All ISM staff have significant experience in children, youth and family ministry. We share a common goal, which is to use our gifts of ministry by serving side by side with congregations who are navigating for the future. This may include staff changes, restructuring or just trying to figure out the best way to nurture the faith.  We love these moments and are excited to set sail on this journey with faith communities! 

Our staff continually seeks out opportunities for continuing education in areas of interim ministry, faith formation, systems theory, leadership and more. This creates a unique background of gifts and skills in each ISM staff. We will work with your goals to find the best candidates!


Kris Bjorke, Director

Kris has been active in youth ministry sine 1989. She has served in congregational youth ministry and has worked for Youth Leadership at Luther Seminary. Her eduction includes a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry and a Masters from Luther Seminary in St. Paul. She is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary. Kris is one of the co-founders of InterServe Ministries. She currently lives in Maple Grove with her husband Scott and daughters Julia and Emily.



Susan Megrund, Director

Sue has served in youth ministry since 1990. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Social Work and a Masters of Arts in Theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Currently she is working on her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary. Sue lives in Plymouth, MN with her husband Todd,  their dog Tia and two rescue cats, Cloe and Maggie. Along with Kris Bjorke, Sue is one of the co-founders of InterServe Ministries.



Tracie Peterson, Associate

Tracie Peterson has over 17 years of Youth and Family ministry experience. With a BA in Psychology, she has worked with youth in many different arenas, from corrections to camping ministry. A MN native, Tracie has worked at congregations in MN, ND and the Seattle Area. She currently lives in Chaska, Mn with her husband and 2 daughters.



Pete Erickson, ISM Specialist

Pete Erickson has served and consulted in congregations since 1991. Pete has an undergraduate degree in Communication from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and excels in ministry system design, change management and coaching. He lives in Stillwater, MN with his daughter, Ellie.



Amy-McGrew-web copyAmy McGrew- Associate

Over 20 years ago, Amy McGrew embarked on a life-long commitment to invest in teenagers and the adults who come alongside them.  She has an M.A. in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. As the Director of Training at Youth Leadership in St. Paul, Amy plans and implements training events, conferences and their online certification program. In her free time she serves on the Ministry Team at Venite Ministries in Minneapolis as a Spiritual Director offering individuals and groups the ancient Christian practice of listening—providing space to reflect, notice, discern and respond to God’s invitations in the midst of everyday life. Amy is an avid reader and traveler, occasional blogger, and a fan of hammocks, sheep and Korean television shows.


Headshot2Cory Jones- Associate

Cory has been serving and ministering to students and families in vocational ministry since 2007. He has is M.A. in Theological Studies and his B.S. in Mass Communication. Cory is passionate about helping churches dream, design and implement ministry strategies to maximize a church’s reach and impact on students and families in their communities. He, his wife (Cindy) and their three kids (Malachi, Colette and Cadence) live in White Bear Lake, MN.l