Meet the Leadership


CHURCH STAFF

  • Paul Mcvety

    senior pastor

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    Education:

    College degrees in Ministry and Agriculture (essential for shepherding flocks)


    Family: 

    Wife – Kim

    Sons – Liam, Jude and Asher

    Exotic Pets – the three listed under “Sons”


    I still can’t look at the words “Senior Pastor” next to my name without laughing. This could only be God’s doing! To my surprise and delight, God brought me to Chapel Hill Church to be their pastor and I couldn’t be happier with what He’s done. From Vancouver, Canada (where I grew up) to Haiti (where I served as an agricultural missionary and met my wife) to Minnesota (college), to Senegal, West Africa (where we served for five years), and now back to Minnesota. What a journey! And God used all that to prepare me to serve this church.


    I love God, my perfect Father. I love my wife Kim. I love my boys Liam, Jude and Asher. I love this church and what God is doing here. It’s a community where we’re growing in our relationships with Him. He’s teaching us how to truly love each other and be His family. And He’s showing us what He has created us to do. We actually get to be a part of God’s mission in this world, from our neighborhoods to places around the world!


    Come and see what God is doing here. We’ll do everything we can to show you who God is, to demonstrate His love for you, and to discover with you the mission He’s created us for.

  • Jamie Buchanan

    Student and Family Ministry Pastor

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    Education: 

    University of Northwestern, degrees in Youth Ministry and Christian Education


    Family: 

    Wife – Pam

    Children: Wyatt and Paisley


    I grew up in a small town in Maine. Yes, I like lobster and Moxie. In high school, I was privileged to have a pastor who poured time into me and encouraged me to pursue youth ministry – a job I didn’t know existed since churches where I lived were so small they only had one pastor. God brought me to Minnesota to study at UNW where I met my wife, Pam. We have two amazing kids. I have had the privilege to serve as a Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Associate Church Planter, and Associate Pastor in several different churches, both rural and urban. I am passionate about encouraging students, their parents, and youth leaders to pursue God and authenticity in their relationships, and I love developing leaders!  



  • Laurie Oliver Boyd

    Children and Family Ministry Director

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    Family:

    Husband - Ron     

    Children – Tristan and his wife Charlotte

                       Mackenzie and her husband Beto

                       Aidan


    Early life for me was all about family. In my home three generations lived under one roof and worked together toward a common goal. But soon the time came for me to leave our small dairy farm in rural Wisconsin to experience life in the big city and so I arrived in St. Paul to begin the journey of higher education at Bethel College (now university). In four short years I obtained a degree and a husband and headed out on international short term missions. After returning from that whirlwind first year of marriage my husband Ron and I settled into jobs and figuring out what God had for us. My husband became an elementary school teacher and I eventually became a homeschooling mom to our three wonderful kids. 


    Family has always been very important to me and through the years of raising my own children God has given me a passion to equip the families of Chapel Hill as they learn and grow together. I love learning and I love kids. Nothing is better than sitting in a room full of kids and teaching them in ways that honors each of them as individuals. 


    Here at Chapel Hill your kids will learn how they fit into God’s big story and parents will be equipped and encouraged to disciple their children along the way. 


  • tyler terry

    production lead

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    I have been coming to Chapel Hill since I was five years old and have a deep love and connection to this church. My wife Kelsey and I have two fur babies (aka dogs) and live about five minutes from church. Kelsey and I love to travel the world, we are definitely self proclaimed foodies and love having people over to play games and do life with.


    How I got started in production starts with a red electric guitar from Walmart that I got when I turned 16 and I was definitely ready to rock (or so I thought lol)! That turned into playing for the youth group band here at CHC and overtime morphed into a production role which is what I am really passionate about. I believe that production is a form of worship and it is something I take seriously and have a blast doing at the same time! I am really looking forward to the future and being a part of this team here at CHC!


