Local Missions

Woodland Hills Church supports many missionaries and ministries that share God’s love in the Twin Cities and across the U.S. Click on the links below to learn more about these missions and how you can support them. You can also contact Steve S. for more information at sschmidt@whchurch.org 651-287-2060.

Adam & Hanni Go

Adam & Hanni Go
  • Adam and Hanni are ministers with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), a college ministry focused on winning students to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to the world. They are passionate about helping people experience Christ, through prayer, teaching, and speaking. 

    After 12 years of serving on the field, mainly at the University of Minnesota, they took on a new role in 2013. As Upper Midwest Regional Directors for Ethnic Field Ministries, they set direction and vision for the five-state region, while also focusing on helping reach ethnic minorities.

Dave & Joy Feldner

Dave & Joy Feldner
  • Our mission is to serve and mobilize the Church to live out God's heart for the poor, so that all can grow in Christ and multiply spiritually. Everything we do involves reaching people in need, and seeing them enfolded into the local Body of Christ. We desire to see those who struggle with poverty moved from that feeling of hopelessness to a life of hope through Jesus Christ. The local inner-city church is the key to making this happen. As missionaries for the Inner City ministry of Cru, we've been able to provide churches with resources, trainings and manpower, which have all had positive affects on families in the inner city.

Demarick & Beth Patton

Demarick & Beth Patton
  • Demarick and Beth Patton have served with Cru since 1997. They have served internationally in Spain and domestically in Omaha, Nebraska, working on multiple college campuses in both locations. Most recently, they have moved to Cru's headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Demarick works on an initiative which focuses on the 9000 graduating college seniors who have been involved with Cru during their college years. He helps to connect them to the body of Christ in such a way that they will continue to walk with God, live on mission, and give their best contribution to His Church for a lifetime. Beyond his daily duties, Demarick travels regularly to various closed countries doing evangelistic work. Demarick and Beth have three little girls - Caydence (7), Raquel (5), and Sienna (2).

Grant & Danielle Hoel

Grant & Danielle Hoel
  • Grant and Danielle Hoel serve as missionaries with University Christian Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Their focus is to love students and connect them to Jesus. Through supportive communities of prayer, worship, discipleship, and mission, students will find purpose and identity in Christ to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world.

House of Hope Youth Center

House of Hope Youth Center
  • The Cedar 4-2-5 youth center was started by Molly and Timothy Paulson in March 2011. It was begun as a ministry of the West Bank House of Hope Church in an effort to meet the needs of the East African immigrant community in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood of Minneapolis. The mission of Cedar 4-2-5 is: “To build meaningful relationships with at-risk East African youth in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, providing a safe and welcoming space that offers positive alternatives to current cycles of behavior, with the goal of gaining the trust needed to effect long-term change.” Many of the young men who attend the center on weekend evenings from 6pm to 1am are caught up in destructive lifestyles and negative influences; it is the goal of the staff at Cedar 4-2-5 to present these young men with a safe place to “hang out” as well as an environment that is oriented towards the Kingdom of God. Cedar 4-2-5 has become a place where these young men can receive words of encouragement and hope for their lives, as well as a place where they know that they are cared for and loved.

Matt & Jenni Halseth

Matt & Jenni Halseth
  • Matt and Jenni Halseth serve with Royal Servants International, a division of Reign Ministries. Royal Servants is a summer missions outreach for teenagers that extends to over 20 countries across the world each year. Royal Servants' mission is to build and advance the kingdom of God by developing youth and youth leaders to have great commandment hearts and to live great commission lifestyles!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson
  • Paul Johnson directs the CBMC Legacy Leadership Initiative where he is engaged in equipping the next generation of workplace ministry leaders. CBMC is active in more than 80 countries around the world and is focused on reaching business and professional people and equipping them to be Kingdom builders where they spend most of their time – the workplace.

Phil & Kim Friesen

Phil & Kim Friesen
  • Philip is a missionary to international students at the University of Minnesota through the Stadium Village Church. He also serves as Fellow of Global Perspectives with a group of scholars called Galilean Fellows. He recently published a book called The Old Testament Roots of Nonviolence. His other writings can be accessed at galileanfellows.org.

The Lift

The Lift
  • It is our vision to be a community that develops and restores mutually respectful relationships between people from diverse backgrounds, who together invest in the youth of our east side St. Paul neighborhood, equipping them to become self-sustaining, productive, and caring adults.

Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission
  • Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!

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