Leadership

Jared Gustafson - Lead Pastor

As the Lead Pastor, Jared is the primary communicator and vision caster for the church as he serves shoulder-to-shoulder with the Elders and Deacons to equip people in our community to love God, love others, and serve the world.

About Me:
I have lived in Roseau most of my life.  I was raised on a small rural farm outside of Salol and graduated from Roseau High School in 1995.  I received my calling into ministry in 1997 and have been pursuing that end ever since.  I met my wife to be, Alisa, at Bethel College (now Bethel University) while pursuing a B.A in Biblical and Theological Studies (2001).   (Or was I pursuing a wife while getting a B.A.?)  Since then, I have worked various places, from Teen Challenge in Minneapolis, to being a sports missionary in Sweden.  We moved back to the US when were preparing to have our first child.  I was blessed to be able to continue my education at Bethel Seminary (Master's of Divinity 2013) while working construction and raising what was then two children!  Now, we are very happy to call Roseau home once again.  I am blessed to be living on the farm where I was raised, with my wife Alisa, our daughters, Alana and Lanae, and God has added to our quiver a boy, Truitt!

 



 

 

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Jesse Kuiken - Pastor of Worship and Youth

Jesse joins our leadership as our Pastor of Worship and Youth!  We are very excited to have them serving here in Roseau!   Jesse and his wife Tina and their 3 children are a welcomed addition!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Tallie Habstritt - Governing Board Elder

Tallie has lived in Roseau County most of her life.  Her and her husband Scott  have 2 grown daughters Tallie_web.jpgand six grandchildren.  Tallie is a member of our Elder board and currently serving on our Governing Board as well.  She is active in several ministries within the church.  We are very thankful to have her serving our church body!



 

Neil Vagle - Governing Board Co-Chairman & Treasurer

Neil has been a member of the RCC since 1968. He has been a board member for many years as well as being a Sunday School Teacher for most of the years since 1968.  He and his wife ReNae, children Jon (Janelle), Angela (Brian) and Laura are all active members and very involved in various activities at RCC, especially in the music and education ministry. Neil has been a High School Business Education teacher at Roseau High School since 1968. At the present time, he is semi-retired; still teaching part time.

 



 

Sandy Dunham - Governing Board Deacon

Sandy and her husband Lloyd have been active members of our church since 1988.  She is very active member of our church and also shares her gift of singing with us and others at various events around our community.

 



 

Merlin_E.jpgMerlin Eberhardt - Governing Board Deacon

Merlin Eberhardt serves the body as one of our deacons.  He and his wife Shareen have continued to bless and serve our church family for several years.

 



 

Richard Gross - Governing Board Deacon & Co-Chairman

 Rich is the drive behind our Royal Ranger program.  His commitment and dedication to the character and life-skill development of young men in exciting and encouraging.  Rich is also a part of our worship teams as well as being involved in other various ministries.  Rich is married to Hilary have been members since 2010 and are the parents of Ayla, Autumn, and Sam.

 



 

Aaron_web.jpgAaron Olson - Governing Board Deacon

Aaron is a very active member of our church, involved with the boys side of Impact Kids Ministries (Royal Rangers) and is always willing to lend a hand when there is a need.  He and his wife Jaime and their children have attended RCC for several years.  We are very blessed to have him serve our local body!