EDINBROOK EXECUTIVE TEAM

 
 
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BRENT HALL // Lead pastor

bhall@edinbrookchurch.org

Pastor Brent came to lead Edinbrook in April 2013. Brent’s greatest passion is to see people know and grow in Jesus Christ, moving away from religion to a true personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. Communicating that passion emphasizes worship of God through every aspect of our daily lives. Pastor Brent serves on the Board of Directors, leads the Executive Team, is our preaching pastor and leads the vision God has for Edinbrook Church.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

Movie: Star Wars
Restaurant: Lemon Grass
Book of the Bible: Gospel of John
Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Pizza Topping: Pepperoni

 

 
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RANDY CHALL // Worship Pastor

rchall@edinbrookchurch.org

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mechanical engineering, Randy took the next logical step and went into full-time ministry! To this day, Randy is still grateful for the opportunity to do what he loves as a part of God's amazing work through the local church. Randy is married to Abbey and have been married since 2006. They have one smiley son named Davis, thirteen nieces and nephews who are loads of fun, and one quirky little pup named Gracie.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

Season: Summer...obviously!
Vacation: Any clear, clean northern Minnesota lake
Color: Orange
Restaurant: Doolittles Woodfire Grill
Food: All things chicken and cheese
Beverage: Izzy
Book of the Bible: James
Verse: Philippians 2:13

 

 
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BOB COOMBE // Pastor of Spiritual Development

bcoombe@edinbrookchurch.org

Bob brings a wealth of educational and pastoral experience. His primary responsibility is pastoral care (counseling, visitation, encouragement, spiritual guidance, etc.). He provides lay leadership care and development, teaches and preaches, oversees the Edinbrook Community Groups, and conducts special services such as weddings and funerals. Bob is eager to promote our Church Mission, and to encourage Edinbrook people in that mission. Pastor Bob is married to Susan and has 8 grandchildren.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives
Movie: Anything about Christmas   
Restaurant: Willy McCoy
Book of the Bible: Exodus
Verse: Jeremiah 2:13
Food: Pulled Pork with Blue Cheese coleslaw
Vacation: Any place warm around the water
Color: Bright Red
Beverage: Black Coffee
Season: Christmas
Pizza Topping: Sausage & Mushroom

 

 
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TAMMY DEVENING // Director of Early Childhood Ministries

tdevening@edinbrookchurch.org

Tammy oversees our Beginnings Ministry for Nursery thru Kindergarten. She schedules, plans, facilitates and coordinates the early childhood programming. She serves with a large volunteer team who make it possible to give our littlest ones their first look at Jesus and His love. This also includes AWANA Cubbies, Little Joyful Sounds and VBS.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: The Amazing Race
Movie: The Borne trilogy
Restaurant: Panera
Book of the Bible: John
Verse: Psalm 121
Food: Pizza
Vacation: Spain
Sports Team: Vikings
Color: Green
Beverage: Coffee
Season: Autumn

 

 
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JANE ERICKSON // Director of Office Support

jerickson@edinbrookchurch.org

Jane oversees the church office staff and volunteers, coordinates the church calendar and schedules events and rooms, maintains the database, handles payroll and accounts payable. Jane has worked at Edinbrook Church since 1994. She is married to Mark has two grown children who are married, has 4 grandchildren, one foster grandchild and a 15 pound cockapoo named Luci.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Fixer Upper
Movie: Cinderella
Restaurant: P.F. Changs
Book of the Bible: Ephesians
Verse: Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Food: Fruit or a good hamburger with lettuce, tomato, bacon, pepper jelly and yes, peanut butter!
Vacation: Most interesting vacation was to Japan, but spending time up at the cabin/lake is wonderful!
Sports Team: Don't have a favorite team, but if I had to pick a sport to watch it would be high school basketball
Candy: Cherry Licorice
Color: Red
Beverage: Orange San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverage
Season: Summer
Pizza Topping: Onions with Pepperoni, Sausage, Mushrooms and Black Olives

 

 

