OUR PASTORS

  • SCOTT OWENS

    PASTOR OF STUDENt MINISTRIES & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - THURSDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    Scott came to Faith Church in November of 2016 after serving in Crosslake MN for almost 12 years. He got called into ministry from a desire to have authentic, intentional conversations with others about Christ. He wants nothing more then to see people that don't know Jesus  and for those that know Him to be IN AWE of Him everyday. Scott and his wife, Carrie, have six kids (Isabelle, Elijah, Mathias, Clara, Samuel and Josiah) and most of their energy goes into putting their faith into action at home and modeling that to everyone that God brings into their path. He believes in being faith-rooted at home, authentic in community and resourced passionately from the church. He loves soccer, Stonehouse coffee, the book of John, MNUFC, biographies, Moleskin Notebooks, the book of Romans, Piggy Blues, fall, acronyms, the book of Ecclesiastes and students that don't play practical jokes on his car (affectionately known as the JellyBean).

  • JONATHAN POINDEXTER

    Pastor of worship & Connections

    OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    Jonathan was born and raised on a cattle ranch in South Dakota. From a young age he enjoyed both music and people. After earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Trinity International University in Chicago, he came to serve Faith Church in 2014. He loves that he gets to use his musical gifts and help people connect with one another and more importantly Jesus on a daily basis. He is married to his beautiful wife, Tricia, and has one daughter, Emma. He enjoys being outside, reading good books, spending time with friends, and watching movies. 

  • MIKE SAGER

    Senior Pastor

    OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


    Mike's family spent a lot of time overseas when he was quite young. From junior high on, Seattle became home for him. Fishing and spending time outdoors are still things he loves to do.  As a senior at the University of Washington, he became a follower of Christ through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU). After graduation, and a couple of years in the financial market, Mike decided to go to seminary in southern California at Talbot /BIOLA University. (He has also since earned a doctoral degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.) It was in California that Mike met his lovely wife, Holly. In November, 1986, they were called to serve at the E. Free Church in Morris, Minnesota, where their three adult children were born and raised. Mike was called to serve here at Faith Church in March, 2006. He has a heart for the church to become prayer-filled and mission minded. He will tell you that we have a great opportunity to invest our lives in eternal things, while we carry out our day to day calling of loving God fully, and serving those whom He puts in our path.

  • JON DIERENFELD

    PASTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES

    OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - THURSDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    Jon's desire to work in ministry began in seventh grade, where he was mentored and discipled by his youth pastor. He developed passion and skills by working at bible camps and graduating from the University of Northwestern with a degree in Christian Education. He worked at Youth For Christ for seven years and in Family Ministry for six years. Jon is passionate about training and equipping parents to be the primary disciple makers of their children. Jon has been paddling on the adventure of marriage with Amanda since 2007. They have two children, Jacob and Susie. They enjoy spending time together outdoors, hiking, swimming, camping, playing soccer and drinking coffee. A highlight for them is visiting family in Colorado where they hike and enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. 

MINISTRY STAFF

  • diane asprey

    Office & Family Ministries Assistant

     Email Diane or Call the church office at 507-437-1000 


    OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


    Diane began serving at Faith church in 1999. She loves the outdoors- walking, biking, and camping. Diane enjoys coffee and creative projects, hanging out with family and reading.

  • SHELLIE WUERTZ

    ADMINISTRATOR

     Email Shellie or Call the church office at 507-437-1000 


    OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Shellie began serving at Faith Church in 2012. She is passionate about worship and encouraging women. She loves going to the North Shore, concerts, exploring new cities and being "Mimi"  to her grandchildren, Beck and Violet.  She and her husband, Tom, have three adult daughters.

  • CHRIS GREV

    STUDENT MINISTRIES ASSISTANT

     Email Chris or Call the church office at 507-437-1000 


    OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY & THURSDAY - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Chris began serving at Faith Church shortly after attending in 2004 in children's ministry and on staff in 2016.  Chris is passionate about her family, great food, her faith and finding humor in everyday experiences.  Chris has been married to Jeff for 25 years and has 3 daughters; Olivia, Tori and Ava.

  • AMY STERN

    NURSERY COORDINATOR

     Email Amy or Call the church office at 507-437-1000 


    OFFICE HOURS: SUNDAY - 8:30 - 11:45 AM

  • GARy BLOMQUIST

    FACILITIES COORDINATOR

    Gary began serving at Faith Church in August 2018. He enjoys coffee, nascar, riding motorcycle, traveling, and fixing things. Gary is married to Sharon. They have 4 children, and 18 grand children.