Staff

Darren Olson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Darren accepted the call for Senior Pastor in June 2012. He grew up in central Wisconsin (Shawano) on a Christmas tree farm with 3 older brothers and 1 older sister. Darren attended from Bethel Seminary and finished seminary at North Park and was ordained as a Covenant pastor.

Pastor Darren has been married to his wife, Brenda, for almost 26 years. The Olsons have 5 children who all love Jesus: Nathanael (23), Abby (21) Nehemiah (18) Alethia (16) and Ezra (13).

Darren can be reached at 563.499.4515 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Ed Natysin, Visitation Pastor

We desire to intentionally meet the needs of those in our church family who are elderly, ill, or just need someone to talk to. Ed looks forward to visiting, spending time in the Word, and praying with people. He currently leads a weekly Bible study at the Good Samaritan Center and the River's Edge Villa Senior Apartments. As a trained hospice volunteer, Ed has had the privilege to read the scriptures to those in the final hours of their earthly lives and extend extra time and support to their family left behind.

Ed can be reached at 218-417-0653. If he doesn't answer, please leave him a message.

Seth Bjornrud, Youth & Worship Pastor

Seth has a passion to connect peoples' hearts with the heart of God and worship is one pathway that can create an atmosphere of heart connection. He joined the staff at Evangelical Covenant Church in 2015. Seth's focus has been to provide leadership to the church's worship teams and build relationships with our congregation and our community. Seth also has a desire to connect with college students and be a part of their journey with God.

Seth can be reach at 218.209.6293 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)