Interim Lead Pastor
Jon oversees the vision, activities and preaching at Mercy and manages the staff team. He loves to see people equipped and empowered to serve Jesus in their everyday lives. Jon planted River Heights Vineyard (RHV) in 1990 and served as its lead pastor until transitioning lead pastorship at RHV in 2015. He received training at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. Jon and his wife Sue co-lead the Central Mexico Partnership for the Vineyard and love working with their friends in Mexico. For fun, Jon likes to play games with his kids and grandkids, and is a very devoted and "hopeful" Twins firstname.lastname@example.org
As lead associate pastor, Mike works directly with Mercy staff and leaders to develop smooth-operating church services, as well as helps with staff and leadership growth. Additionally, he serves on the finance team. His biggest passions are counseling people, teaching classes, writing, and identifying emerging leaders. His wife Annalisa is awesome and his kids are weird (which is exactly how he likes them). He’s an introvert, but has been known to get really chatty about baseball. His family has called Mercy home since email@example.com
Tommy serves on the preaching team, leads the Worship and Prayer Teams, and meets with individuals to provide prayer, pastoral counseling, and connection. He founded “Tommy K. Wesley and the Entourage,” and spends time singing and ministering to congregations around the country, sharing the good news of God’s redeeming, healing power. Be it music, preaching, or counseling, Tommy’s hope is to exemplify real Christian living. He is also a devoted father of four firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly connects others to the Mercy community through Mercy groups, the coffee team, connection events, and the Welcome Desk. It makes her heart glad to see people connect, thrive, and use their gifts both at Mercy and in their day to day lives. Kelly’s StrengthFinder 2.0 results are: Empathy, Maximizer, Connectedness, Strategic, and Positivity, which translates to a life of endless coffee meetings, Google spreadsheets, and brainstorming/dreaming sessions. Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, son Judah and daughter Audra, trying out new Minneapolis restaurants in pursuit of the best fried chicken, and mastering the art of cold brew email@example.com
Cassie is the Associate Pastor of Kids Ministry and Spiritual Formation at Mercy. She loves building teams, helping people use all they’ve got for God’s Kingdom, and learning to see and hear Jesus a little better every day. She would love to help you find a place to belong at Mercy. A few of Cassie's favorite places to be are walking around Lake Como, in any Twin Cities Coffee Shop, around a campfire, or at a table with friends and firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo oversees the youth ministry of Mercy. He’s Brazilian, born and raised. He also lived in New Jersey, Kansas City, and most recently Jacksonville, Florida. Leo’s married to the girl of his dreams, Sarah, and is the father of a wonderful little boy named Levi Joshua. Leo is a basketball fanatic, he loves soccer (futebol), and Brazilian steakhouses like all properly raised Brazilians email@example.com
Markisha enjoys time spent with her five kids, singing, shopping, and cooking. Volunteering on the worship team at Mercy fills her soul because her greatest passion is to witness to people and connect with God through firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie oversees communications activities at Mercy. She is a mom of three, drummer for the band her husband Peter leads, hammock enthusiast, and finder of email@example.com
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