Craig joined the team in 2011. He ensures that our church achieves our mission and vision. He also oversees the staff, ministries, budget, and provides weekly preaching. When Craig is not leading our staff and preaching, you will likely find him on the golf course, trying out a new restaurant, walking his two springer spaniels.
After a sojourn through Chicago and West Michigan, Sam, a born and raised Minnesotan, returned to the great north in 2015 to serve as the Student Ministries Pastor here at MGCC.
The mission of the Student Ministries is to “cultivate a community of students who are passionate about Jesus and passionate about one another”. Sam’s favorite thing about his job is the adventures that he gets to participate in with the youth.
His prayer is that after graduation, every student would go to their next stage in life believing that God loves them and has a purpose for their life.
From Minnesota to Tennessee and back, Sam joined the team at MGCC in April 2019 and is hoping to further the musical excellence that marks the music ministry. His hope is that the ministry will continue to cultivate that special external expression of internal joy that is created through musical worship. When not playing or writing music, you would probably be able to find Sam rock climbing, going for a run, or making obscure pop culture references with the people in his life.
Since joining the staff in 2017, Quinn has been working hard coordinating volunteers to help keep Children’s Ministries running. She loves going home to the farm to spend time with family. She also enjoys taking walks, knitting, watching movies, and drinking coffee on the porch.
Sara has worked here since 1999. She is responsible for the finances, HR, and overseeing the facility. When she is not in the office, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends and serving with the Missionary Care Ministry Team.
Lisa started her current position here in 2017. She’s in charge of all the front desk responsibilities, including arranging our bulletins each week and recruiting hospitality volunteers. Lisa enjoys traveling, playing games, spending time with friends, and going to her cabin.
Wayne Westberg joined our staff January 2019. Wayne's duties include keeping our HVAC systems functional, coordinating repairs, contacting technicians and making himself available for small or large tasks at MGCC. Wayne and his wife, Dianne, have attended our church since 2003. Wayne has served as a member of the Elder board and Leadership Team. He is currently a staff liaison to the Facilities Ministry team. In his free time he enjoys golfing, reading historical fiction, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Ruth joined our staff in February 2019. She hopes to facilitate connections matching people and their God-given gifts to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus. Ruth has served as a Children’s Choir Director for over 15 years, loves kids and music! She enjoys teaching piano lessons, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her granddaughter.
Our Leadership Team in collaboration with the Lead Pastor prayerfully discern God’s will for the church, evaluate the execution of the mission and direction of the church, provide spiritual leadership, oversee the business affairs of the church, facilitate resolution of disagreements and conflicts, or spiritual recovery, and cultivate a community marked by love.