Zion Staff

Pastor Judy Anderson-Bauer

Interim Pastor

Pastor Judy Anderson-Bauer has served as a pastor in the ELCA for over 38 years, the last eight as a trained, intentional interim pastor.  She is married to Pastor Loren Andreson-Bauer, and they have two adult children.  Pastor Judy loves to garden and knit, as well as bake and spend time with her family as much as possible.  The Anderson-Bauer's share their home with a Corgi named Gwen and a cat named Sadie.  

Cari Terrio-Johnson Office Administrator

In 2006, me, Kyle and baby Maija moved to Cloquet from the Twin Cities. It was always our intention to raise our kids near grandma and grandpa, so we followed them here. A few years later, along came Elijah and our family felt complete.

I have a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College in Sociology and Psychology and then went on to get my master’s in Gerontology from St. Cloud State. I have worked in various backgrounds with Seniors, mostly in Therapeutic Recreation. My passion is working with seniors with dementia and I loved running a Day Respite Program for caregivers in our county.

The church family has always been a huge part of my life.  My father is an ELCA pastor, which was a huge influence on my choosing an ELCA college and pursing camping ministry during my college years and even after graduating college. I worked as an administrative assistant to the stewardship pastor at one of the 10th largest ELCA churches, gaining a whole new perspective from my rural background. 


My greatest accomplishment is raising two wonderful children. They are my everything. It was the birth of Maija that pushed me to learn photography. After receiving my first camera as a gift from Kyle, I never stopped learning, taking pictures and growing in my pursuit of capturing life. I love photo journalist/lifestyle photography and if the amount of hard drives on my desk indicate anything, it shows I enjoy capturing every detail.


Things that bring me joy: Coffee, Disney, thrifting, antiques, baking, sitting in the sun, trees, rocks, purses, shoes, Storyhill (musicians), laughing out loud and so much more. I hope I can be a smile and JOY giver to you when you visit the church!

Cari typically works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday form 8:30 am-3:30 pm.  Contact her at zlutheranchurch@msn.com or by calling the church office at 218-879-4647.

Gretchen Chelseth
Director of Music Ministry

Gretchen Chelseth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music/piano from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  She pursued post graduate study in England, and earned piano teaching certificates from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, both in London. She has taught piano at the University of London, in Bexleyheath, Kent and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She teaches privately in Cloquet and has been Zion's pianist and director of music for about 20 years

James Sheetz
Choral Director

Mr. James Sheetz began serving as Choral Director for Zion in January 2015. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Choral Music Education, Conducting and a Minor in Communication from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He continued with further education at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.


Mr. Sheetz has served as Music Director of the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet since 1989 and where he is currently the Administrative Assistant and the Clerk of Session. He also directs some community vocal groups and continues with private conducting coaching with Jerry Rubino.


With a passion for design, history and antiques, Mr. Sheetz restored his former family home and turned it into a creative business. Located south of Carlton, the Historic Scott House sits on the shore of Lac LaBelle and is now a private event center and Airbnb.


Mr. Sheetz enjoys the collaborative work with the Zion and Presbyterian Choirs.