About Us

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Lead Pastor Brad Reis

Pastor Brad and his wife, Terri, are co-founders of Willowbrook Church which opened its doors in 2000. They have been married for over 30 years and have two children, McKenna Mollet (husband Dan) and Madison (junior in high school).

Education:                                            Golden Valley College: Bible Degree

Moorhead State University: Psychology & Counseling 

Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul: Master of Divinity Degree

Saddleback Church, CA: Church Planting

Leisure activities: Running, fishing, golfing and "date" nights with wife.

 Life verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Executive Pastor Katie Henslin

Pastor Katie started with Willowbrook Church in 2000. Katie and her husband Peter have been married for 13 years and have been blessed with three children - Maja, Carter and Ruby.

Education:  Bethel University and Seminary: Bible and Theological Studies Degree, Youth Ministry Degree

Crosspoint Church, TN: Executive Ministry Training

Leisure Activities: Loves to be outdoors! Anything with the water and sunshine, pontooning, snow skiing and spending time with family and friends!

Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


Student Ministries Pastor Cerina Hentges

Cerina started attending Willowbrook when she was 16 years old. In 2012 Cerina became our Senior High Director; and then in September of 2017 joined our team full time as the Student Ministries Pastor. Cerina is married to Dylan and loves spending time with their puppy, Raji!
University of Northwestern-St.Paul: Youth and Family Studies degree, Bible Minor
Leisure Activities:
Spending time outside, hanging out with friends, going on dates with her husband, playing with her puppy, listening to music (especially *NSync!) and enjoying a good cup of coffee!
Life Verse:
Jeremiah 29:11

Children's Ministry Director Alicen Fritzinger

I stumbled upon Willowbrook after moving to Forest Lake in July 2016, and I can finally say I have found my church home. What started as a volunteer opportunity to paint the kids' min room has since turned into a passion for serving God's children. Giving them opportunities to utilize the gifts God has given them is what I enjoy most.

The best part of serving in children's ministry is being able to see life through their eyes. I am constantly reminded of how beautiful this life can be when viewed from their perspective.

My husband, Chris, and I married in July 2016, and we have two dogs, Nike and Zeus. When I'm not at the 'Brook, I can be found training dogs at the Humane Society or on the lake with friends.

Since giving my life to Christ in March 2014, there have been many verses that have guided me. One in particular is Proverbs 31:30 - Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.


Early Childhood Director Jolene Organ

Jolene has been attending Willowbrook since 2000 and joined the staff in 2005. Her and her husband Troy have been married for 18 years and love living life with their three children, Anna, Tommy and Allie. 
Leisure Activities:  Photography, baking and being with my husband as we watch our kids grow up much too quickly!
Life Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-7 

Worship Director Chad Goehring

Chad and his family have been with Willowbrook since 2000.  He is marreid to Heidi and they have four children (Ayda, Judah, Rae Ann, and Levi).  Chad's passion toward worship is contagious as it inspires us to press into Christ's love for us! 


Office Administrator Jane Gustafson

Jane has attended Willowbrook since the summer of 2000 and on staff since 2001. Time flies!  Her and her absolutely awesome husband John have been married for 45 years and they have 3 kids - Casey, Nick and Kimberly. They are also grandparents to two beautiful boys, Toren and Brecken.

Education:  University of Nebraska (no degree but GO HUSKERS!)

Leisure Activities:  Going just about anywhere with John, hanging out with Toren and Brecken, reading, traveling to see family, cooking and art.

Life Verse: Psalm 19:14.


Financial Administrator: Lynn Brune