Our Staff

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    Ben Cachiaras
    Lead Pastor

    Little known fact about you?
    I had four weird jobs in college: 1. Volleyball referree 2. Page in the Mayo Clinic medical library (that means I shelved books and ran errands for doctors) 3. Custodian at a women's clothing store (got the job from Tom Moen), and 4. Semi-professional magician.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to live in secluded cabin in the woods and work at an adventure camp where you got to do cool things like rock climbing, canoe trips, and winter camping in Minnesota. Other days I wanted to play the keyboard in a Christian Rock band.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    The family cabin on Long Lake in northern Minnesota -- been there every summer of my life, and loving it more every year.

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    Rob Kastens
    Executive/Campus Pastor | Mountain Rd

    Little known fact about you?
    I'm a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers! Okay, maybe it is known by a few people.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to marry an amazing woman who had a heart for God, love and commitment to her family, and a passion for worship and spiritual formation. (Some dreams come true!)

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Israel.

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    Luke Erickson
    Executive/Campus Pastor | Edgewood

    Little known fact about you?
    For lunch every day, almost without exception, I eat 2 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, a carrot, an apple, Goldfish crackers, and perhaps a granola bar (in that order)

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A professional football player.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Colorado (or any worthy place) – skiing

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    Samantha Webb
    Executive Assistant to Ben Cachiaras

    Little known fact about you?
    I eat ice cream almost every night.

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Singer/Actor.

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    Jerusalem/Israel

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    Sarah Fox
    Executive Assistant to Rob Kastens

    Little known fact about you?
    I’m a massage therapist by trade and worked for several years in chiropractic offices practicing injury massage for patients. 

    When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A teacher. I used to set up a classroom with dolls and stuffed animals and pretend to grade all their papers! As I grew older, I wanted to teach art or be an interior decorator. 

    If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    There are still so many places here in the United States I would like to experience. But, if we’re talking out of the country, Italy and Israel.

     

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    Jeanette Jennings
    Executive Assistant to Luke Erickson