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Meet the Staff
Kent Norell - Sr. Pastor
Kent was born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, and met Janet while pastoring the singles at The Church On The Way, in California. They married in 1987 and joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), living aboard a Mercy Ship for two years before moving to the Dominican Republic. For the past 24 years they have led YWAM-D.R., while raising three sons who have accepted God’s challenge to change their world. Joshua & Lexi have two daughters and live in Amsterdam They live and serve with YWAM-Switzerland. Benjamin is pursuing a degree in Education at Oral Roberts University, and Nathanael is pursuing a degree in Cinematography, at BIOLA University. The whole family loves cultures, travel, and attempting great things with God.
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Jeff and his wife, Julie met when they were students at Gustavus Adolphus College. They have 3 children: Anna who is a teaching assistant in France, Joel is in college and Jill is in high school. Even though they are getting close to being empty-nesters, Jill keeps them busy with her basketball and Ultimate Frisbee games and events. Their favorite down-time activity is watching a movie together while eating banana chocolate chip cookies, hot out of the oven. Jeff joined the staff team as a volunteer in 2004 and is now employed part-time. Jeff enjoys listening to Billy Joel and his favorite TV show is Survivor.
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Jay grew up in Minneapolis and its suburbs, and met his wife, Pam, while attending Crown College in the early ‘70s. They have four grown children and two grandchildren. Jay and Pam served as missionaries in France for 15 years. Aside from his City Hill responsibilities, Jay portrays a historical character on Sunday afternoons, and is learning the Dakota language. Jay's favorite movies are; O Brother, Where Art Thou and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
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Ben Logan - Youth & Young Adults Pastor
Ben was born and raised in Southern California and is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University. He met Heather while they were both spending a semester studying abroad in Australia. They were married in 2011 and celebrated the birth of their son, Jedidiah in 2014. They love being outdoors, traveling, eating ice cream and watching 24 or the Amazing Race. Ben is an avid Dodgers fan and loves playing board/card games.
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Kurt started working at City Hill in fall of 2001, and worked as the church administrator for eight years. He met his sweetheart, Angie while they were working at the Historic Orpheum & State Theatres together, and they married in 1998. When Kurt is not playing with one of their four children or working on his "honey-do" list, you'll find him re-purposing an old piece of furniture.
Bobbi Wichterman - Worship Director
Bobbi grew up in the suburbs of Saint Paul, and met her husband Paul while ministering together at a church in the area. She graduated Northwestern College with a double major in Bible and Youth Ministries and with a Music Minor. A love for people of all ages and music led her into ministry work in her early twenties and she has continued that ever since. Alongside her City Hill responsibilities, Bobbi teaches an Early Childhood Music and Movement through a local Early Childhood Music company. Paul and Bobbi have two young boys who are full of life. Some our family’s favorite pastimes are playing games, going on hikes and watching movies. Bobbi loves being a mom and all of the fun that comes with that title, she loves crafting and also finding great recipes on pinterest! Bobbi joined the staff team in October of 2015.
Kevin Warkentien - Financial Administrator
Kevin became a City Hill member in 2000 and started working part-time as the Financial Administrator in March of 2009. Believe it or not, but Kevin's favorite sports team is the Detroit Lions and his favorite movie is Fletch.
Gini Miller - Financial Administrative Assistant
Gini lives in Waconia with her husband, Bruce. They have been married 40+ years and have four sons, four daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. They have been part of New Testament/City Hill since 1980 (mostly). Gini started working as the Financial Assistant at CHC in March of 2014. If she is not at church, Gini is likely to be found at a rehearsal for one of the several music Email Gini