The pastors (regularly referred to in the New Testament as elders or overseers) provide leadership, counsel, and shepherding care. Our church structure includes both paid and non-paid elders who carry out the pastoral responsibilities. You can learn more about our church structure and the responsibilities and qualifications of pastors HERE.
Prior to coming to Resurrection as a pastor in September 2018, Aaron served on staff at Eden Baptist Church. He completed an undergraduate degree in English. He also completed an MA and ThM from Midwestern Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Biblical Theology.
Aaron and his wife, Kate, live in Apple Valley, MN.
Joshua completed his undergraduate degree in Biblical Counseling. He then received his MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary while completing a pastoral internship at Eden Baptist Church. Joshua is married to Shannon and they have two children, Elias and Aletheia.
Joshua and Shannon enjoy coffee, walks with their dog, spending time with people, and raising their children.
Before coming to Resurrection Church, Steve served as Youth Pastor at Jesus Is Lord Church in Rosemount, MN. After that, he served as Pastor of Education at Cedar Ridge Community Church in Eagan and then Director of Adult Education at Minnesota Valley Community Church in Prior Lake.
He completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. He earned Masters of Theological Studies in Biblical Studies at Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul) in 1995 and received his Masters of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Steve is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Kansas City, MO). Steve has two adult sons and lives with his wife Jenny (veterinarian) on a sheep farm in Prior Lake, where he loves to sit in his reading cabin in the woods and read (when he is not doing photography).
Deacons are vital to the health of our church. They facilitate a variety of ministries and lead in providing hospitality care. You can learn more about the qualifications and responsibilities of deacons HERE.
Our deacons are Jenny Aldridge, Kate Downs, and Tim Havlik. To contact our deacons, please email email@example.com.
Resurrection Church is partnering with the Hennegan family to plant a church on Guam. You can learn more about the Hennegan family and their church planting effort HERE.
Mel was raised on the island of Guam. He was raised in the Catholic tradition until his father and mother heard the good news of grace through faith. As a child, Mel came to faith when he realized that he is saved through faith alone, by grace alone, in Christ alone. He is a husband, a father, and a disciple of Christ.
In 2005, God brought him to Wisconsin to pursue a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical Studies. During this time he helped with a new church plant in Crivitz, WI, and served as the Worship Director (2009–2011).
In 2011, Mel moved to Minneapolis for further theological training and pastoral experience. He served as a Student Pastor (from 2011–2017) at Eden Baptist Church. He also pursued an M.Div as a student and apprentice at Bethlehem College & Seminary. Following graduation, Mel served as a Youth and Worship minister at Bayview Church.
He has a passion to love God, love people, and follow Jesus. He married Rachel in July 2012. He loves doing life and ministry with his wife and kids–Aria and Judah. Mel also enjoys playing guitar, watching movies and sports, exploring the island, and reading books.