MEET THE FACULTY
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 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.
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 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 School of 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 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 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.