Leonard started as the Facilities Director at the AG Church in Willmar in January 2015. He is tasked with keeping our campus in tip-top shape with the help of his crew. Willmar has always been Leonard’s home. He graduated from Willmar and went to North Dakota College of Science. Leonard and his wife, Brenda, were married at the AG Church in 1988. They expanded their family through adoption with three children. Prior to joining the staff, Leonard owned and operated an auto repair shop and Goodyear dealership. He can do almost anything and is very mechanically talented. What he enjoys the most is spending time with his wife and two grandchildren.
Fun Fact: In the past, Leonard raced with his “Good News Racing” car and has several track championships.
Leonard’s One-Minute Witness:
“I grew up in a Lutheran church knowing about God but not having a personal relationship with Him. During 7th grade, I developed a medical condition that lasted through graduation. I was in and out of hospitals trying to find the cause of internal bleeding. I ended up in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic Hospital for exploratory surgery. When the doctor came into my room, he gave me three scenarios as to what could happen in this surgery: 1) They could fix the problem, 2) I could come out on a kidney dialysis machine, and 3) I would die on the operating table. It was at that point that I cried out to God and dedicated my life to serving Him and asked Jesus into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. Ever since that day He has opened doors that I would have never imagined.”