Leadership

Andy O’Rourke

Lead Pastor

Andy grew up in rural Iowa and became a follower of Jesus at age 16 through a local, evangelical church. After sensing God’s call to vocational ministry, he pursued theological training at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and recently completed his Master of Divinity at the University of Northwestern St. Paul. Andy has always been passionate about raising up leaders and planting churches to reach the next generation. Antioch Community Church is the second church Andy has planted, and he is excited to continue to start churches locally and globally. Andy has been married to his high school sweetheart Sara since 1999 and they have two amazing children, Ava and Luke.

andy@antiochcommunity.org

Coley Waataja

Director of Church Life

From an early age Coley knew she wanted to follow Christ and serve in vocational ministry. Over the years that passion has taken the forms of camp ministry, youth ministry, public speaking, high school teaching, worship leading, and now church planting. She has a passion to see potential leaders raised up into active leaders, and to see all people transformed into followers of Christ who understand and live out the gospel. Coley went to Northwestern College, and enjoys music, photography, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband Jon and stepson Gavin.

coley@antiochcommunity.org

John Farris

Associate Pastor

After John started following Christ in 2009 God gave him a strong desire to help plant new churches in the Twin Cities. Gifted with administration John wants to follow God’s call by helping Antioch continue growing into a sending church. That is, a church which will raise up new leaders and plant more churches. John, Rachel, and their two boys Rowen and Joey have been involved at Antioch since they moved to the area several years ago. They love the community of Antioch and are very grateful to be part of what God is doing in the lives of others.

john@antiochcommunity.org

Tim Mogck

Elder

Tim is no stranger to NE Minneapolis. He grew up, graduated from the U of M and with his wife Midge, raised their 3 kids in the area. Tim is a Christ follower, husband, father and entrepreneur who tries his best to keep these roles in that order. Scratch a little deeper and you will find a person who is often searching for authentic and creative ways of integrating his faith and work. Always learning, always creating and always dreaming. Tim and Midge have worshipped, served and grown from their involvement in local churches for years but count it a distinct blessing to be a part of what God is doing at Antioch Community Church in N.E. Minneapolis.

tim@antiochcommunity.org

Darrius Hubbard

Elder

Darrius grew up in a non-Christian home in the Twin Cities area after his family relocated to Minnesota from Illinois at an early age. He attended South High school where he met his best friend who introduced him to the gospel. Darrius became a follower of Christ at the age of 19 and was given a deep passion for the lost of the inner city. He has overcome many challenges which he uses as tools to share the Grace of God and the Gospel. Darrius earned a B.S. in Ministries from the University of Northwestern St Paul and has a variety of experience working in leadership, community outreach and youth enrichment. Darrius has been married to his wife Jennifer, who he met in high school, since 2007 and they live in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of North Minneapolis with their five children Darrius Jr., Jalynn, Jeriah, David, and Josias.

darrius@antiochcommunity.org

Maria Ahrens

Administrative Assistant

Maria grew up in a Christian home in Saint Paul, MN. Her passion for the arts showed itself at an early age, and she spent a lot of her pre-college years studying music, taking art classes, and participating in theatrical productions. She went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising at the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband, Russ. Early in college, Maria recommitted her life to Christ after getting involved with the U of M Navigators. After graduation, Maria explored retail management and marketing before realizing that her diverse skill set could be applied beyond the retail industry. Since then, she has worked quality assurance, e-commerce, and administration. Maria and Russ now live in Northeast Minneapolis. In her spare time, Maria is a watercolor artist who enjoys good food with good company. She will never say no to a good burger!

admin@antiochcommunity.org

Anna Nelson

Treasurer

Anna has lived in the Twin Cities most of her life. She attended Wayzata High School and later completed her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. She became a follower of Christ in college through a campus ministry called The Navigators. She is passionate about helping women grow in their relationships with Christ. She is married to her husband Jeff and they have 2 children, Henry & Grace.

anna@antiochcommunity.org

Chris Bell

Worship Team Leader

Chris spent most of his childhood playing frisbee and singing folk songs in the sunny state of Arizona. Growing up in a Christ-centered family went far in developing his faith and shaping him into a worship leader focused on Christ. College brought him to Minnesota where he studied radio, video, and music production at Northwestern College. Today he lives in the Windom Park neighborhood of Nordeast with his lovely wife Shasta, where they have been since they were married in the summer of 2015. Most of the time you can find Chris playing his guitar and fiddling on his mandolin. When Chris isn’t playing music, he can be found working in the garage, adventuring in the cities with Shasta, or hanging out in coffee shops with friends.

chris@antiochcommunity.org

Sarah Krampe

Nursery Coordinator

Sarah has lived in the Twin Cities her whole life and grew up in a Christian home. She met her husband Nate in 11th grade European History class and they were married 7 years later. As newlyweds, they moved to NE Minneapolis in 2007 and helped plant Antioch. Sarah and Nate still live in “Nordeast”, but their family has grown and now includes two boys, Micah and Isaac. Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a BS degree in interior design and practiced commercially for 12 years until God led her to stay home full-time with her boys. At Antioch she has developed the desire to serve and connect with other moms and help the children form a relationship with Jesus that will grow as they grow. Sarah spends most of her time chasing her family around and exploring what the city has to offer, but when she’s not, she finds a good book and a cup of coffee for a moment of relaxation.

sarah@antiochcommunity.org