Our Staff

Mariah Jackson
Kids Director

Passionate about sea turtles.
Avid traveler.
Loves and lives for coffee.

Mariah has lived in Minneapolis for six years and currently reside in south Minneapolis. Her cat’s name is Suki and her boyfriend, Micah is the best chef in the world. Mariah currently attends Metropolitan State University pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Urban Elementary Education. Mariah work at Trader Joe’s and “if you haven’t tried the peppermint Joe Joe’s you haven’t lived.”


Jim Lee
Formation Pastor

Loves college football.


Jim is married to Darcy and they have a daughter, Harlow, and a dog, Murphy.  They live in South Minneapolis. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 2008 (again, loves college football) and his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in 2014. In addition to his time with Uptown Church he also works as the Visitation Pastor at The Well in Rosemount.


Jeremiah Lideen
Lead Pastor

Obsessed with simplicity.
Too critical. 
Married and happy about it.

Jeremiah and his wife Megan live in South Minneapolis with their little girl Mae. Jeremiah received his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St Paul, Mn in 2013 and a Bachelor's Degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Mn in 2007. Jeremiah is also proud to work as a Staff Chaplain at Walker Methodist Health Center. 

Angela LaMoore
Community Engagement Intern

Music lover.
Kinda nerdy.
Pragmatic optimist.

Angela and her husband Morgan live in NE Minneapolis with their kittens, Buffy and Willow. Angela received a Bachelor's degree in biology from MIT in 2008, and her Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary last December. She is currently awaiting call (aka job hunting) for a pastoral position in the Lutheran church.


Chris Mikesell
Facility Caretaker


Bio Coming!


Jonathan Coward
Worship Director


Always Optimistic.
Delights in the little things.

Jonathan lives in Roseville near his girlfriend Christine and two cats Bubbles & Peaches. Jonathan studied at UW Superior in 2006. He was a Youth Director for four years, and has played guitar and lead worship for a variety of churches and worship settings, retreats & camps. He started guitar when he was 21 and has been singing since he was very little.


Alan Boettcher
Technical Director

Human Jukebox.

Hockey & beer enthusiast.
78 yr.old in a 25 yr.old body.


Alan is currently on his second year of living in Uptown. In 2014, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, and has since worked as the stage manager for the Lakefront Music Fest, as well as an Entertainment Representative for Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.