Our Team


Nathan and Mary, along with their three boys, moved to Grand Forks in February 2008 to plant a new church. Prior to pastoring in Grand Forks, they ministered in Minot, ND and Newell, SD as senior pastors and in Minot, ND as youth pastors. Nathan graduated from Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND majoring in Biblical and Ministerial Studies. He was ordained with the North Dakota Assemblies of God in 1991. Nathan and Mary have three sons. Steven, their oldest, resides in Minot, ND and has two young children. Daniel is married to Rebekah and they live in St. Paul, MN. Benjamin, their youngest, is married to Brooke and they live in Minot, ND. Nathan enjoys crossword puzzles, chocolate and biking. Mary enjoys playing classical piano, having coffee with friends, and watching a good movie. As a family they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and being outdoors.




Douglas and Anna love seeing people grow into the family of God. They serve Freedom Church by overseeing the small groups ministry and by connecting people into the community life of the church. They have two boys, Nehemiah and Ezra, and as a family enjoy the simple things in life: being outdoors, organic food, and prayer!





Josh and Mary love equipping people and developing ministries that impact our local community and world. Josh grew up in Binford, “The biggest little town in North Dakota”—with a population of 200. Mary grew up on a dairy farm in the lake country of central Minnesota. Josh and Mary’s dreams of ministering and connecting with people have come true. They love to see people get healed, refreshed and transformed by the power of God. Josh enjoys disc golf, dreaming about real estate, exploring the wonders of coffee, and talking everything business. Mary enjoys coffee, board games, getting lost in a good mystery novel, and riding horses. Their household consists of four creative children who wildly love life: Judah, Xander, Mercy and Mirabelle, and a Shih-Poo named Charles Xavier Von Whitaker.


Ministry Team


Jordan Aakre

Worship Pastor

Music ministry is a passion for Jordan. He believes that God has given him gifts in this area and it is his desire to honor the Lord with them. Jordan has been involved with worship ministry at Freedom Church since 2009 and currently serves as the worship pastor. Jordan is married to his wife, Rebekah, and they have two daughters, Livia and June.


Nate Espinoza

Compassion Coordinator

Nate assists the needs of people within and outside of Freedom Church and oversees volunteers. Nate is a social work student with a focus on chemical dependency at the University of North Dakota. He has a heart to reach broken people that are suffering and see their lives transformed through developing a personal relationship with Jesus.


Reagan Lange

Administrative Assistant

Reagan works "behind the scenes" in the church office and assists the pastoral staff in achieving the goals of Freedom Church. She is married to Jacob, and recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Brescia University. They love spending time with their dog Pilot and traveling to new places.


Bea Dalmi


Bea works in the business office and is Freedom Church's Certified Public Accountant. Bea has a strong attention to detail and is originally from Budapest, Hungary. She is married to Attila and they have two kids.


Shasti Liang


Shasti works in the business office at Freedom Church. She keeps Freedom Church's finances in order and is married to Lewis. Together they have three girls who love being involved with Freedom Youth.


University/Chi Alpha Team


Mark & Danielle Erickson

University Pastors

Mark and Danielle are two highly active missionaries that love college students. They love to snowboard, longboard, and play pick-up games of soccer. Their heart is to see the students of the University of North Dakota get changed by Jesus Christ, graduate with a degree, and pursue the calling on their lives.


Mike & Annica Myslinski

University Pastors

Mike is in his second year as a Chi Alpha Pastor at the University of North Dakota and is married to Annica. Annica is a hairstylist at Avant Hair & Skincare Studios in downtown Grand Forks. Their hearts have a love for people and spending quality time getting to know others, as well as reaching out to the international students on campus.


David Kasen

University Intern

David is participating in Chi Alpha's internship program for a second year. David and his wife Courtney enjoy ministering to college students and raising their first child, Alec.


Leadership Team


Kwame & Tivarri Eagleton

Kwame and his wife, Tivarri, moved to Grand Forks two years ago from Texas. Kwame is an anesthesiologist at Altu Hospital. They have two teenage children.


Galen & Kelly Kringstad

Galen is a business owner and is married to Kelly. They live north of Grafton, ND. Together they have two adult sons.


Robert & Rochelle Welin

Robert is a farmer and business owner. Robert is married to Rochelle. They live north of Alvarado, MN, and have three adult children.


Jacob & Reagan Lange

Jacob works as a commercial airline pilot and is married to Reagan, who is Freedom Church's Administrative Assistant. Together they have a dog named Pilot, who is very loved.