Pastor Tom Asbury was born in Cincinnati Ohio. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Miami University (Ohio) and a Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. He began at Eastridge Community Church in March 2010 and is very excited for what the future holds for Eastridge and Duluth.
Pastor Tom, his wife Lindsey, kids Isabella, Blake and Gideon are passionate about community and living the life that Jesus calls us to. Their vision for the purpose of the church is an intentional community of people following the teachings of Jesus Christ. This obviously moves us beyond just attending Church on Sundays to being the Church in their community throughout the week.
Above all, Pastor Tom and the staff at Eastridge want your faith to be real. The messages on Sunday focus on how to apply your faith to your daily life. We hope that when you come to Church on Sundays, that you laugh, think and enjoy your faith.
Justin Huibregtse Associate Pastor
Justin is a native of Minnesota but has lived in various parts of the country and finally settling back in his home state in 2003. While living in other parts of the country, he was introduced to God and the Gospel through Young Life where he soon became a volunteer leader in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he went to college.
In college he met his wife Sarah and also began working the Navigators campus ministry. Justin then came on staff with the Navigators two years following graduating where he focused on discipling students, leadership development, and evangelism on campus.
Justin joined the staff of Eastridge in 2013 as Associate Pastor. He lives in Lakeside with his wife Sarah and son Jude. Justin is currentlyattending seminary at Bethel in St. Paul, MN.
Seasons Suders Student Pastor
Seasons was born and raised in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State she moved to Minnesota. She served for two years with the Navigator campus ministry at UMD.
She is passionate about helping people engage and experience Jesus Christ in their everyday life. It is important to her to create an environment where people can feel comfortable asking the tough God questions and talk openly about their struggles. Helping young adults grow deeper in their faith is what gives her energy.
Seasons and her husband Adam have lived in Duluth for four years and love the area. They enjoy all the parks Duluth has to offer, The North Shore, and of course the lake. Seasons can be found on any given day sitting across from someone at a coffee shop sharing life.
Vicki Ott Worship & Music Director
Vicki Ott was born and raised in Two Harbors Minnesota and is a graduate of UMD with a choral education degree. Vicki has been on the Eastridge staff since the church's beginning in the early 90's. She leads worship with our music team weekly and directs the Eastridge Choir which performs during the Christmas and Easter Holidays. Along with Eastridge, Vicki has a piano studio in her home where she teaches students of all ages.
She and her husband Jay have five adult children, all living in Duluth and attending Eastridge. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and filling her home with music.
Shari Bradt Accountant
Shari Bradt was born and raised in Eveleth Minnesota and is a graduate of UMD and the University of Kansas with a Masters of Fine Arts. Shari has been a Bookkeeper at Hartley Nature Center and Office Manager at Northern Trends before coming to Eastridge.
Shari is married to Justin and has two kids Olivia & Lucas and a new puppy named milkshake. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, nature, art, photography and being outside as much as possible. She lives in the Kenwood neighborhood right behind Hartley Nature Center.
Eastridge Community Church Sundays at 9 and 10:30 am