STAFF

Karl Hanson

College Pastor

Daniel Olson

Pastor of Worship and Leadership Development

Joe McConkey

Pastor of Biblical Counseling

Jenn Gelle

Director of Student Ministries

Emily Elmquist

Children’s Ministry Resident

Vicki Boysen

Children’s Ministry Resident

Molly Dahl

Office Manager

Paige Hanson

Children’s Ministry Resident

Mariah Huffman

Associate Worship Arts Director

Nikki Anderson

Associate Director of College Ministry & Worship Leader

Cindy Bautch

Director of Church Operations

Andrea Roraff

Administrative Coordinator

Kirsten Reynolds

Director of Children's Ministry

Chad Ellenburg

Senior Pastor

Josh Huffman

Technical Director and Pastoral Resident

Abby O'Callaghan

Administrative Assistant & Student Ministries Resident

Sammy Gondola

Missions Pastor
Interns
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Sydney Porter

College Ministry Intern

I am from Detroit Lakes, MN. My first weekend at WSU, an upperclassman brought me and some other freshmen girls to someone's house to watch PV online (during COVID). We started watching church every week before we could go in person and got plugged into H2O. I plan to use my spiritual gifts of exhortation, shepherding, teaching and giving at PVLI and in my future as a language arts teacher.

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Haesoo Kim

College Ministry Intern

I grew up in South Korea and came to Winona a couple of years ago to be a part of a language program. I started attending PV and H2O soon after and have loved it! I’m pursuing a major in Nursing at WSU and in my free time I love to cook and walk.

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Sara Spears

Biblical Counseling Intern

I am from White Bear Lake, MN. I got involved with H2O my freshman year. PV truly has a special community that I am so thankful to be a part of. I will graduate from WSU with a Major in Social Work and a Minor in Spanish and hope to work in mental health or school counseling. I have the spiritual gifts of serving, mercy and shepherding. I enjoy playing volleyball, reading, hiking, and hanging out with my friends.

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Connor Lehner

Children's Ministry Intern

I am originally from St. Paul, MN. I came to be a part of PV after going on a spring break trip with my friends. They shared more about PV and invited me to come. Ever since the first time that I came to PV I have really enjoyed it. In my free time I enjoy biking, running, rock climbing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Adrianna Fannemel

Student Ministries Intern

I am from Fridley, MN. I am a student at WSU and plan to finish my degree in Tourism and Recreation. I began attending PV and H20 right away my freshman year. I love being able to use my spiritual gifts of serving and exhortation in ministry at PV! I enjoy anything outdoors hiking, hammocking and rock climbing! I love spending time with family and friends.

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Bryce Dummer

College Ministry Intern

I am originally from Cameron, WI. I will graduate in December of 2023 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I am interested in pursuing seminary for ministry or Biblical counseling. The Lord has given me spiritual giftings of wisdom, evangelism and leadership. I’m excited to use these gifts at PVLI to help others find a relationship with Christ!

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Kelsey Oman

College Ministry Intern

I grew up in Amery, WI with my parents, and two siblings. I was introduced to PV before coming to college by a former member of H2O, and quickly got involved. I later jumped into volunteering with Thrive and Kids Min and have grown to love the people and ministry done at PV so dearly. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors, playing board games with friends, hiking, going for walks and eating ice cream.

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Caleb Olson

Worship Arts Intern

I grew up in Hastings, MN. This year I will continue to finish up one last year of ministry school at UNWSP online while potentially either serving at Camp Shamineau or staying in Winona over the summers. I’m excited to use my spiritual gifts of faith, leadership, exhortation and discernment at PVLI. In my free time I love to play a ton of different musical instruments as well as rock climbing.

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Luke Smetzer

Creative and Technical Arts Intern

I am from Napa, CA. I am seeking the Lord for what His plans for me are after the internship. I first got involved at PV through H20 and then began attending on Sundays as well. My spiritual gifts are faithfulness, serving, and teaching. I enjoy fishing, biking, playing games and watching movies

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Micaiah Gleisner

Children's Ministry Intern

I am from St. Cloud, MN. I am a senior at WSU studying Biology and Biochemistry. I was invited to Pleasant Valley by my brother in the fall of 2021 and enjoyed the community of believers. I believe my spiritual gifts are serving, discernment, and exhortation. I also hope to grow in these gifts during the internship! I enjoy being outdoors, playing guitar, reading, and spending time with friends.

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Isaac Dulek

College Ministry Intern

I grew up in Winona and have been attending PV since kindergarten. My spiritual gifts are knowledge, teaching, prophecy and pastoring. I would like to use my gifts in the future to become a pastor and potentially attend seminary. In my free time I love reading, studying and discussing theology, as well as spending time outside with friends.

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Tate Halgrimson

Student Ministries Intern

I am from Byron, MN. I am a Senior at WSU, studying Business Administration. I was invited to H20 in February of 2021 and I loved the community and PV. I started volunteering with Thrive. My spiritual gifts are teaching, exhortation, and knowledge. I love to spend time with friends, family, and getting to know new people. I also enjoy being outside and active, working out, hiking, rollerblading, and playing sports or games with friends.

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Derek Brooks

Student Ministries Intern

I grew up in Hastings, MN. I started going to Pleasant Valley last year and I saw the internship as a great way to serve and grow in my relationship with Christ. I’m hoping to use my spiritual gifts of encouragement and service while in PVLI. Outside of school and the internship I enjoy spending time with friends, playing musical instruments and being outdoors.

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Derrion "DJ" Johnson

Creative and Technical Arts Intern

I am from Winona. I first came to PV about 7 years ago and got involved with Thrive and the Kids Ministry. In my free time I enjoy playing video games or board games, drawing, taking walks, watching TV, and hanging out with my friends. I love using my spiritual gifts of serving, discernment and giving at PV!

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Matthew Drewry

College Ministry Intern

I am from Waunakee, WI, and graduated from WSU in 2022. I now work full time selling software to restaurants. I was saved in 2020 through H2O and then started attending PV. My spiritual gifts are leadership and hospitality. I'm hoping to learn from PVLI how to live out the gospel and minister in my professional life as well as serve a ministry that has given me so much.

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Kendal Banes

Creative and Technical Arts Intern

Originally I am from Chanhassen, MN. I became a part of PV my freshman year when I started attending Breathe with some friends. During my sophomore year I decided I wanted to be more involved here which is why I am doing an internship. I’m excited to use my gifts of empathy and compassion at PVLI and in my future plans of graphic design.

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Carly Halgrimson

Creative and Technical Arts & Student Ministry Intern

I am from Hayfield, MN. I graduated with a degree in Advertising this past spring. I am continuing to grow my photography and videography business. I got plugged in at PV my freshman year through H20 and joined a small group. I am gifted in giving, serving, and mercy. I like to take pictures, go hiking, play volleyball, read, drink coffee, and spend time with my friends and family!

Governance Board

Lonnie Meinke

Board Member - Elder

Chad Ellenburg

Senior Pastor

Matt Bollinger

Board Member

Ben Ekern

Board Member - Elder

Joyce Gulbrandsen

Board Member

David Meyer

Board Member - Elder

Darrel Nelson

Board Member - Elder

Dorothy Ruppert

Board Member

Jake Dahl

Board Member - Elder