Keith Kerstetter

Senior Pastor


Keith & Cindy moved to Willmar in 2001 with sons Sam, Mike & Tom. God realized someone was missing and blessed them with a daughter, Anna. As later-blooming Christians, Keith & Cindy have a fresh understanding of the barriers that separate people from God. They feel their call to Willmar was to pastor the community, not just the church. The current church mission statement grew out of their own experience - “we want to go to heaven and take as many people with us as we can.”


Fun fact: Cindy is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, speaker, seamstress, baker, and quite handy around the house. Keith can move furniture. 


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Bruce Schoeman

Adult Ministries


Bruce has served as Adult Ministries Pastor at Willmar AG for the past 10 years. His varied work experience includes business administrator, event manager for Lowell Lundstrom Ministries, advertising executive, consultant and board member for regional, national and international ministries. Two years ago, God prompted Bruce to lead what has become known as Encore – His mission is to encourage adults and help them discover and embrace God’s purpose for the next stage of life.


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Ben & Michelle Markwardt

Kids' Pastors


Ben and Michelle met while studying children’s ministry at North Central University in Minneapolis. They were married in 2009 and have two boys: Matthew and Jeremiah. Being “kids people” they love seeing kids grow closer to Jesus, but are even more thrilled when they can help parents become the primary spiritual leaders for their own family.


Fun Fact: Ben and Michelle were married in the Epicenter at Willmar AG.


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Mark & Eunice Djerf

Music Pastor


Mark and Eunice got married in Minneapolis in 2006 and have three children: Isabelle, Alexander and Victoria. They share a love for music and have had the privilege of leading worship together since high school. Rooted in the Twin Cities until moving to Willmar, past positions have included youth ministry, church administration, and music teaching.


Fun Fact: Mark and Eunice can both solve a Rubix cube in under 3 minutes.


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Mike McDevitt

Administrative Pastor


Michael (Mike) and Emily got married in Hutchinson, MN in 2002. They have three kids Ashleigh, Caleb and Lacey-Rae. Mike has a degree in culinary arts and Emily is a Family Medicine Physician at ACMC in Willmar. Emily enjoys being on the Worship Team and is one of the leaders on the KidsWorld K-Crew team. They enjoy Volleyball, Crossfit and playing with their kids.


Fun Fact: Mike and Emily are in the process of expanding their family with adopted kids from Haiti.


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Paul MCCULLOUGH

Outreach Pastor


Pastor Paul and his wife, Fran, have been on the pastoral staff for almost 25 years serving in a variety of positions while assisting the leadership of four senior pastors during this time. Now reaching his retirement years, his portfolio consists in a more focused direction of reaching out to the congregation and community, serving as Minister of Outreach here in the local church and as a Community Chaplain sanctioned by the Assemblies of God National Office in Springfield, MO to the community at large. He serves as a volunteer chaplain with Willmar Police Department, Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Department, Willmar Fire Department and Willmar Ambulance Services, along with a chaplaincy position with Divine Home and Hospice Care. They have two adult children, Joseph and his wife, Nikki, of Ann Arbor, MI and Maria and her husband, Jake Goodew, of Rochester, MN.


Fun Fact: Pastor Paul enjoys camping out at a particular table at Walmart’s Subway and the snack area at Willmar’s Target Store where he has the opportunity of conversing and enjoying not only the church families but others he reaches out to from our surrounding community while shopping there.


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Josh Martin

Middle School Youth Pastor


Josh and Liz started ministry as full time, single, youth pastors in Spring Lake Park, MN in 2006. Their work experience includes middle school and high school, missions, media, retreats & events, and administrative responsibilities. Together they served on staff for seven years! They got married in 2009, had their daughter Ellie in 2012, and just welcomed their son Maxton in November. They moved to Willmar in 2013. Josh loves and empathizes with the impressionable age and awkward stage of middle school students. Together they believe this generation has the power to change the world, they simply need a place to belong and to be believed in. Josh can be found at Epik with cookies, candy and juice boxes in hand. Meats and sweets are his thing. He blends into the middle school crowd because of his height and the students make it their goal to outgrow him before high school. Liz is exploring new hobbies like photography and writing while being the one and only momma her babies have!


Fun Fact: Josh has, or will find, a coupon for everything!



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Aaron Rhodes

High School Youth Pastor


Aaron and Hannah moved to Willmar in 2012 to serve as lead Student Ministries Pastors. Aaron has a degree in Church Leadership from the University of Southeastern in Lakeland, Florida. Hannah is a cosmetologist. Aaron and Hannah were married in Tampa, Florida, in 2009 and have a son, Zane. The motto for their ministry is "whoever loves this generation the most will have them." Their heart is to love them the most and lead students on a journey to reach their maximum potential and be who God created them to be. They enjoy having "house parties" with the students and friends. When arriving at their house you could find Aaron watching baseball or boxing and Hannah doing DIY projects.



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Alyssa Holtan

Glocal (Global & Local) Outreach Coordinator


Alyssa is a local girl, married to a fantastically musical guy named Mark. She is rarely seen without a cup of coffee. And though she thinks herself silly, much like her curly hair, she takes seriously her love for Jesus and passion to reach the lost both here and around the world.


Fun Fact: The Holtan’s are often found sneaking spoonfuls of cookie dough, though they’d be equally as happy eating freshly baked cookies with a side of something spicy.


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Support Staff

Peter Johnson - Technical Director

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Char Dykstra - Executive Secretary             

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Rose Slagter - Executive Secretary

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Leonard Jergenson - Facilities Director

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Nancy Murphy - Choir Director

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