Our Staff


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. 


Jim Lee
Formation Pastor

Loves college football.

Jim and his wife Darcy live in South Minneapolis with their dog, Murphy (the girl), and are expecting their first child on Christmas Day. Jim went to Clemson University for his undergraduate degree (again, loves college football) and received 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.


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 year-old in a 25 year-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.