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.
Quinn is from Fulda, Minnesota and moved to Minneapolis to study Children and Family Ministry at the University of Northwestern. She joined Maple Grove Covenant Church in 2018 as the full time Children’s Ministry Director. Quinn has a passion to equip families to help them grow closer to God and closer together. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Pete and is always up for getting coffee with friends.
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.
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.