(952) 856-2298 ext. #5
I moved to Minnesota to attend Bethel Seminary right after I graduated from the University of Missouri. Since then, I have worked in a number of churches doing student ministry, small groups, missions and discipleship. I met my wife, Julie in Minnesota and we have been married 29 years. We have two adult children, Josh and Jessica. I love to read all kinds of books and I’m a big sports fan. I love the Kansas City Royals and have played fantasy football with my son for 18 years. I have seen over the years that when a church community can be welcoming and accepting, it creates a powerful environment for honesty and change. I have always had a passion and belief that when church is done right, it is the greatest organization in the world.
Director of Operations and Worship
(952) 856-2298 ext. #7
I came to Minnesota in 2001 to attend Bethel University and have been here ever since. For the last 10 years I’ve been helping lead worship around the Twin Cities and began at Westbrook in September of 2013. My wife, Jensine, and I have enjoyed being in the community that we’re ministering in. I also teach guitar, something I’ve really enjoyed getting more deeply involved in. We love to camp, fish, travel, watch random TV series on Netflix, and build sincere, authentic relationships. Authenticity is such a tough thing to find today, but I hope that you find it at Westbrook.
Director of Children’s Ministry
952-856-2298 ext. #6
Minnesota is home for me. I’ve been involved in children’s ministry for nearly 15 years as a volunteer, parent and staff member. Why children’s ministry? Because “what is rooted in the heart of a child is almost impossible to uproot in the life of an adult.” Westbrook has become home to my family – Destiny, Katie, Isabella and Duncan – since 2016.
Directory of Student Ministry
952-856-2298 ext. #8
I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2008, I met my beautiful wife, Rebecca, while she served as a missionary to students in Africa. Together, we moved to America to marry and start our family. Truly, I say, that only love could have brought me to this uninhabitable tundra called Minnesota. Brrrrrr! Our family includes three amazing children: Kingston, Myla and Scarlett. I’ve had the great honor of ministering to students in many countries around the world and currently studying my MDIV at Moody Theological Seminary. I eagerly look forward to serving the students and families of Westbrook Community Church.
I was born in Sparta, Wisconsin. My family moved to Minnesota when I was 11 because my father’s company moved to St. Paul. I worked for ‘Northwestern National Bank’ AKA Wells Fargo for 24 years in the Investment Management and Trust Group and retired from RBC Wealth Management at year end 2015. Pictured here are my son, Bryan, standing behind his wife Kim and their daughter Kali is standing behind me. Their son Michael is seated. My daughter, Jeannie is standing on the left. Not pictured are Jeannie’s husband Mark, and three daughters, Holly, Julie and Katie. Holly loves to help me in the nursery here at church, Julie is a recently married chemical engineer and Katie is a junior at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. My kids and grandkids are truly my life. I have outstanding siblings and family who just love to laugh, play games (lots of cards) and enjoy each other’s company; and Westbrook feeds my soul.