Troy Easton    - Lead Pastor   Focus: Preaching & Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: Unabashedly enjoys romantic comedies. And there better be a box of tissues close by—he’s a crier.  Favorite Verse:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Troy Easton - Lead Pastor

Focus: Preaching & Pastoral Care

Fun Fact: Unabashedly enjoys romantic comedies. And there better be a box of tissues close by—he’s a crier.

Favorite Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

   Janice Ornquist    - Pastor   Focus: Vineyard Kids, Preaching, Prayer Ministry, Marriage Mentoring, & Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: Slightly obsessed with BBC. Blimey!  Favorite Verse:  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)

Janice Ornquist - Pastor

Focus: Vineyard Kids, Preaching, Prayer Ministry, Marriage Mentoring, & Pastoral Care

Fun Fact: Slightly obsessed with BBC. Blimey!

Favorite Verse: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)

   Robb Swanson    - Park Rapids Campus Pastor   Focus: Worship, Preaching, & Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: Ownz Zorbaz in Park Rapidz. Ever zince, the letter “s” has dizappeared from hiz vocabulary.  Favorite Verse:  Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law. (Galatians 2:16 NLT)

Robb Swanson - Park Rapids Campus Pastor

Focus: Worship, Preaching, & Pastoral Care

Fun Fact: Ownz Zorbaz in Park Rapidz. Ever zince, the letter “s” has dizappeared from hiz vocabulary.

Favorite Verse: Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law. (Galatians 2:16 NLT)

   Sara Swanson    - Park Rapids Campus Pastor   Focus: Worship, Preaching, & Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: An attorney who also happens to have an angelic singing voice. Rumor has it her clients ask her to sing them lullabies when they’re stressed out.  Favorite Verse:  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV)

Sara Swanson - Park Rapids Campus Pastor

Focus: Worship, Preaching, & Pastoral Care

Fun Fact: An attorney who also happens to have an angelic singing voice. Rumor has it her clients ask her to sing them lullabies when they’re stressed out.

Favorite Verse: The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV)

   Jeshua Frederick    - Worship Director   Focus: Worship, Production, & Preaching  Fun Fact: Has a strong aversion to wearing shoes, would rather climb anything possible rather than walk normally, and has a dream to go backpacking all over the world with his wife and best friends.  Favorite Verse:  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in his temple. (Psalm 27:4 ESV)

Jeshua Frederick - Worship Director

Focus: Worship, Production, & Preaching

Fun Fact: Has a strong aversion to wearing shoes, would rather climb anything possible rather than walk normally, and has a dream to go backpacking all over the world with his wife and best friends.

Favorite Verse: One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in his temple. (Psalm 27:4 ESV)

   Adam Neuerburg    - Ministry Development Assistant   Focus: Outreach, Missions, Benevolence, Hospitality Teams, & Website/App Development  Fun Fact: If you have dinner at Adam’s, he’ll give you the choice of beef, chicken, goat, rabbit, duck, turkey, pork…all of which he raised with his bare farming hands.  Favorite Verse:  Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! (Hebrews 13:2 NLT)

Adam Neuerburg - Ministry Development Assistant

Focus: Outreach, Missions, Benevolence, Hospitality Teams, & Website/App Development

Fun Fact: If you have dinner at Adam’s, he’ll give you the choice of beef, chicken, goat, rabbit, duck, turkey, pork…all of which he raised with his bare farming hands.

Favorite Verse: Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! (Hebrews 13:2 NLT)

   Bailey Richardson    - Executive Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Assistance to Lead Pastor  Fun Fact: References  The Office  so often we’re afraid she thinks Dwight Schrute is her real-life best friend.  Favorite Verse:  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10 ESV)

Bailey Richardson - Executive Pastoral Assistant

Focus: Assistance to Lead Pastor

Fun Fact: References The Office so often we’re afraid she thinks Dwight Schrute is her real-life best friend.

