Shari Luebbert, Lead Pastor
Shari is a dreamer of Kingdom ideas that make experiencing Jesus a part of everyday life. She has a BA in Urban Education with a specialty in Child and Family Education, and a master’s degree in Religion with a specialty in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. Prior to launching Tapestry, she was Pastor of Women, Children and Families at NewDay Church in New Prague, and Children's Director at South Metro Vineyard Church in Burnsville. In addition to pastoring Tapestry, Rick and Shari own Firefly Coffee Co. in downtown Elko New Market.
Rick Luebbert, Executive Pastor
A pastor’s son, Rick grew up learning how to operate a church. He later served on the deacon board for a large regional church, which gave him additional perspective on church leadership. Today, he oversees Tapestry’s operations, including interfacing with the board, overseeing the financials and ensuring the day-to-day operations are managed with integrity. In his “other” career, Rick has spent more than 25 years in the technology industry and is currently a district manager for Hewlett Packard Inc.
Nicolette Benoit, Youth Director
A native of St. Cloud, Minn., Nicolette has an enormous love of life and the outdoors, and for youth. She leads our FUZE youth in growing in their relationships with God and each other through interactive discussions, fun activities, outreach and worship. She earned her degree in elementary education from St. Cloud State University and served as a missionary and teacher in the Philippines for two years following graduation. She was an intern with Tapestry prior to being named Youth Director. On most Sundays, you’ll find her playing keyboards alongside her fiance and our worship leader, Aaron.
Aaron Kranz, Worship Leader
Aaron grew up in St. Peter, Minnesota, and got his start on worship teams when he was invited to fill in on multiple music teams at Potters House of Prayer, a prayer room in Mankato that provides an environment of constant prayer, worship and reflection. He played drums, bass guitar and acoustic guitar, making him a versatile addition to the worship teams. Prior to joining Tapestry, Aaron served on the worship team for New Day Church in New Prague. In his spare time, Aaron manages an active online gaming community as “Stirfriday.”
Rachelle Brown, Children’s Leader
Rachelle is the third generation of her family to work in the church. This young mother for four active kids ensures our children’s ministry is both fun and meaningful for a growing community of kids. Prior to helping at Tapestry, she served in administrative roles at another area church.
Lynda Iglesia, Soul Care Director
Lynda holds a dual master’s degree in psychological services and addiction studies. She describes herself as a survivor seeking God who is using her mixed bag of experience, skills, passions and academic prowess for something of value and eternal significance.