And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints ...
— Ephesians 4:11-12
We are a congregational church that is led by pastors. We understand the Bible to teach that members of local churches bear the responsibility and authority to guard and maintain both the doctrine of the church and its people (Matthew 16:13-20, 18:15-20). And we understand that God gives leaders as gifts to a church for the equipping of saints for the work of the ministry. Such leaders, namely pastors (also known as "elders"), have God-given authority as well: to oversee the church primarily through teaching and shepherding (Titus 1:5-9,; 1 Peter 5:2; Hebrews 13:7,17). Contact us to reach out to one of these leaders.
Brett leads the New Hope Community Group. He is the lead pastor of Westview and loves going on outdoor adventures with his wife, Kelina, and their crew of four kids. He received his MDiv from Bethlehem College & Seminary.
Zach leads the Robbinsdale Community Group with his wife, Sara. He provides for his family as a veterinarian and passionately cares for those within his sphere of influence, especially his three children.
Haakon (pronounced HO-kun) leads the Plymouth Community Group with his wife, Jessica. He is a strategic thinker, passionate disciple-maker, and devoted father of four. In his spare time, he works in business development within the construction industry.
Brian leads the East Golden Valley Community Group and engages in theological development through Training Leaders International. He and his wife, Hope, have three daughters. He received his MDiv from Southern Seminary and is finishing a ThM from Bethlehem College & Seminary.
Staff & Deacons
David serves on staff as our Ministry Assistant, helping our pastors carry out the vision for music and teaching. He received his MDiv from Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is an avid runner and passionate evangelist.
Adam leads the Maple Grove Community Group and serves as a deacon overseeing our facility-related needs. He works as a supply planning ninja by day, and comes home to his wife, Aubrey, and their awesome four kids.
Aaron leads the North Minneapolis Community Group and serves as a deacon overseeing finances. He has worked in finance throughout his career, but perhaps more applicably, he's an ultramarathoner with an excellent support crew in his wife, Kelly, and three boys.