Church Staff

Associate Pastor

Pastor Don Barsness is Canadian born and was raised in Billings, Montana.  He and his wife Marla have three children - Cari, Christa, and Curt and five grandchildren.

Don attended Northwest Bible College in Minot where he completed his undergraduate degree in Christian Education.  After pastoring in North and South Dakota for twenty-three years, Don returned to school, earning a Masters of Educational Ministries degree from Sioux Falls Seminary in 2000.

Both Don and Marla have a passion for life related Bible teaching.  Don's love is for spiritual nurturing and Marla's joy in music round out their ministries. 

Don came on staff as Associate Pastor in March of 2014.  He is currently serving as interim pastor while we search for a new lead pastor.

You can contact Pastor Don via email at


Administrative Assistant

Sarah grew up in Wisconsin.  She met Joel while in Bible school and after getting married, they moved to North Dakota to be missionaries to the Native Americans.  Joel and Sarah have three children, Ethan, Micah and Hannah.  Sarah came on staff as the administrative assistant in January of 2013.  

You can contact Sarah via email at: