Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Crown College

Work Experience: Pretty much anything hands on.  Lots of work in the forest.  Has been on staff here since 2005.

Family Facts: He and his beautiful wife, Nikki, met in high school, and have been married for 20 years now. They have had three amazing kids – two boys, Paxton and Payton, and a girl, Aletheia – Tragically Paxton passed in the spring of 2017 to cancer.  It has been a life change that has affected many people.  Paxton’s last advice for everyone around him was to “seek Jesus,” and that is a legacy we are trying to live out!  

Influential Book: The Bible, first and foremost.  After that, C.S. Lewis, or A.W. Tozer.  Letters from a Skeptic, by Boyd is great. 

Favorite Outdoor Activity: That is pretty much it…outdoor activity! Anything from team sports to hiking.  Its all good, because it all has to do with God’s creation.

Dream:  Simply to live life according to the will of God.
Work Experience:  T.J. comes to us with over a decade of full-time college ministry, missions, and churchwork experience. He currently splits his time between serving at Fellowship Church, and a small business he runs with his wife.

Background:  T.J. married Kristen, a medical missionary right off the field, and has since begun a family with two little red headed kids. With a string of adventurous pursuits behind him, he will admit that this has been his best move. The family began attending church at Fellowship in 2016, and T.J. was hired into an associate role in January of 2020; just in time for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outdoor Activity:  “I like them all. I love to ski.”


Bachelor of Science – Winona State University

Emmaus Bible College

Dallas Theological Seminary



Bachelor of Intercultural Studies – Crown College

Experience: Interned and ministered with Youth For Christ Northern Ireland in 2014.  Led Junior and Senior High worship teams and Senior High discipleship group at Freshwater Church in Waconia, Minnesota from 2013-2015.  Was a ministry leader at Aroma Church while teaching English as a second language in Taipei, Taiwan 2015-2018.

Family Facts: He and his lovely wife, Gale, met while ministering together in Taipei, Taiwan.  They got married October 7, 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Gale is half Thai and half Taiwanese.  She has done ministerial work and has worked as a translator and interpreter between English, Thai and Mandarin Chinese.

Inspirational Books: The Gospels, the book of Galatians and the book of James have all had a major impact in his life, just to name a few.

Favorite Activity: Lucas and his wife thoroughly enjoy playing board games with their friends and families.  Be warned though, they can be very competitive!

Dream:  To serve the Lord however he is called.  Lucas and Gale are currently working on getting their teaching licences so they can serve overseas in Thailand long-term.  They want to be in the center of God’s will.