Staff

Pastor Rollie Mossberg

Pastor Rollie comes to Salem Road Covenant Church with over three decades of pastoral experience, a deep love for communicating God’s Word, and a passion for developing healthy missional churches. He has earned degrees from Northwestern College—St. Paul, MN (B.A.), Bethel Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and North Park Theological Seminary (M. Cert. – Congregational Vitality).…

Joel Osterlund

Pastor Joel has 22 years of ministry experience and a master’s degree in Christian formation degree from North Park Seminary. He has lived in MN his whole life, mostly in central or northern MN, so he and his family enjoy the “southern” climate in Rochester (There really was not a spring season in Duluth). He…

Les Pearson

Pastor Les was Salem Road’s pastor from 1990 to 1995, after which he retired from full-time ministry. He also served Covenant churches in River Falls, WI; Excelsior, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Santa Barbara, CA; and Blaine, MN.  After retiring, he was the interim pastor in several area churches.  Pastor Les and his wife, Roz, then…

Shannon Richardson

Shannon is a Rochester native, a member of Rochester Covenant Church, and the newest person on the Salem Road staff! She graduated from Samford University (Alabama) in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in music and went on to earn two master’s degrees (in archaeology and in teaching).  She teaches in her own piano studio and is…