NANCY HEDBERG // Director of Kids Ministries

nhedberg@edinbrookchurch.org

Nancy provides leadership, vision, and support for the kids team. This is a body of staff and volunteers who work together to minister to kids in grades 1-6. Together they create an environment of spiritual development. Discovery Kids takes place through Sunday classes, AWANA Clubs on Wednesday nights, kids Choirs, and VBS. Nancy is married to Steve and has 3 grown children, Eric, Tim and Kellie.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Fixer Upper
Movie: Sound of Music
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Book of the Bible: Esther
Verse: Psalm 100
Food: Thai
Vacation: Houseboat in Canada
Color: Purple
Beverage: Coffee
Season: Summer
Pizza Topping: Canadian Bacon/ Pineapple

 

 

JOSHUA KIRSCH // Executive Pastor

jkirsch@edinbrookchurch.org

Pastor Joshua became the Executive Pastor in January 2015. Some of Joshua’s duties as Executive Pastor include overseeing most of the staff, being on the Board of Directors, overseeing the facilities, working closely with missions partners, preaching on Sunday mornings when needed, and teaching the membership class. Joshua has a passion to see people first and foremost enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and then to see their lives transformed by Christ working in their lives. He is also passionate about helping families to pass their faith on to the next generation.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond, Agents of SHIELD
Movie: Anything Star Wars, Anything Marvel
Restaurant: Red Robin, Famous Daves, Chipotle
Book of the Bible: Proverbs
Verse: Romans 8:38-39
Vacation: Disney World
Sports Team: Vikings, Twins, Wild
Color: Orange
Beverage: Dr. Pepper
Season: Fall
Pizza Topping: Sausage

 

 

KRIS SCHERER // Communications Specialist

kscherer@edinbrookchurch.org

Kris Scherer makes everything look amazing here at Edinbrook Church. Her roles include imagery and graphic design along with several communication pieces such as the weekly bulletin and eNewsletters. Trust us when we say she has an incredible eye for graphic pizazz.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Gilmore Girls
Movie: Bourne Trilogy
Restaurant: Benihana
Book of the Bible: John
Verse: 1 Peter 5:7
Vacation: Cruise
Sport Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Color: Purple
Beverage: Coffee
Season: Spring
Pizza Topping: Beef & green olives

 

 

MARK THURSTON // Director of Student Ministries

mthurston@edinbrookchurch.org

Mark has been a part of this church family for all but 3 months of my life! Along with his wife Sherrill, they volunteered as youth workers for many years prior to coming on staff at Edinbrook Church in 1999. Mark & Sherrill are the parents of four children - three of whom are married - and eight grandchildren.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Monk, Blue Bloods, The Crown
Movie: War movies...love war movies, and The Lord of the Rings
Restaurant: Anything Chinese or Oriental that has great egg rolls
Book of the Bible: Philippians
Verse: Philippians 2:3-11 or Luke 9:23
Food: Egg rolls
Vacation: Anywhere there is sand, aqua & teal colored water, and 80 degree weather
Sports Team: Vikings, Twins, Wild, Wolves, Gophers - yup, I am Minnesotan
Color: Blue
Beverage: A nice, strong, full of flavor, so dark that you can't see the bottom of the cup coffee
Season: All of them except winter
Pizza Topping: Sauerkraut

 
 
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EDINBROOK SUPPORT STAFF

 
 

PAUL BYRGE // Financial Administrator

pbyrge@edinbrookchurch.org

Paul works with our Finance team to ensure accuracy and accountability. Paul has worked at Edinbrook Church since 2015. He is married to Lisa and has one daughter, McKinlee.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Scorpion
Movie: Troy
Restaurant: The Claddagh
Book of the Bible: Romans
Verse: Romans 1:16
Food: Fried Chicken (Popeye's)
Vacation: Anywhere with my family
Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks
Color: Seahawks Green
Beverage: Crafted Cold Press Coffee
Season: Spring
Pizza Topping: Canadian Bacon

 

 

CLAY ERICKSON // Custodian

cerickson@edinbrookchurch.org

Clay works with our custodial team. Clay has worked at Edinbrook Church since 2014. He is married to Tammy and has two teenage daughters, Karissa and Rachael.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Hogan's Heroes
Movie: The Finest Hours
Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Book of the Bible: James
Verse: Philippians 4:13
Food: Chicken Parmesan
Vacation: Punta Cana
Sports Team: St. Paul Saints
Color: Orange
Beverage: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Season: Autumn
Pizza Topping: Ham/Pinnapple

 

 

ALEX HAYS // Imprint 56 Coordinator

haysdalex@gmail.com

Alex is the coordinator of Imprint 56. Alex has worked at Edinbrook Church since 2013 and is also an elementary school teacher. He is married to Katie.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

