Pastor Kurt & Julie Jusczak
Pastor Kurt and Julie have raised their four children in this church, giving God all the glory and honor. They acknowledge His faithfulness and recognize the positive impact this community has had on their family over the years.
In the late ‘80s Kurt’s own journey began when he first attended this church as a broken young man. After many years of mentoring and training in ministry, he became an elder and served in that position for nine years before he was ordained in 2007.
Kurt has served faithfully in a variety of ministries over the years. In 2014 he completed a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries from Mid-America Christian University and in July of 2015, Kurt succeeded Pastor Ken Benson as Lead Pastor.
Pastor Chad & Rachael Hayes
Youth & Children Ministries
Pastor Chad grew up near San Antonio, Texas. He got his start in ministry in 1997 serving as a teacher and itinerate preacher. In 2001 he received a Certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies from International Bible College.
Chad and Rachael were married in December of 2001. Together they planted a church in San Marcos, Texas where Chad served as a pastor for nine years. They also pastored in Kentucky for three years before moving to Minnesota. They have 3 sons, Noah, Nathan and Jentzen, and a daughter, Bethyn.
Pastor Gary has been a faithful attender since 1980. He is a graduate of North Central University with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems.
He served as Youth Pastor for many years and currently serves as our Outreach Pastor, Elder, and member on the Board of Directors. His wife, Michelle, grew up in this church and is a member of the worship team.
Shawn serves as Men’s Group Leader, an Elder, and teacher in Children’s Ministry.
The passion Shawn has for Men’s ministry stems from the time of his life spent not knowing Jesus. The lies he bought into had negatively affected his views on manhood and fatherhood. His commitment to Christ and the deeping of his faith through relationship and Bible study fuel his desire to serve other men in their pursuit of godly manhood.
Shawn and Shelly have been married for 12 years and they have two fantastic daughters, Isabel and Charlotte. The Junjaks have attended since 2006.
Gilbert serves as our Prayer Coordinator, an Elder, and member of the Board of Directors. Gilbert and his wife Angela have attended since 2008. Angela faithfully teaches Sunday School and serves in the children’s ministry.
Worship Director & Operations Manager
Dede & Don Junjak
Welcome Team Directors
Lynn & Mike Callahan
New Friends Ministry
Aaron & Rachel Nelson
Young Adult Ministry