Meet your HOuse Group leaders

Each House Group consists of around 25 people who meet together weekly in a house of someone from Mercy Hill or at Mercy Hill Church. Half the night is spent doing large group activities such as eating great snacks, hanging out together, listening to a short teaching and listening to a faith story from someone in the group. The other half of the time is spent in smaller (4-8 people) men's and women's groups. In these smaller groups, we open up the Bible, and begin to apply it to our daily lives. While the large group setting allows you to meet a lot of different people, the small groups allow you to get to know a few people really well.


We are so excited for this new season in our community and for your to get to know your house group leaders. 

Below is a bit about each of them!

the andrews' house group

Tell us about you/your family

We are the Andrews—Braydon, Jenna, Kip (9 years), Lucy (7 years) and Scout (1 year, miniature poodle). We live in Minnetonka, our kids go to Clear Springs Elementary and participate in the Spanish Immersion Program.  Braydon works for Cargill, is a Virginia Tech Alum and originally from Roanoke, VA. Jenna is a home hospice nurse for Park Nicollet, a St Olaf alum and originally from Edina, MN. 


Favorite Summer Memory

We love sharing our pool with neighbors, new and old friends, and family.  We also travel to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia each summer to visit our  family—every trip is complete with a daily visit from an ice cream boat!


What's one book that's made an impact on you in the last 5 years?

We read Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage” prior to getting married, it has given us an incredible foundation and a book we reference frequently. ”Bible Infographics for Kids” is a favorite among our family and kids.


Tell us about any hobbies

Braydon is truly an adult camp counselor around our home, he is a great craftsman and always finding an activity for everyone.  Jenna loves to read, enjoys a good art project, can be found organizing and is always up for a deep conversation.  We love running together and hiking National Parks.  Kip is a great chess player, a lego master and wants to build robots when he grows up.  Lucy already has her life planned as a professional horse back rider, dog groomer and owner of at least three dozen animals—all while wearing pink cowgirl boots and a tutu. 


What's one thing you're most excited about for this house group?

We cherish community and are excited to build relationships with other families at Mercy Hill.  We believe our faith grows best in a company of our church, we are excited for a space to build trust, strengthen relationships and support one another through all of life’s adventures.


Braydon & Jenna's House Group meets on Sunday from 2:30-4pm at Mercy Hill. Childcare is provided.

STEPHEN'S HOUSE GROUP

Tell us about yourself

My name is Stephen Anderson, and I am a software engineer. I live in Hopkins, and have been attending Mercy Hill for about five years and really love this community.


Favorite Summer Memory

One of my favorites summer memories is a trip that my entire extended family took to Alaska. The long days and beautiful scenery were pretty unbeatable.


What's one book that's made an impact on you in the last 5 years?

A book that has had a major impact on my in the last five years is, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.


Tell us about any hobbies

Some of my hobbies are: playing rec softball and volleyball, watching live music, and biking.


What's one thing you're most excited about for this house group?

The thing I am most excited for with house group is more people at Mercy Hill getting to make connections and share their lives with each other.


Stephen's House Group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm at the Schommer's Home in Minnetonka.

HUNTER'S HOUSE GROUP

Tell us about you/your family

Evan and Becky Hunter have been married 25 years. They have three sons, Austin(18) Caleb(16) and Micah(13). The Hunters live in Minnetonka where they love to spend time outdoors, camping, hiking, skiing and exploring. 


Favorite Summer Memory

This summer they enjoyed a family trip to Colorado and spent two weeks serving/attending a family camp in Wisconsin where Evan and Becky met!


What's one book that's made an impact on you in the last 5 years?

Influential authors in their life include, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, St. Augustine and Henri Nouwen. Their boys’ names/middle names reflect this. Favorite short story: The Great Stone Face by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 


Tell us about any hobbies

They don’t really have hobbies, but Becky does enjoy gardening, singing and cooking and Evan roasts a mean coffee bean and has a treasure trove of movie quotes and Calvin and Hobbes illustrations on instant recall. 


What's one thing you're most excited about for this house group?

Evan and Becky are excited for this house group to become a place where individuals and families can do Life Together. They look forward to seeing God do great things in the lives of our Mercy Hill community through our investment in one another. 


The Hunter's House Group meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm at the Eaton's home in Minnetonka,

Toni's HOUSE GROUP

Tell us about you/your family

Husband, Shane--who just started a new job in Chicago this week! Daughters, Tori (22) and Abbie (20) and son Parker (15) at Minnetonka HS


Favorite Summer Memory

Every summer of high school, I was a lifeguard at the local pool. Best job ever! 


What's one book that's made an impact on you in the last 5 years? 

Only One!? Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo


Tell us about any hobbies! 

I love to read, to bake, to be with my friends and my family, traveling to National Parks and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.


What's one thing you're most excited about for this house group? 

People, again!