Movie: Sandlot
Book of the Bible: James
Verse: Joshua 1:9
Sports Team: Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves
Color: Blue

 

 

TOM LEVESQUE // Facilities Manager

tlevesque@edinbrookchurch.org

Tom is the facilities manager and works full time. He also enjoys working the Front line ministry greeting people in the parking lot on Sunday mornings. Tom is married to Nancy. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Anything on food network or The Golf Channel
Movie: Dances with Wolves
Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Book of the Bible: John
Food: Prime Rib
Vacation: Colorado
Season: Summer
Pizza topping: Anchovies
Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Color: Blue
Beverage: Real COKE

 

 
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CHRIS MAAS // Jr. High Youth Pastor

cmaas@edinbrookchurch.org

Chris is the Jr High Youth Pastor. Chris has worked at Edinbrook Church since 2013. He enjoys ministering outside the box when it comes to activity and event ideas. His biggest passion is to introduce students to Jesus and to instill a love for God’s word.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Flashpoint and NCIS
Movie: Star Wars Return of the Jedi
Restaurant: Chick-fil-A
Book of the Bible: Ephesians
Verse: Isaiah 40:31
Food: Chicken
Vacation: Cabin in the woods or mountains
Sports Team: Chicago Bears
Color: Blue
Beverage: Coffee
Season: Fall
Pizza Topping: Meat

 

 
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AMANDA MILLER // Worship Associate

amandaraesings@gmail.com

Amanda serves as one of our worship interns here at Edinbrook. She absolutely loves leading others in songs of praise. Amanda is married to Justin and they have two boys.

 

 
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JON MEESTER // Sound Technician

jmeester@edinbrookchurch.org

Jon works with the worship team to make sure their tech needs are met. He is responsible for lighting, staging, sound and the video needs of the worship team. Jon and his wife Heather have attended Edinbrook for 19 years and they have 3 children.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Hogan's Heroes
Restaurant: Lemongrass
Book of the Bible: Proverbs
Food: Thai
Color: White

 

 
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DEE MILLER // Head Custodian

dmiller@edinbrookchurch.org

Dee keeps this place looking spotless and amazing. As the lead custodian here at Edinbrook she appreciates having the place look great. And she does a great job! Dee is married to Lyle and they have one son Joseph.

 

 
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BETHANY NASH // Kids Ministry Intern & Custodial Assistant

bnash@edinbrookchurch.org

Bethany works part-time with our Custodial team and as a Kids Ministry Intern here at Edinbrook. Bethany has worked here since June of 2017.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Star Trek Next Generation
Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Restaurant: Carbone's
Book of the Bible: James
Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13
Food: Sesame Chicken
Vacation: Michigan
Sports Team: Vikings
Color: Blue
Beverage: Coffee
Season: Autumn
Pizza Topping: Chicken & Mushroom

 

 
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ANGELA PHENEGER // Office Administrative Assistant

apheneger@edinbrookchurch.org

Angie Pheneger works as a part time administrative assistant. She is married to Jeff and has two kids and two grandsons.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

TV Show: Shark Tank
Restaurant: Chipotle
Verse: Philippians 4: 6 & 7
Food: Watermelon, Mangos, and Dark Chocolate
Vacation: Anywhere
Sports Team: Minnesota Twins
Color: Purple
Beverage: Kombucha
Season: Fall
Pizza Topping: Vegetables

 

 
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PAM SAWYER // Edinbrew Coffee Shop Manager

Pam runs and manages our coffee shop on Sunday mornings: Edinbrew! There is nothing she loves more than the smell of fresh coffee. Pam is married to Dave.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

Verse: Romans 25:13
Food: Her husband Dave's cooking
Color: Every color!

 

 
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SUSAN WICKLUND // Kids Ministry Administrator & Custodial Assistant

swicklund@edinbrookchurch.org

Susan works part-time with our Custodial team and as an administrative assistant to our KIDS MinistryTeam. She has worked at Edinbrook Church since 2012. She is married to Todd and has six children.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES...

Movie: Facing the Giants
Book of the Bible: Psalms
Food: Bacon and Chocolate
Color: Yellow
Beverage: Cherry Pepsi
Season: Summer
Pizza Topping: Everything