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connecting real people to a real God

Evangel is one big family that meets every week to worship Jesus, reconnect over coffee, and enjoy life together. It’s important to celebrate the victories and hold each other up in the struggles, and that’s why a relationship with Jesus is best lived out in community!

on mission

Evangel exists to build the Church in the Northern Great Plains Region through lives transformed by a Jesus-centered message, Spirit-empowered experiences, and authentic relationships before Jesus returns.

Meet our team

Josh and Jenaye

Josh & Jenaye Skjoldal

Josh Skjoldal is the Lead Pastor of Evangel. His main priority is building the church through an authentic, relational, and practical style leadership. Josh believes that the Church should be future-minded and has a heart for raising up leaders of all ages and backgrounds.

Bryce Meyer

Bryce Meyer

Bryce is the Executive Pastor of Multiplication. Bryce works closely with Evangel Campuses and facilitates strategic initiatives for potential campuses and church plants.

Linda Schlafman

Linda Schlafman

Linda is the Executive Pastor of Ministries. Linda oversees the spiritual health of the staff and helps to bring guidance, direction, and mentorship to Evangel's leadership team.

Nathan Chapman

Nathan Chapman

Nate is the Connections Pastor. Nate helps to disciple and coordinate Evangel's Connect Groups, as well as get new guests connected to the life of the church.

Dianne Freitag

Dianne is the Senior Adults Pastor. Dianne leads the Senior Adults and provides spiritual encouragement and leadership at various ministry activities.

Isaac Sevlie

Isaac is the Youth Pastor. Isaac is passionate about the youth, and he is dedicated to seeing them grow into healthy followers of Jesus, while helping them find their identity in Jesus, discover their gifts, and building them up to disciple their peers.

Dylan Werner

Dylan is the Young Adult Pastor and the MLC Assistant Director. Dylan brings leadership to the young adults of Evangel and assists in overseeing the Midwest Leadership Center program.

Alisha Weston

Alisha Weston

Alisha is the Care Pastor. Alisha oversees all care needs and provides oversight for Care Teams and the Prayer Team.

Brit Carson

Brit Carson

Brit is the Creative Director. Brit oversees the teams that run video, design, communication, social media, and marketing.

Sam Hapip

Sam Hapip

Sam is the Reach Director. Sam oversees all Reach Trips (local and global), the City Reach initiative, and Legacy Makers projects.

Jen Testroet

Jen Testroet

Jen is the Weekend Services Director. Jen makes sure that weekends at Evangel run smoothly by overseeing the Production, Worship, and Welcome Teams.

core values

inside out

Leading healthy lives out of the overflow of healthy hearts

family focused

Giving high value to our families and relationships

live to give

Building our legacy as contributors not consumers

bring our best

Engaging every opportunity with an effort worthy of eternity

future minded

Pursuing what’s ahead while honoring the past


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make humanity aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His guidance daily.


Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all humanity. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.


Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.


You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

power of God

In relationship with Jesus, we are not only saved from our sins and transformed by His work in our lives. We also become carriers of His power that works in us and through us.

the church

The Church is the body of believers who gather together for worship, encouragement, support, and mission.

Plan your visit

We know coming to church or trying to pick a church to attend can be a stressful process. We would love to show you around and get you connected!