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.
David serves on staff part-time leading in music and teaching and serves at Desiring God as well. He received his MDiv from Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is an avid runner, passionate evangelist, and delighted husband to Rebekah.
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.
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.