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Pastor Kory Kleinsasser joined Waite Park Church in July of 2010. He's originally from South Dakota and comes to Minnesota, via Kentucky and Iowa. He graduated from the University of Sioux Falls and went on to Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. From there, he and his family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they spent 13 years.
Kory is married to Ann and they have three kids; Emma, Ellie, and Duncan, a son-in-law, Angel, and recently became a grandfather of Ana. When he's not writing sermons, he loves to drink coffee, play basketball, read, hang out with his family or any combination of these.
Pastor Keith Sobus joined Waite Park Church in July of 2016. He's originally from Baltimore, Maryland and previously served as the assistant pastor at Armbrust Wesleyan Church for five years in Western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BS in Christian Ministries.
Keith is married to Valerie and they're the proud parents of 3 boys, Jude, Shepherd and Abel. Keith and his family love exploring playgrounds and libraries in Minneapolis. Keith loves coffee, family time, creating structures for life changing discipleship, and reading a good book (especially non-fiction!).
Children's Ministry Director
Adrienne Kinde hails from Dallas, Texas originally but has made Minnesota her home since 2009. For the entirety of those years, she has been a member of Waite Park Church. She attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and graduated with a BA in Sociology in May of 2009. While at Wheaton, she met her husband Stephen Kinde, who introduced her to the Waite Park family. Adrienne has had many roles within our church; she is currently leading our Kids Park ministry.
Stephen and Adrienne have three delightful children, Olivia, Lucy, and Samson. Though Adrienne has a wide variety of interests, much of her time is spent running, teaching Holy Yoga, reading, and enjoying time with family.
Holly Almhjeld originally grew up in South Dakota and spent several years in the IT field supporting phone and internet services. For a couple of years, she taught English in Beijing, and gained a new outlook on the world. She is currently pursuing a master’s in ministry degree from Wesley Seminary. Holly took the role as Office Administrator to be able to focus on school while serving in ministry. She is currently a leader within our small group ministry.
Holly enjoys time with her nephews and family, yoga, and knitting when time allows. She is passionate about discipleship, growing in our relationship with God, and getting to know people. She would love to join you for a cup of coffee and connecting with you.