meet our team
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Kris Walters - youth ministry coordinator
I have been and continue to be resiliently in pursuit of moments when heaven breaks into the reality of my day. I got caught up in this pursuit in college, and eternally partnered in this pursuit with Laura in 1994. I also realize many of these moments in our five children every day.
mac neal - youth minister
I am a proud Minnesota girl who often prefers the cold over the heat. After my first Luke 18 retreat in seventh grade (where I was accidentally placed in a boys' sleephouse, and non-accidentally got a pitcher of water poured on me by my youth minister) I have wanted to be a youth minister.
I graduated from the College of Saint Benedict where I enjoyed doing crazy things with wonderful people. I have a passion for good conversation with wonderful people and if coffee is involved, all the better. I seek adventure and exploring and travel, but my heart is most content when doing the simple things like sitting around a fire with friends, listening to good music, going for a long drive or reading a good book.
brendan bosanko - music minister + asst. youth minister
I’m a pretty simple guy from upstate New York who first experienced the love of Christ in high school. When trying to turn down the role of Jesus for our Living Stations play, I’ll always remember my youth minister telling me “Hey, somebody’s gotta do it”. That reluctant acceptance turned into a journey of self-discovery, and a joyful recognition of God calling me to dive deeper and lead others.
Growing through knowledge, struggle and prayer in college and young life, I decided to keep diving and pursued studies at Franciscan University. There, my passion for music met with my desire to minister and share the Gospel. On top of all that, I love hearing people’s stories, I enjoy playing games, and I have a great passion for all things facial hair (for men, of course)