Meet our Leaders
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 2 boys, Jude and Shepherd. Keith and his family love exploring playgrounds and libraries in Minneapolis. Keith loves coffee, family time, creating structures for life changing discipleship, and video games.
Children's Ministry Director
JoeLynn and her husband Tim began going to Waite Park Church in the summer of 2017. She joined Tim in returning to his hometown to be closer to family, so she is new to Minneapolis. Since joining the church, her favorite memory has been the dedication of their daughter, Elliana.
JoeLynn enjoys family time, yoga, the parent + child swing at Rosland Park, and assembling IKEA furniture. As she gets to know the Twin Cities more, she welcomes you to a join her for a cup of tea (or coffee!) and conversation.
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. After 5 years of working in the public sector, Adrienne decided to take a job at Waite Park as the Office Administrator in December of 2015.
Stephen and Adrienne have two delightful daughters, Olivia and Lucy. Though Adrienne has a wide variety of interests, much of her time is spent running, teaching Holy Yoga, reading, and enjoying time with family.