  • Sarah Stejskal

    Children's Praise N' Rainbows Director

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    My passion for children and my passion for Christ make my job fun and rewarding. I couldn't imagine working anywhere else than here at CHC. I'm a trained professional in the are of kissing injuries, making dinner and helping with homework at the same time, turning frowns to smiles and of course all projects requiring glue. In other words I am know as mom, wife and child of God. 


    I enjoy dates with my husband Clay, and laughing uncontrollably with our kids, Haley, Thane, Noah, Ava and Elle. In the rare moments I have to myself I love to read, shop and knock things off my 'bucket list'.

  • Kim klayum

    Church Administrator

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    Family: 

    Husband – Mark

    Children – Megan and husband Brian

                      Rachel and husband Jacob


    Chapel Hill has been my church home since 1997!  Wow - That is a long time!  I love that this is a church that teaches and preaches living life according to the truths of the Bible. 

    I have a wonderful husband and  two beautiful daughters who both love the Lord.  Mark and I are now embracing and enjoying the empty nest as our daughters have married and moved on; one living in Idaho and one in France with our first grandson.  We are now enjoying travel, eating out, gardening and leading the Home Groups ministry at CHC.


Worship Leaders

At Chapel Hill Church we are blessed to have a volunteer worship team with three amazing and talented leaders that rotate leading throughout the year.

  • Peter Herzog

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    I love our church family. We have grown so much here! My wife Joy and I began working student ministries at Chapel Hill in 1998 and we have continued to plug ourselves in ever since. The passion of our family is centered around worshiping God, taking the Bible and bible study seriously, and looking for ways that we can impact those immediately around us. Chapel Hill has been critical to the development of those passions and we hope you will experience the same growth. We have two elementary aged girls, Grace and Sydney, and we live in South Minneapolis.

  • Lucita Lepisto

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    This world, has nothing that it can offer you, which is greater than Gods love. Do you believe that? Frankly, for me that statement did not come without much strife, pain and doubt. In the beginning, I did not accept any of it. If you are a part of that population, that thinks His love is not for you - you are not alone. Understand, we live in a place that is broken as a result of sin. But, also understand..We are His workmanship. Created in Christ Jesus. Therefore, He cannot bear to stay away from us. He cannot leave one of His, behind. His zealous passion for us, will not leave us dead, within ourselves! Jesus is relentless. He is faithful. He is powerful. He reaches us in our deepest pits- piercing sin and breaking chains. This living Messiah, is actively coming back, to pull us up and restore what we have lost. His desire is to make us right with Him. And, He is looking for our hearts.

    Chapel Hill church has been leading people into flourishing relationships with Jesus Christ for years. I have experienced this first hand. Come, drop in. There is a place at God's table for you.

    I met my husband, Jeremy, in the 8th grade. We have 3, high/middle school age, children; one hamster and one rescue dog. We live in a tiny house in Apple Valley that is full of music, laughing, crying, fighting, forgiving, and utter silliness.


    Favorite Place: Libraries

    Favorite Food: Sugar

    Favorite Things: Laughing. Reading. Hearing others testimonies. Doing life with my kids and mentoring other peoples kids. Exploring the woods. Making up random silly songs. Quoting lines from movies.


    "The most freeing thing about worship is that its not about you". -Best quote ever

    (We are simply stewards of God's glory.) 

  • Matt & Alicia Klein

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    We are volunteer worship leaders and have been members of the Chapel Hill Church family since 2019! Ever since we were high school sweethearts at the age of 16, we have been involved in music and have used our skills to worship our Savior. Wherever God has led us in our lives in the last 15 years, our love for intentional music has given us joy to draw other's attention to the only Person who deserves our praise! We have two young children, Ethan and Evy, who are strong and hilarious and keep us on our toes. We live in Apple Valley and enjoy all things active: biking, hiking, kayaking, tennis, snowboarding. Jesus is our everything and may we, in all things, bring glory to Him!

Elder Board

  • Paul McVety

    Pastor

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  • Peter Herzog

    Elder Chair

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  • Jamie Buchanan

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  • Craig

    Dorn

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  • Phil

    nelson

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  • John

    Swanson

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  • Randy

    Thiele

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  • paul

    Tommerdahl

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