Our Staff

Greg Jorgensen - Lead Pastor

Greg and his wife, Amanda, live in the lakes area with their four children.

He and his wife enjoy going out for coffee or dinner with friends, campfires, and road- trips. 

Greg recieved his Bachelors from Augustana College, and his Masters of Seminary from Sioux Falls Seminary, SD.

Sharon Hoerichs - Financial Secretary

Sharon and her husband, Chris, live on a farm in the lakes area. They are recently empty nesters who keep themselves busy operating their apple orchard in addition to all the other tasks life on the farm brings. Sharon is a freelance bookkeeper and enjoys helping people learn to manage their personal finances. In her spare time, she likes gardening, watching hockey and quiet time at home.​

Karina Van Wyhe - Director of Worship and Communications

Karina and her husband, Aaron, live in the lakes area with their three children.

Karina also works as a stay-at-home mom and owns Nektar, a seasonal coffee trailer in Arnolds Park.

She enjoys cooking, coffee time with friends, and staying in to enjoy her family.

Karina recieved her Bachelors from Wartburg College, in Waverly IA.

Laurie Simington - Director of Outreach & Assimilation

Laurie and her husband, Brad, live in the lakes area with their 2 teenagers. Laurie also works part time at Okoboji Tourism. She enjoys time with family and friends, eating out, golfing and anything summertime (except bugs). Laurie received her Bachelors from the University of Iowa.

Martín Mendez - Ministry Resident

Stephanie Mendez - Nursery Coordinator 

Martín was born in Argentina. He and his wife, Stephanie, moved to the area from Spain, where they were missionaries for 9 years. Martín enjoys playing bass guitar and acoustic guitar, spending time with friends, his wife and two daughters.

Stephanie grew up in Milford, then spent several years serving in missions around the world. She met her husband, Martín, and they had their daughters while living in Spain. She loves learning about different cultures, making empañadas, traveling, and finding creative ways to teach kids about God and this amazing world He created. 

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