Craig loves God, golf, literature, golf, films, golf and a clean bathroom. And as a life-long fan of base(golf)ball, he and his son, Alex, are visiting every major league stadium in the country: 13 down, 18 to go. Get it? 18. See what we did there?
Craig joined our staff as Associate Pastor in 2011 and eventually transitioned to Lead Pastor. Prior to our church, his 20 years of experience included everything from Youth Pastor to Church Planter. Craig earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota (Ski-U- Mah) and a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary (we’re not sure, but “Christian Thought” kinda sounds made up...just sayin’). He began his Doctorate Studies in 2014, and in his abundant “spare” time, he teaches at Bethel University and North Central University in adjunct roles.
Craig loves the community at Maple Grove Covenant. He believes that life is a compilation of the messy and the beautiful, and it's his desire to make this church a demonstration of love. So much so, that when people visit, they will remark: "Oh, how they love their God. Oh, how they love each other. Oh, how I want that love!"
Oh, how we love this fella.