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U.S. Missionaries

Woodland Hills Church supports many missionaries and ministries that share God’s love in the Twin Cities and across the U.S.

Adam & Hanni Go

Orlando, FL

Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) is a worldwide college ministry focused on winning students and faculty to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to the world. Adam came to faith in college through a student leader from Cru. Hanni launched the first Cru movement at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul as a freshman. … Read More 

Ben & Teresa Pothier

Minneapolis, MN

For more than 17 years we have participated and led ministries to the at-risk and unreached throughout the United States. Our journey has included hosting the Jesus Kitchen at Rainbow Gatherings, serving thousands of meals to the homeless, baptizing in the woods, connecting young people with residential mentoring programs, training outreach teams, and travelling over 5,000 miles annually. Throughout the … Read More 

David & Heidi Onken

Orlando, FL

Missionaries are sent out to proclaim the message of Christ and care for the world but who cares for the missionary and proclaims the message to them? What happens, for example, when a missionary loses a child? Or, who helps the missionary recover from an unhealthy team dynamic? What about if there was a moral failure or they were sexually … Read More 

Demarick & Beth Patton

Orlando, FL

Demarick and Beth Patton have served with the international ministry of Cru for a combined forty years. Their current role involves ministering to marketplace leaders all over the U.S. and beyond. They train, equip, and mentor leaders to bring the Gospel into their place of work. Currently, the Pattons are living in Orlando, Florida but travel extensively across the country … Read More 

Grant & Danielle Hoel

Duluth, MN

Grant and Danielle Hoel serve as missionaries with Chi Alpha 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.

Matt & Jenni Halseth

North Branch, MN

Since 1999 Matt & Jenni have been actively involved in youth ministry and short–term missions in over 40 countries around the world. In January 2020, Matt accepted the role of Area Director for Youth Investment Foundation / Timber Bay, to mentor “at-risk” youth in the local community of North Branch and the surrounding areas. The youth we work with are often all alone … Read More 


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