MEET THE SOLID ROCK STAFF
GRANT WENNERBERG - M. DIV. (IN PROGRESS)
Solid Rock Co-Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning fall 2021, I began co-directing Solid Rock with my wife, Teirrah. My goal as co-director is to be a friend and resource for both the students and faculty as each new year brings new exciting adventures.
Prior to Solid Rock, I worked as a summer cabin leader at Lake Beauty Bible Camp and then as a seventh-grade social studies teacher in the state of Washington. Throughout my years as a mentor and educator, I learned many strategies to help students be successful both spiritually and academically. I currently hold a B.A. in social studies education from North Dakota State University and I am striving towards earning a Masters in Divinity from Bethel Seminary.
I enjoy exploring the great outdoors. Preferably in a canoe, on a pair of downhill skis, or by a campfire with my beautiful wife. I also love having great conversations with my students and I look forward to hearing your unique story.
TEIRRAH WENNERBERG - MA. CHRISTIAN FORM. (IN PROGRESS)
Solid Rock Co-Director - email@example.com
As of fall 2021, I began co-directing Solid Rock Discipleship with my incredible husband, Grant. I have a passion for education, the hearts of people, and learning to live like Jesus. My goal at Solid Rock is to meet students where they are at, encourage them in their walk with Christ, and equip them to be leaders in the world.
I grew up coming to Lake Beauty Bible Camp as a kid, worked on summer staff for two years, volunteered many times, and am excited to be back to partner in the ministries of LBBC. I earned my bachelor's from Western Governors University in Elementary Education and worked as a second-grade teacher in Washington state for a couple of years. I'm excited to use the skills and knowledge I learned through my degree and academic experiences to pour into Solid Rock Discipleship.
In my free time, you can find me sipping on coffee, playing piano and singing, hiking, and hanging out with friends. I can't wait to get to know you and hear about how the Lord has shown up in your life. I'll bring the coffee :)
JEREMY BERG - D. MIN.
Jeremy is the founding and lead pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in his hometown of Mound, MN, where he has served since 2010. Prior to church planting, Jeremy spent years engaging local youth as a high school basketball coach, substitute teacher, driver’s ed instructor, and youth pastor. His passion is to ignite a fire in hearts for Jesus and unleash his original kingdom vision for greater impact in the 21st century church and culture.
Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree in Biblical & Theological Studies at Bethel University (2002) and his Masters degree in Theological Studies at Bethel Seminary (2005). He also recently earned his doctorate in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary, Chicago, with renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight.
Jeremy and his fun, spunky wife Kjerstin have three young children — Peter, Isaak and Abigail. Jeremy enjoys jangly electric guitars, sparkling beverages, the smell of old books, reading to his kids, watching PBS Masterpiece with his wife, and endless hours listening to theological podcasts on his lawn tractor.
Nancy co-teaches our Holy Land class, and serves as one of the main coordinators of the Israel Trip.
Nancy is married to Rudy, a retired Covenant pastor. Together, they served churches in Roseville, Hector, Salem (SD), Lowry, Upsala, and planted churches in Albany and New Richmond (WI). Nancy has worked alongside of Rudy in youth and children’s ministry and served as a Christian Education Consultant for the Northwest Conference. Nancy also served on the NWC Christian Education Board, Church Planting Board, and served as chair of the Town & Country Commission. She currently serves on the NWC Women’s Ministry Board.
After retiring from congregational ministry, Rudy and Nancy came to Lake Beauty to help launch Solid Rock. Nancy served as director from 2014 - 2016. Nancy and Rudy both share a passion for helping young adults grow their relationship with the Lord.
RUDY KING - M.DIV.
Rudy teaches our Jesus of Nazareth class. He also co-teaches our Holy Land class, and taught our Intro to Bible class from 2014 - 2018.
Rudy is a retired Covenant pastor. He and Nancy served churches in Roseville, Hector, Salem (SD), Lowry, Upsala, and planted churches in Albany and New Richmond (WI). After retiring from congregational ministry, Rudy and Nancy came to Lake Beauty and have been integral parts of Solid Rock.
In addition to teaching, Rudy has helped with construction and woodworking. He, along with Nancy, has a passion for helping young adults grow their relationship with the Lord.
DAVE PIASECKI - M.ED.
David is the instructor of our Money Management class which introduces students to basic money management skills so they will make informed decisions in managing their personal finances.
