About Us

Jill

Jill grew up in Tucson, Arizona with two older brothers and her parents. She loves sports and especially cheers for Minnesota Teams (Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves) and the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). Jill enjoys working at St. Anthony Park Lutheran where she is a Lutheran pastor. In her spare time she watches clips from The Ellen Show, plays flag football, challenges Gretchen to board game tournaments, snuggles with Petunia, and eats plenty of ice cream.

Favorite Movie

A League of Their Own

Favorite Season

March Madness

Favorite Hobby

Following her favorite sports teams

Favorite Place Jill has Traveled

Thailand

Favorite Food

Thai

Gretchen

Gretchen grew up in Northfield, Minnesota (town of Cows, Colleges, and Contentment) with her younger brother and parents. She identifies as a nerd and loves reading (especially Young Adult fiction and fantasy novels). Gretchen works at House of Hope Lutheran Church in New Hope as a Lutheran Pastor. In her spare time she likes to sit in the sunshine (preferably with coffee), eat Haribo gummy bears, make her friends laugh, walk around Lake Como (with Petunia and Jill), beat Jill at board games, and shimmy to her heart’s content in Zumba classes.

Favorite Disney Movie

Mulan

Favorite Season

Birthday Month (May)

Favorite Hobby

Reading outside

Favorite Place Gretchen has Traveled

Brazil

Favorite Food

Pizza

Petunia

Petunia is a rescue dog that Jill and Gretchen adopted when she was 5 years old. She’s now 10! She is a cuddly cocker spaniel who does great with kids, especially when they drop food for her. Yum!

Favorite Hobby

Sleeping on the couch

Favorite Place Petunia has Traveled

The North Shore of Lake Superior

Favorite Food

Everything