Favorite Verse: I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10 ESV)

   John Arras    - Community & Family Life Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Small Groups, Preaching, Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: Although he rarely finds time for fishing anymore, out of habit he keeps his fridge stocked with night crawlers in case the mood strikes. So basically, he just has pet worms.   Favorite Verse:  I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NKJV)

John Arras - Community & Family Life Pastoral Assistant

Focus: Small Groups, Preaching, Pastoral Care

Fun Fact: Although he rarely finds time for fishing anymore, out of habit he keeps his fridge stocked with night crawlers in case the mood strikes. So basically, he just has pet worms.

Favorite Verse: I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NKJV)

   Andi Knudsvig    - Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Events, Admin, Outreach  Fun Fact: Known for her fierce competitive nature. Challenge her to a game of bean bag toss…if you dare. She can also quote every line of Robinhood: Men in Tights.  Favorite Verse:  For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

Andi Knudsvig - Pastoral Assistant

Focus: Events, Admin, Outreach

Fun Fact: Known for her fierce competitive nature. Challenge her to a game of bean bag toss…if you dare. She can also quote every line of Robinhood: Men in Tights.

Favorite Verse: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

   Olivia Fredrick    - Youth Director   Focus: Youth  Fun Fact: Loves Star Wars and took fencing classes to try to become a Jedi. But because of her luscious locks, she bears a closer resemblance to Chewbacca. (Seriously, ask to see her family Star Wars photo.)  Favorite Verse:  Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. (Isaiah 12:2 NIV)

Olivia Fredrick - Youth Director

Focus: Youth

Fun Fact: Loves Star Wars and took fencing classes to try to become a Jedi. But because of her luscious locks, she bears a closer resemblance to Chewbacca. (Seriously, ask to see her family Star Wars photo.)

Favorite Verse: Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. (Isaiah 12:2 NIV)

   Cassie Wahl    - Vineyard Kids Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Vineyard Kids  Fun Fact: In high school she was voted “Most Likely to Use Cheesy Pick-Up Lines.”  Favorite Verse:  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

Cassie Wahl - Vineyard Kids Pastoral Assistant

Focus: Vineyard Kids

Fun Fact: In high school she was voted “Most Likely to Use Cheesy Pick-Up Lines.”

Favorite Verse: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

   Alex Farber    - Facilities Manager   Focus: Buildings, Grounds, and Maintenance  Fun Fact: Although he's a Minnesotan through and through, he was actually born in South Korea.  Favorite Verse:  Numbers 32:23

Alex Farber - Facilities Manager

Focus: Buildings, Grounds, and Maintenance

Fun Fact: Although he's a Minnesotan through and through, he was actually born in South Korea.

Favorite Verse: Numbers 32:23

   Laura Nelmark    - Park Rapids Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Pastoral Care, Preaching & Small Groups  Fun Fact: Laura’s perfect day consists of gathering around her family farm with those dearest to her heart…while butchering chickens.  Favorite Verse:  Let all that I am praise the Lord, may I never forget the good things he does for me. (Psalm 103:2 NLT)

Laura Nelmark - Park Rapids Pastoral Assistant

Focus: Pastoral Care, Preaching & Small Groups

Fun Fact: Laura’s perfect day consists of gathering around her family farm with those dearest to her heart…while butchering chickens.

Favorite Verse: Let all that I am praise the Lord, may I never forget the good things he does for me. (Psalm 103:2 NLT)

   Carol Bement    - Finance Director   Focus: Finances  Fun Fact: She prayed for God to give her a manly man with a ladder. Soon after, she married her husband, Mark, who owns a construction company…and 12 ladders!  Favorite Verse:  But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you--from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. (1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG)

Carol Bement - Finance Director

Focus: Finances

Fun Fact: She prayed for God to give her a manly man with a ladder. Soon after, she married her husband, Mark, who owns a construction company…and 12 ladders!

Favorite Verse: But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you--from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. (1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG)