Brad is a husband, father, pastor, visionary and natural born communicator. He loves the local church and the role it plays in impacting families, schools, and communities. Born and raised in the Owatonna area, he’s a graduate of Moorhead State University and received his Master of Divinity Degree at Bethel Seminary. Brad and his wife, Terri, are co-founders of The Community Co which opened its doors in 2000. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 30 years and have two daughters, McKenna (husband Daniel) & Madison. Brad is into golf, fishing, running, and great date nights with his wife. He’s passionate about helping people get in on a full life with Jesus and inspiring people to fulfill their God-given potential.
Katie loves serving as the Executive Pastor at The Community Co. She uses her strengths of connectedness and energy to champion our Staff Values and to keep a finger on the pulse of staff morale and engagement. She works closely with our Board of Directors and Leadership Team to lead the ministry staff as they carry out the day-to-day ministries of the church. Katie grew up in Apple Valley and graduated from Bethel University. Katie has been with The Community Co since it's very beginning in 2000. Outside of The Community Co Katie loves spending time with her cute husband Pete and their three children--Maja, Carter, and Ruby. Their time together usually always consists of skis (whether it be snow or water) sunshine, yummy food, friends and the best family.
As the Youth Ministries Director, David oversees and leads weekly ministries that engage the teen community through Wednesday night programming, Bible studies, mentorship, and super cool events. David has a passion for teens, student ministry, and advocating for the next generation. He grew up in the Forest Lake area and went to Bethel University in St.Paul to major in Biblical and Theological studies. In his free time you will probably find him helping coach the Forest Lake High School Football and Basketball teams, making some super cool balloon animals, eating his favorite bacon-wrapped scallops, and if you happen to see a drone flying over-head...that is probably him! And, of course, playing guitar and spending time with friends and family.
Carly is our Elementary Kid's Ministry Director here at The Community Co. She works hard to lead the vision of our kids ministry, on a weekly basis. She provides leadership and direction to her growing volunteer staff. Carly has a passion to provide a safe, love filled environment for elementary kids of all ages to experience the love of Jesus through purpose, community and a TON of fun! Carly grew up in the Madison, Wisconsin area, so if you are a Packer's fan you are going to get along great! She graduated from St.Olaf in 2020 and is currently attending Bethel Seminary. In her free time she loves to travel, cook, play tennis, and turn everything into a competition! If need be, ice coffee can be used as bribery!
Early Childhood Director
Chad is the Worship Director at The Community Co. He leads the Worship team in dreaming, creating and executing our weekend worship experiences. It is his desire to help create environments where people can take next steps in their journey with Christ. Chad's favorite thing to do is enjoy and create delicious cuisine, scream...I mean cheer his favorite UFC fighter on, golf, coach basketball as well as discover and create new music. His wife, Heidi, and their 4 children (Ayda, Judah, RaeAnn and Levi) can often be found rocking out at a concert or on lacrosse field.
Luke is the Sound & Lighting Director at The Community Co. He has a passion for the organization, structure, and upkeep of the technical systems that pertain to audio, video and lighting systems. Listeners beware, earplugs may be needed when Luke is on the soundboard as he likes it loud...maybe that is because he is a dad to 5 awesome kiddos (Zach, Jaina, Gabe, Aaron, and Ben), so noise and fun seem to follow him around! Luke is from a small town in Oregon and landed at the University of Northwestern in St.Paul, where he graduated with a degree in Broadcasting. He is married to Sara, and in his free time, you will find him rocking out to his favorite tunes or cheering on the Green Bay Packers...which we refuse to discuss!
Lynn is the Financial Administrator at The Community Co. At The Community Co she loves seeing individuals grab a hold of all God has for them. She is always encouraged seeing God shows up through The Community Co's generosity in their giving. She doesn’t hold back when it comes to the kingdom and carries her passion and excitement for prayer, faith and generosity into every day. She and her husband Denny cherish their time with family, caring for their various farm animals and cultivating their garden. Their grown children Becky, Jason and Chad bring them great happiness; however her bunches of grandchildren fill her heart with the most joy.
Board of Directors
The Community Co is staff directed and board protected. Our staff is responsible for running the day to day operations of the ministries, whereas the Board of Directors protects the vision, values, and vitality of our church.
Jim Sherman (Chair)
Brad Reis (Pastor)
Lynn Brune (Treasurer)