Pastor Rob Smith Pastor

Vocational ministry is a second career calling for Rob. After spending eleven years in banking, Rob graduated from Dubuque Theological Seminary and was called as teaching elder to Spirit of Life in September, 2012. There is much to be excited with what God is doing at Spirit of Life. Rob enjoys the many opportunities he has in ministry to share time with others. As our Triune God is a relational God, Rob treasures our interconnectedness we share with God and one another. Rob shares a special interest in establishing relationships with the un-churched and de-churched through hospitality that welcomes others at Spirit of Life, and by getting to know our neighbors out in the marketplace. His wife, Lisa, is a nurse practitioner serving at the University of Minnesota Fairview, working with heart failure and heart transplant patients. They have two sons: Cole and Luke.


Trista Hansen – Nursery Care Provider

Trista is currently a kindergarten teacher at Bloomington Public Schools. She has a passion for working with kids and enjoys playing with them, teaching them finger plays, songs, games and crafts. She is dedicated to providing a caring and fun experience for young children during church worship time. Trista is trained in providing first aid and CPR – just in case. Stop by the nursery and say, “Hi, Trista”.


Shari Shaw – Office Administrator

Shari provides part-time administrative assistance to Spirit of Life. She juggles her responsibilities, corresponding through email, sending weekly announcements, answering calls while seeing to the details in the Sunday bulletins and finalizing the monthly mailers, in addition to the daily random requests that come up. Shari has enjoyed serving in administrative assistant positions for several churches and related organizations. Shari and her husband, David, enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.


Martha Davis – Music Director