Dave holds Masters degrees from Northern Michigan in Education and Educational Administration. He taught 21 years in Alaska and was selected as the Alaska teacher of the year in 1992. He then served as principal of Upsala K-12 School from 1999-2007. Since 2007 Dave has taught Economics and History at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN.
Dave loves the outdoors and is married to Linda. They have two adult children.
KEITH ROBINSON - M.DIV.
Keith has been a pastor for over 35 years, spending 25 years in youth ministry serving Covenant Churches in three states, and since 2004 as Senior Pastor of Riverwood Covenant Church in Rockford/Greenfield, MN. He has served for ten years as Adjunct Professor at his alma mater - the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, and as instructor in Solid Rock Discipleship since 2014. He earned his M.Div. from North Park Theological Seminary.
Keith is married to Amy, has four children and five grandchildren. For fun, he rides his motorcycle with the Fossil Apostles Motorcycle Gang (yes, it’s real), and he loves to smoke various kinds of meats. He is also working on a book project, (currently entitled Fix My Life) which he hopes to complete in 2017.
GREG SATTERBERG - M.DIV.
Greg has served as an instructor at Solid Rock Discipleship (Church History) since 2014. He holds a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a B.A. in History from California State University, Fresno. He is also a graduate of Covenant Bible College (Windsor, 2000).
Greg grew up in Central California and has lived in the Midwest for the last 13 years. He is married to his wife Kim, and they have four young children. He is ordained with the ECC and has been a pastor for over 10 years – serving as Pastor of Lund Mission Covenant Church in Lund, WI, and since 2015, as Lead Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls, MN. Greg also serves on the Northwest Conference Committee on Ministerial Standing.
In his free time, Greg enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, woodworking, getting outdoors to do a little hunting & fishing from time to time, and playing guitar.
JONATHAN WILSON - PH.D. TH.M
Jonathan joined Solid Rock in 2019-2020 to teach our Christian Ethics class.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology (PhD, ThM) and North Park Theological Seminary (MDiv). His PhD research focused on Immigrant Lutheran Pietism. He is an associate member of the Lutheran Historical Society.
In 2019 he celebrates 15 years of Ordination to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church, in which he has served as a pastor for twenty years. He currently is the lead pastor of Salem Covenant Church in Pennock, MN. He also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary, and has served at various times in parliamentary offices for Covenant regional and national bodies.
Jonathan is married and the father of two.
The 2022-2023 school year will be my second year of being on the Ministry Staff at Lake Beauty. I have a huge passion for discipleship and walking alongside college-age students as they seek to go deeper in their walk with the Lord. My goal in working with the Solid Rock students is to help them transfer what they are learning in their classes into their daily relationship with the Lord.
I grew up attending Lake Beauty as a camper, had the opportunity to serve for three summers on staff, and am grateful to continue to be a part of this ministry. I am currently working to finish my degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies through the University of Northwestern St. Paul. I have had the opportunity to attend and staff the discipleship training school through YWAM Kona, and I am excited to use what the Lord taught me during my time working in missions to disciple the students at Solid Rock.
I enjoy traveling, going hiking, spending time outdoors, and love a good cup of coffee! Most of all, though, I love getting to get to know new people and seeing how God is working in their life.
I have worked at Lake Beauty on the summer staff activities team for the past two summers. I graduated from Solid Rock Discipleship in May of 2022. Prior to my first employment at camp, I was a college student for a few years.
My hobbies include watching Star Trek, playing Minecraft, and listening to Tom Petty. I have enjoyed traveling to Israel with Solid Rock and to Europe with my family. One of my favorite places to be is the backfield at Lake Beauty under a clear night sky, staring up at the stars.
The Lord has blessed me with friends and mentors that I have connected with at this camp, and I am very excited to give back and walk with students and guests this year at Lake Beauty.
Solid Rock is a Covenant School of Discipleship with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, today the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a growing, multiethnic, intergenerational mosaic of churches with ministry partnerships in nearly forty countries. The ECC seeks to join God's efforts in the hope of seeing more people engage in a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, across more populations, in a more caring and just world.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
Evangelical, but not exclusive
Biblical, but not doctrinaire
Traditional, but not rigid
Congregational, but not independent
The ECC's essential beliefs are summed up in what are called Covenant Affirmations:
We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
The Northwest Conference (NWC) is a mission region of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It is comprised of approximately 140 churches in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Lake Beauty Ministries is one of the five camping ministries that serves NWC churches.