(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.
(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 moved to Chaska this past summer and 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.
Children’s Ministry Director
952-856-2298 ext. #6
We are excited to announce that we have hired DeAnna Petersen as our new Director of Children’s Ministry. DeAnna has many years of experience leading children’s ministry in a church setting. She has two daughters, Destiny and Katie. Deanna comes to us from Crossview Covenant Church in Mankato, MN where she’s worked for the last six years. She has proven organizational skills and a passion for working with children.