Group Leaders


Groups are one of the best places for adults to meet other people and grow in their faith. As a group leader at Eagle Brook, your role is to pave the way for welcoming and engaging group experience where transformational relationships can begin and grow. We want to do everything we can to help you do that so site is filled with tools + resources to help you lead your group well. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Groups Updates

As you think through the possibility of your group meeting together in person, please remember that people in your group may all feel differently about this. Some are ready to meet in person and others are not. As a leader, this is a great opportunity to listen, understand, and help your group find the best way to love each other (in person or online) during this incredibly challenging time.

If you plan on meeting in person, we would ask that you follow the CDC and MN State DOH guidelines. While these guidelines could change, as of right now the current best practices are:

  • Group sizes should be limited to 10 or less if meeting indoors, and up to 25 if meeting outdoors.
  • Maintain social distance and wear a mask if you are not able to social distance.
  • Great hygiene and respiratory etiquette should be followed.
  • Use great wisdom when choosing to gather. Do not meet if:
    • you have high risk of exposure/potential positive
    • family members or close contacts have been ill (COVID-19 or not)
    • you've recently traveled in areas of known high COVID-19 incidence
  • Always do a self assessment prior to gathering. Ask yourself:
    • Do I have a fever?
    • Do I have aches, pains, sore throat, headaches, etc?
    • If you answer yes to any of the above, refrain from gathering until days after symptoms disappear

Meet the Pastors of Groups

The Pastors of Groups at your campus are your best resource for advice, prayer, and encouragement. No matter what kind of question you have (e.g., what to study next, how to handle a situation within the group, etc), they are there for you.

Leah Van Gorp
Anoka Campus

Email Leah Van Gorp

Adam Waldron
Blaine Campus

Email Adam Waldron

Ali Geier
Lakeville Campus

Email Ali Geier

Scott Kirchoff
Lino Lakes Campus

Email Scott Kirchoff

Paul Nystedt
Rochester Campus

Email Paul Nystedt

Kylie Erickson
Spring Lake Park Campus

Email Kylie Erickson

Nick Kantor
Wayzata Campus

Email Nick Kantor

Mike Okonek
White Bear Lake Campus

Email Mike Okonek

Katherine Mikkelson
White Bear Lake Campus

Email Katherine Mikkelson

Nick Whittenhall
Woodbury Campus

Email Nick Whittenhall

Jessica Daniels
Woodbury Campus

Email Jessica Daniels

Tools & Resources

Group Leader Facebook Group

Stay connected and find community with other Eagle Brook Group Leaders by joining our Facebook Group!


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