Troy Easton    - Lead Pastor   Focus: Preaching & Pastoral Care  Fun Fact: He’s got 5 kids (so far). He really took the whole “be fruitful and multiply” command seriously.  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: He’s got 5 kids (so far). He really took the whole “be fruitful and multiply” command seriously.

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)

John Arras    - Park Rapids Campus Pastor   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 - Park Rapids Campus Pastor

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)

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)

Adam Neuerburg    - Pastor - Ministry Development Assistant   Focus: Missions & Benevolence  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 - Pastor - Ministry Development Assistant

Focus: Missions & Benevolence

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)

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)

Andi Knudsvig    - Pastoral Assistant   Focus: Events, Admin, Outreach, Hospitality Teams  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, Hospitality Teams

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)

Faith Blow    - Detroit Lakes Administrative Assistant   Focus: Front Desk  Fun Fact: She could survive on dark chocolate, peanut butter, coffee and Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns.  Favorite Verse:  Tell me about your faithful love come morning time, because I trust you. Show me the way I should go, because I offer my life up to you. (Psalm 143:8 CEB)

Faith Blow - Detroit Lakes Administrative Assistant

Focus: Front Desk

Fun Fact: She could survive on dark chocolate, peanut butter, coffee and Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns.

Favorite Verse: Tell me about your faithful love come morning time, because I trust you. Show me the way I should go, because I offer my life up to you. (Psalm 143:8 CEB)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Caleb Halverson    - Facilities Manager   Focus: Buildings, Grounds, and Maintenance  Fun Fact: He was homeschooled. His greatest accomplishment? Touching his tongue to his nose. Mom is so proud.  Favorite Verse:  Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11 NIV)

Caleb Halverson - Facilities Manager

Focus: Buildings, Grounds, and Maintenance

Fun Fact: He was homeschooled. His greatest accomplishment? Touching his tongue to his nose. Mom is so proud.

Favorite Verse: Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11 NIV)

Christian Ehrnst - Facilities Manager   Focus: Building, Grounds, and Maintenance  Fun Fact: While cruising the backroads in his 1950 Plymouth, he is on constant lookout for turtles crossing the road. He’ll pull over, get out and carry them across. No matter how big or small, he enjoys assisting their travel to safety.  Favorite Verse:  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 ESV)

Christian Ehrnst - Facilities Manager

Focus: Building, Grounds, and Maintenance

Fun Fact: While cruising the backroads in his 1950 Plymouth, he is on constant lookout for turtles crossing the road. He’ll pull over, get out and carry them across. No matter how big or small, he enjoys assisting their travel to safety.

Favorite Verse: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 ESV)

Tia McBee - Janitor   Focus: Housekeeping  Fun Fact: Her dream is to own a bakery. In the meantime, we don’t mind being her professional taste-testers.  Favorite Verse:  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:9-10 NIV)

Tia McBee - Janitor

Focus: Housekeeping

Fun Fact: Her dream is to own a bakery. In the meantime, we don’t mind being her professional taste-testers.

Favorite Verse: If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:9-10 NIV)

Deb Plumley - Janitor   Focus: Housekeeping  Fun Fact: For 5 years she owned, trained and handled a German Shepherd to track for missing persons. So basically, don't challenge her to a game of hide-and-seek.  Favorite Verse:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV)

Deb Plumley - Janitor

Focus: Housekeeping

Fun Fact: For 5 years she owned, trained and handled a German Shepherd to track for missing persons. So basically, don't challenge her to a game of hide-and-seek.

Favorite Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV)