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Say hello to the leadership team at Arise Church

Meet our leadership

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Andrew Ward - Lead Pastor

Andrew Ward is born and raised in northern Minnesota, yet dislikes ice fishing. He has been with Arise Church since 2014. Since then, he has served as Arise's lead pastor. Andrew is married to his lovely wife Kristina of 16 years,they have 6 children.

"That's my real hair not a toupee, promise" - Andrew

Russ Young - Elder

Russ Young helped start Arise Church in 2011. Russ serves an Elder at Arise. Russ is married to his wife, Karen. Russ loves football and mystery novels.

Google is broken - Russ

Brook Carlson - Deacon of Finance (Elder Candidate)

Brook Carlson joined the Arise Church leadership team in 2015 as the Deacon of whatever was needed. Brook loves grooming his beard and Star Wars.

"It's A Trap" - Admiral Ackbar's

Keith Stoltzfus - Deacon of Music (Elder Candidate)

Keith Stoltzfus started at Arise Church in 2015. Since then, he has served in Arise's music in some form. Keith is married to his wife, Alisha with 2.5 kids.

"That's a lot of Hair" - Thug from Tangled

Mandee Carlson - Director of Arise Kids

Mandee Carlson joined the Arise Church leadership team in 2018 as the director of Arise Kids. Mandee is currently in love with water color paints, photography, and all things organic.

"Father Abraham had many sons" - Mandee singing