers guy,” attending the University of MN, Duluth, 1986-1990, where he earned a Bachelors of Accounting. He earned his CPA certificate in 1992. That’s when a passion for ministry took him to Bethel Theological Seminary where he studied from 1993 to 1996 and earned a Masters of Divinity. He worked at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN and Friendship Church, Prior Lake, MN, before he was invited to be a part of Timberwood Church were he has served since 2004. He graduated with a Doctorate of Ministry at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2013; his thesis is entitled, “Creating a Biblical Vision for Timberwood Church.” He is married to Tanya and they have two children. Send John an email at

Tom Wiegand

Tom has served as pastor of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at Timberwood Church since 2006. 

He loves being a part of God’s work and watching people grow in their relationship wth Jesus Christ. Tom spent 22 years in the corporate business world and has a finance degree from San Diego State. As part of his move to ministry, Tom attended Moody Bible Institute and has earned a Masters of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary. He is married to Amy and has three children. He enjoys reading, running, and sailing. 

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Eric Holst

Eric is our Community Life Pastor hailing from Yankton, SD via the Twin Cities. He joined our staff in July of 2010. He graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a Religious Studies degree in 2002 and spent time in a variety of ministries across the country before tackling seminary at Bethel Seminary in 2006. Eric has a zeal for life and a wide variety of interests from decorating cakes to running, from roasting coffee to downhill skiing. He loves being on the water whether it be skiing, fishing, or sailing. Eric loves spending time with people and hearing about their personal journeys. Fellowship and community are two of Eric’s passions within the church body. When Eric is not working he cherishes the time that he gets to spend working outside, camping, adventuring, and living life with his wife and two kids. Send Eric and email at

Amy LaBarre

Amy is honored by the call to serve as Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Timberwood Church. She started her career as a middle school teacher and served 7 years in various public school district level administrator roles. She was called into ministry in the midst of success as an education consultant. Amy holds a degree in K-12 Education, a Masters Degree in Leadership, and Licenses for K-12 Principal and Superintendent. She is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and her mission is to encourage and support families to know and experience the love of Christ. She is married to Steve and has been blessed with four wonderful children. Send Amy an email at

Lee Wuflestad

Lee is the Music Ministry Coordinator and oversees the implementation of the music ministry as it relates to Timberwood’s corporate worship. He is passionate about leading the Body of Christ in corporate worship and through that growing together as disciples of Christ. He enjoys connecting with musicians, vocalists, and technicians as they live out the natural response to God and his story through song.

After graduating from Northwestern College (now University of Northwestern) in Roseville, MN , Lee worked in the business communities of Minneapolis and Baxter for about 10 years.  He then served as Worship Pastor to Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter, MN for 5 years and Salem Evangelical Free Church for 10 years after that.  Lee joined the Timberwood staff in 2017.

Lee is married to Holly and has three children Ellen, Laura, and Simon. He enjoys playing guitar, following sports, working out, spending time with his family, and playing basketball with his son, Simon. Send Lee an email at

Chris Swanson

Chris, Timberwood's youth intern, was born in Brainerd, MN and grew up in the Lakes area. He has traveled all over the country over the past 10 years until he found his way back home to Baxter. He went to school at Liberty University where he received a bachelor’s degree in religion and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has lived in Virginia, Colorado and Texas. Chris has many interests including fitness, computers, video games, sports, music and movies. As a people-person, he is always willing to try new things and take on more interests as he relates to new people in his life. He is thrilled to be part of Timberwood and excited about what God is doing here.

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