Leadership

Leadership

Pastor

Dr. Jeff Rich

Pastor Jeff was called to eternal salvation at age 27 through the faithful witness of a close friend who invited him to Twin Cities Bible Church in Maplewood, Minnesota. Everything began to change at that point in Jeff’s life.  He began to develop a real, growing love for Jesus and His Word, a desire for biblical teaching, and a passion for fellowship with believers.  Soon after his conversion, Jeff began to desire serving the Lord in ministry. He earned a…
Pastor

Dan Burrus

Even though he heard the gospel most of his life, it was not until attending a Christian camp the summer after his freshman year of high school that the gospel “clicked” in Dan’s heart and mind.   Shortly after his conversion, Dan felt a desire for pastoral ministry.  After college, he and his wife moved to the Twin Cities where Dan could attend seminary.  During his seminary and local church training, Dan was grounded in the gospel.   Through a mutual friend,…
Pastor

Don Feldsien

In 1974, God opened Don’s eyes to salvation in Christ Jesus through the Word of God and the prayers of his newly saved wife.  Don served as a deacon for many years at Chisago Lakes Baptist Church, leading in building projects, teaching the College and Career Group, ministering in nursing homes and serving in the church’s jail ministry.  He became interested in church planting in 2004. It was soon after that Pastor Jeff was called back to Minnesota from Chicago…
Pastor

Jim Wentzlaff

Jim grew up attending a Lutheran church on a weekly basis. After attending church sporadically in college and his early adult life, Jim was drawn to salvation in Jesus Christ in his mid-thirties.  After retiring as an Air Force veteran and consulting engineer, Jim is now pursuing biblical counseling and pastoral ministry.  He serves as a Pastoral Assistant and Pastor-in-Training for Grace Community Bible Church where he has attended for 10 years serving in various leadership roles. Jim is enriched…
Deacon

Brian York

The Lord Jesus got hold of Brian in 1990 when he was 18 through the faithful prayers of his grandmother. His eyes were opened to his sin and he began to repent and believe in the gospel for the first time. Since then God has given him a desire to see others won to the love of Christ, and to serve his Savior, knowing Him more through His Word. In 2012, Brian and his wife Jeanette were looking for a…
Deacon

Bob Bonahoom

About 20 years ago, three men who did not know each other, simultaneously and providentially began sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with Bob. After about a month of trying to resist God’s effectual call on his life, Bob was suddenly overcome with the realization that everything about Jesus was true! Nothing has been the same since. Since becoming a member of Grace Community Bible Church, Bob has thrived in serving the elders so they can focus on the spiritual…
Deacon

John Hummel

John attended a Lutheran Church for nearly 30 years. He always thought he was a Christian until he was invited by a friend to attend a Wednesday night gathering of Grace Community Bible Church. He and his wife enjoyed the teachings and one day the preached word fell into his heart and opened his eyes to the Lord. He now enjoys serving at Grace Community Bible Church while studying the myriad responsibilities of being a deacon. This has allowed him…
Deacon

John Johnson

John grew up attending small churches in Tennessee. As a teenager, God graciously opened his eyes to his sin and need of a savior. John accepted Christ at that time and began his journey with the Lord. John grew spiritually as he and his wife faithfully attended a solid, gospel-preaching church. Discipleship was an important part of their spiritual growth. Through regular Bible studies, church activities and intentional fellowship, John witnessed the Christian life modeled by those within the church.…
Deacon in Training

Owen Scholta

Owen grew up in Burnsville and attended Berean Baptist Church while growing up.  Although he knew the truth about the gospel in his youth, he did not truly come to saving faith until he was married, had two young daughters and was brought to his knees in 1992. It was then God started changing his life. In his life the worst things that happened to him brought about the best things eternally. While earnestly seeking a reformed theology church, he…