leadership team

Our Leadership Board is appointed by our congregation. We gather together each month to continually
discern the leading of God's Spirit and to gain greater wisdom in promoting the unity and vitality of our church.

  • mindy molin

    I grew up in Owatonna, MN with my parents and sister. I knew as early as sixth grade that I was going to attend Bethel College (now University). During college I joined with two pastors in their start of a church plant in Lino Lakes. I took on the role as the church's youth pastor for 10 years. I also met and married Erik at that church. I ended my job as youth pastor to work for another youth organization until coming full-swing back to Bethel again. I started as an Admissions Counselor and now work as the Assistant Registrar for undergrad students. If you have students at Bethel, I'm the one who will award their degree! :)


    When our previous church closed its doors, Erik and I spent a few years looking for a new church. While searching, our family grew as we welcomed our first son, Tryg. After Tryg's birth, I really felt the loss of not having a church family to share in the experience. In the spring of 2011, Erik, Tryg, and I started attending enCompass. I have enjoyed getting to know the families at enCompass as we have continued the growth of our family with our second son, Kale.


    It is refreshing to be able to be real with other women and men who are just trying to do their best at work, at home, in parenting, in social settings, and in their spiritual lives. I enjoy the groups that enCompass has to offer and I hope that we can continue to expand beyond the Sunday morning experience in new and enriching ways.


    An odd fact about me: I was born over a month and a half early. I kind of feel like God thought it would be funny that I would be born on the first day of winter, December 21. The truth is, I hate winter!

  • Zac harder

    I grew up on a farm in southwestern Minnesota, attending one of the many local Mennonite churches. I attended Hesston College in KS for two years and then volunteered with Youth Encounter to drive around in a van with 5 other 18-21 year-olds for a year on the beautiful US east coast. It was during this adventure that I met an amazing woman who would one year later become my wife. Amber and I have three wonderful kids: Feven, Kairus, and Freya.


    After graduating from the University of MN with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, I now work at General Mills creating custom food equipment.


    Amber and I started coming to enCompass in 2009 after feeling a lack of connection at our previous church. People often talk about enCompass being full of genuine and sincere people. I have to admit, that is exactly what we first noticed and what kept us coming back. My prayer for enCompass is that people’s spirits can be refreshed and renewed from the hustle and bustle which often consumes the day to day.