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 nearly 30 years and have two children, McKenna Mollet (husband Dan) and Madison (sophomore 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

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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 

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Assistant Kid's 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.

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Assistant Kid's Director Kari Jewett

I have been attending Willowbrook and serving in the kid's ministry program for 12 years! My favorite thing about working with our kids is being able to play. Kids are always real and looking for fun.  I love helping them understand God's Word through games, laughter, challenges, and other creative activities. 

 

I've been married to my husband, Joe, for 10 years.  We have two young boys; Bryce and Brady.  In my leisure time I travel near and far seeking adventure and time with friends. I also play softball for our Willowbrook women's team every summer.

 

My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. 

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Junior High Director Dylan Hentges

Dylan has been attending Willowbrook since 2007, beginning as a high school student. In 2013, Dylan became the Jr. High Director.
 
Dylan has been married to Cerina for nearly two years and loves spending time with their puppy, Raji. 

 
Education:
Currently attending the University of Northwestern St. Paul: Youth and Family Studies Degree, Bible Minor. 

Leisure Activities:
I love hunting, fishing (especially ice fishing), bonfires and doing basically anything outside. I also really enjoy working on cars, and watching football - GO PACK GO!

Life Verse:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Senior High Director Cerina Hentges

Cerina started attending Willowbrook when she was 16 years old. In 2012 Cerina became our Senior High Director.  Cerina has been married to Dylan for nearly two years and loves spending time with their puppy, Raji!
 
 
Education:
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

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Worship Director Chad Goehring

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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.

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Director of Guest Relations Julia Hipp

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Program Intern Stephanie Stenberg