I have the privilege of leading this young church as it grows in faith, community, and commitment, to the will of God. In the grand scheme of things, there is very little in this world of eternal significance. My wife and ministry partner (Wendy), and I are passionate about focusing our lives, and the attention of others, on the few things that produce an eternal value: Learning what the Bible really says; loving people, the way Jesus loves people; and living daily with joy. We encourage you and your family to come and explore these things together with the Northern Light family. We are blessed to parent three children Jason, Kristina and Noah.
Our passion is pursuing the presence of God. Worship is what brought us together and it’s what keeps us strong. We have nine beautiful children and have raised them with a heart of worship for Jesus. God planted us at Northern Light and we love it! We stand with the Northern Light family and sing our hearts out to the Father. We love the people, the “come as you are” atmosphere, the heart of the church to serve others, but most of all, we love Jesus! We are honored to serve here and to lead others into the presence of God through worship.
We desire to see the next generation of Jesus-followers at Northern Light, grow and become powerful leaders in their church, school, and community! God has given us the privilege of this very special task of working alongside our awesome middle and high school youth (IGNITE), and walking with them as they walk with the Lord. As a couple, we are committed to the service of Jesus, and we strive to grow the family of God. Our passion is to empower our youth to have that same appetite for sharing their faith in Jesus, with their family, friends and neighbors. We have been blessed with two beautiful children, Jacob and Addison.
Erika was born and raised in Duluth and has been active in ministry in our area, along with being an educator, for over twenty years. Her husband Pasquale is a native of Capri, Italy, and they one teenage daughter named Nicola. Ericka enjoys working with children! She has a passion for all kids to be personally changed by a relationship with Jesus. She works to teach kids how to connect with God the Father, who is their protector and gives them strength to face any obstacle they face in life. Erika’s prayer is that your child will be encouraged to grow as they spend time at Northern Light Christian Church.
My hope is that the youngest children at Northern Light Christian Church have a great time and feel the love of Jesus, every time they visit. Whether your child is seemingly growing out of clothes every week, or just came into this world, we see our opportunity to care for them as an awesome responsibility. My husband, Scott, and I have three children; Austin, Cayla and Zoe, all whom attend school in Proctor. We moved to the Northland almost eight years ago, and feel blessed to call this area home. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please feel free to contact me.