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The church staff and it’s leadership serve the GracePoint church body by working alongside the congregation in the various ministries of the church: Our pastors and lay leaders provide spiritual leadership and teaching to equip the church, and deacons serve those leading and working in our ministries.

Christian Brands

Christian Brands

JrHi Pastor
Student Ministries

Christian grew up primarily in Rochester, Minnesota, then lived in St. Petersburg, Florida for two years. After returning to the Midwest to study at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, he earned his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry in 2017 and went on to complete his M.Div. at Northwestern the following year. Christian has been a part of GracePoint since 2014 and has since served in a variety of roles as an intern, as a volunteer, and now as our Junior High Assistant. His goal in ministry is to help students know, love, and live out the gospel of Jesus.

Christian is happily married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Rachel. When he’s not at church, Christian can be found serving delicious drinks at a local coffee shop where he serves as assistant manager. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with Rachel, having good conversations with friends, singing a little too loudly in the car, and getting lost in God’s creation.