The staff’s role at Wayzata Free Church is to help equip and encourage the church family to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and others, worship with their whole heart and serve like no other community. We are committed to do whatever it takes to make a difference for Jesus in the West Metro and around the world.
Passion, determination and a hunger to see God’s Spirit move and fill His Church is what I’m about. I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus and then follow Him with all their heart. Leading, teaching and meeting with individuals, in small groups or in larger venues is life giving. My wife, Grace, and I enjoy the gift of living on a small hobby farm and treasure time with family.
Preschool & Administration firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever since I was young, I have loved sharing the truths about Jesus and felt a calling to work with kids of all ages! I feel privileged to be able to come alongside our families and teach our kids about who God is and how much Jesus loves them.
Director of Connecting and Young Adult Ministry
Because of my background in international missions, I love that I get to be part of supporting other missionaries. I'm also excited to lead the Young Adult Ministry at Wayzata Free because I want to see that every generation has an engaging and welcoming place to worship Jesus.
Having grown up at Wayzata Free, it’s a blast to be able to use my skills and abilities in the office. I love filing and systems and thoroughly enjoy serving our community through the “behind the scenes” work.
Ever since I started playing saxophone in 5th grade, I knew I wanted to be a rockstar. And while I'm only considered a rockstar by my nieces and nephews, I am humbled and grateful to help others experience the incredible love of God through music - the universal language God designed to bring us closer together. When I'm not strumming the ole' guitar or drinking coffee, you can find me on the pickleball court.
I have a passion for how God has wired and gifted people and how each person fits into a group of people we call the church family. My goal is to encourage people to live fully in the place they are at and put themselves in a position to be touched by God. That is when live gets exciting.
Pastor of Community and Spiritual Formation
I love seeing people take their next step in their faith walk and want to see our entire church grow together spiritually. Whether you are attending worship for the first time, need help getting plugged in to a small group, or are looking to engage in challenging topics of faith, I would love to help you take your next step.
Facilities Manager email@example.com
I have always enjoyed fixing things and spent most of my early career as a contractor. I have applied those skills to managing the facility at Wayzata Free and there is always a new challenge. The building is a space for people to worship and I am passionate about working with a team to make the building a place that is clean, safe and allows people to worship and meet together.
Associate Worship Director
Hi, I'm Lilli, and I'm so happy to be here. When I'm not leading worship at church, you can usually find me spending time with my pals, diving into a good book, or, as of recently, planning a wedding with my fiancé, Korey! Coffee is the way to my heart, and I can't wait to enjoy a cup of it with you.
I believe every kid is made in the image of God and has the potential to do extraordinary things. I’m passionate about partnering with parents in helping kids grow in their love for God and love for others!
Pastor of Prayer and Worship Programming
I desire to lead our church family to center on Jesus through intimacy in prayer and lavish worship. Jesus calls us to unity in our diversity and I love to see the church come together as one body. Young, old and everything in between, we all have something to bring.
Local Serve Director | Administration firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe everyone is uniquely created and called by God to see, love and serve others. In doing so, we have the opportunity to share and experience Christ's love while also spreading hope in a hurting world. It is a privilege to come alongside individuals and our local ministry partners as we seek to serve our communities in tangible ways.
Executive Pastor email@example.com
After retiring from the corporate world, I felt called to serve the Wayzata Free Church family. It is so satisfying to see God work in both big and small ways across our church and our community. Seeing how God works encourages me to help others be the best they can be.
Counseling & Prayer firstname.lastname@example.org
I love meeting people and enjoy hearing their stories, encouraging them in their faith, and watching them grow. My goal is to help people encounter God, so they can
experience healing and abundant life in their individual lives and interpersonal relationships.
Every time I answer the phone or encounter someone who comes to the front desk, I am given the opportunity to be a link in the chain of serving at Wayzata Free Church. It is a privilege to make these connections and help people.
Student Ministries Pastor
God has placed a deep passion in me to serve, teach and pastor youth. My heart is to provide a place where students can be authentic, encouraged and challenged in their faith.
Caring Ministries email@example.com
As a longtime staff member, I continue to use my gifts to care for the Wayzata Free congregation. Whether it be our older generation or young families, Jesus calls us to care for others.
I’ve always known I’ve been called to serve in the local church. I am excited to use my gifts and skills to help with the Worship Services here at Wayzata Free. When I’m not serving here I’m more than likely either studying for seminary, going for a long run, or playing a board game.
Chinese Outreach Director
I am passionate about sharing God's love with foreign students who work hard to get their education and cross-cultural experiences in Minnesota. It is a joy to spend time in the Word with students and witness His amazing grace change lives.
Student Ministries Associate Director
Through my experiences in the local church and working at camp, God has given me a passion to walk alongside students in their faith journey. I enjoy seeing students thrive in roles that can help them stay connected in the church.
Faith Community Nurse
As a registered nurse for many years, I have been blessed to see life enter this world and leave this world and many health issues in between. The Lord has allowed me to use my talents and passions to be the Faith Community Nurse at Wayzata Free Church. Bridging faith and health with those I visit and talk with has been a wonderful experience.