Director of Building and Grounds
John Estrem is a native of Minnesota. He was born in Minneapolis and grew up in St. Louis Park. A member of Wayzata Community Church for the past 25 years, he has been an employee here for 28 years.
As Director of Building and Grounds, John manages a large staff and works with a number of volunteers on several committees. It is the mission of John’s team to ensure that Wayzata Community Church is a safe, comfortable and welcoming place for the members of this church and the community so that we can fulfill our mission to do the work that God calls us to do.
One of John’s duties is to coordinate all the weddings that happen here at Wayzata Community Church. In this capacity, John provides support and “a stress free” zone for all couples who are married here.
One of John’s passions over the years has been the people of Haiti. He has made 19 mission trips there because he feels Haiti, in particular, gives him perspective on life and what is really important. He has often commented that he believes he needs Haiti more than Haiti needs him.