Our Staff

Rev. Daniel Burns


Pastor Daniel Burns is a 2002 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He is married to Esther, and together they have three children: Ethan, Zachariah, and Emma. Pastor Burns completed his under-graduate work at Concordia College in Saint Paul, MN. He served previously at Immanuel Lutheran Church & School (Walker, MN) and Saint Martin Lutheran Church & School (Clintonville, WI).


Thomas Hanna
Director of Parish Music


Tom was the Director of Parish Music here at St. Pauls from 1991 to 1999, He then recieved a Divine Call to serve at Our Savior's Luthern Church and School in Lake Worth, Florida. He retired from the music ministry in 2007 after serving as Director of Parish Music/organist at Family of Christ in Ham Lake, MN. He was called out of retirement to serve at St. Paul's once again. Tom has been an organist for over 50 years, starting his career as an assistant organist at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale.  For many years he was an often requested guest organist for church services of all faiths in the Twin City area. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music, organ emphasis, and a Minor in Lutheran Confessionalism/theology from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Tom has directed many adult choirs, and started the hand bell choir here at St. Paul’s in 1995. He was invited to play as part of a recital of 20 organists at the Church of St. Roch in Paris, France in 2000. Tom is a member of the Twin City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. He is married to Debbie Hanna and has 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. 

Judy Erickson
Adminstrative Assistant


After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Teaching for Social Studies, French and German, Judy spent thirty (30) years as a manager and corporate trainer for AT&T and Qwest.  In retirement she substitute taught for District 279 for 6 years.  Ms. Erickson’s 2 children were adopted from Colombia and are now married and both live locally.  Chris (Meagan) has 1 boy and 3 girls and Jordanna (Guntis) has 2 boys and 2 girls.  Summers are dedicated to gardening, and year round it is decorative stitching or reading any book she can get her hands on.  She is Region Representative for the state of Minnesota for the Embroiders Guild of America (EGA), for the St. Paul (MN) Chapter.  She has invested time in researching her father’s family history and as a result has spent much time in Sweden meeting cousins and reconnecting with families and having them visit the Minnesota branch.  She has been St. Paul’s Administrative Assistant since 2011 and a member of the congregation since 1992.

Bonnie Faue
Wedding / Funeral Coordinator


Bonnie has been a member of St. Paul's for 50+ years. During that time she has served in a variety of ways. Currently, she enjoys preparing the chancel area both for the church year and seasonally, also assisting in the preparation and serving of themed Lenten soup suppers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Augsburg college.

She is widowed, with 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.