NRF News is a summary of upcoming ministry events that help us live out our vision to Love God, Love Each Other and Make a Difference. We update this menu weekly, so check here often for event details, class and program times, sign up and contact information.

View the Church Calendar for all ministry event details.

Click on these links to read about all upcoming news/events:
Worship/Prayer Ministry
Adult Ministry
Youth Ministry
Kids Ministry
Missions Ministry
NRF Business

The Surge Forward
Moving Together for Kingdom Impact

The ongoing mission of NorthRidge Fellowship is “To become a Community of Christ-followers that love God and express His love to others.” The Surge Forward campaign is about that Mission and about preparing ourselves, our facilities and our finances to move as God moves – like a wave! – through our church, community and world. It’s about outfitting our church for maximum Kingdom Impact.

During the month of October, you’ll hear about this ‘wave’ of God’s work in our community and our church. To read about The Surge Forward and our upcoming building campaign, click on the Surge image.

To sign up for an informational meeting, click here – Surge Info Meeting RSVP

Worship & Prayer Ministry News

Contact: Andy Schulz, Worship Pastor, [email protected]

We believe worship is our response to who God is and what He’s done, lived out in the things we say and do every day. At NorthRidge Fellowship you’ll experience honest, humble and authentic worship. No grand performance, just real people giving God the very best they have. Our hope is to inspire a growing love for God through reading scripture, music, and other expressions of art.

We invite you to use the resources listed here to grow in your love for God.
Post a prayer request – Complete this online form to request confidential prayer requests and our prayer team will pray for you.
Child Dedication – click here to read more about child dedication at NorthRidge and/or to schedule a dedication. Our next dedication weekend is November 24-25.
Baptism – click here to read about believers baptism at NorthRidge an/or to schedule your baptism. Our next baptism will take place October 13-14.

Serving Opportunities – We are looking for people to join the worship team. If you’re interested, talk to Pastor Andy.

Adult Ministry News

Adult Minister: Gregg Tisor, [email protected]
Events Coordinator: Terri Gilsrud, [email protected]
Men’s Ministry Jeff Ekstrand & Paul Jonason[email protected]
Women’s Ministry Pam Mertz[email protected]

We are offering several small group/Bible studies this fall.  Stop in the atrium to see the small group board, log in to search on our online community or contact Gregg Tisor with any questions.


Men’s Breakfast – November 10, 7:30-9:00am
We meet the second Saturday of each month for some coffee, breakfast, fellowship and testimony by one of the NorthRidge men. Bring your dad, neighbor or friend to join you.

Women’s Breakfast – November 3, 8:00-9:15am
Women will gather for an early Saturday morning breakfast, a time just for women to settle in and share what God’s been doing in their life. Childcare provided. Teen daughters are welcome to join us, too! We meet the first Saturday of each month.

Get connected with other women via our Facebook group called “Women of the Ridge”. Contact Pam Mertz with prayer requests or questions at [email protected].


Youth Ministry
IMPACT is middle and high school students 6th-12th grade who love Jesus and express His love to others. We are teens who want to make a difference in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and world as we love, live and lead like Christ. We offer classes, programs, events and retreats for teens and their friends. Go to the Youth Menu to read more about ministry to our youth.

IMPACT Calendar – Students 6th-12th grade can log in to view and/or subscribe to the IMPACT Calendar

Sunday Classes
9:00am IMPACT 101 (6th-12th)
9:00am IMPACT 201 (9th-12th)
10:30am IMPACT 101 (6th-12th)

Wednesday Programs
6:30-8:00pm IMPACT Wednesdays (6th-12th)
8:00-8:30pm IMPACT 4:12 (6th-12th)

Youth Events

Feed My Starving Children – October 20, 7:00-9:00
All 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us at Feed My Starving Children (401 93rd Ave NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433) to serve together. We’ll leave from church at 6:15 pm. We have reserved 30 spots. Please RSVP on our church calendar event and ahead of time at

Youth Paintball Event – October 27
Students 13 years and older are invited to join a group going to Special Forces Paintball in Buffalo to play paintball from 2-4pm. Cost is $27 for gun/goggles/air/200 paintballs. We’ll carpool from church at 12:45pm or you can meet us there at 1:30pm. We’ll return to church around 5pm. RSVP on the church calendar.

Trunk or Treat – October 31, 5:30-7:30pm
All IMPACT students are invited to decorate a trunk and dress up (no scary costumes) at this community event and pass out candy to kids that come to our parking lot to trunk or treat. Students do not need to bring candy, as we have adults signed up to bring extra candy, but you can if you’d like. To register, log into MyNRF and click on the Trunk or Treat image, or email [email protected].

Trout Lake Camp Fall Retreat—November 2-4 (sign up by October 28)
Students, invite a friend and join us at the fall retreat at Trout Lake Camps in Pine River, MN. This retreat is for students in 6th-12th to enjoy time together as a youth group, connect with God through worship, be challenged to grow in their relationship with Christ as they hear from great speakers, meet new friends and grow closer to the ones they already have when participating in fun indoor and outdoor activities (zip line, flying squirrel, laser tag, paintball, floor hockey, dodge ball and more)

This year’s theme is “Dominion” where kids will be taken back to medieval times to learn how God has rescued them from the dominion of darkness and brought them into the Kingdom of His son Jesus (Colossians 1:13-14). Cost for the retreat is $140. Click here to SIGN UP.

IMPACT Newsletter
The IMPACT Newsletter is designed to be a resource for students and parents to see weekly class topics, verses and follow-up action items, youth events and ministry news.

Kids Ministry News – Christina Van Vooren, Kids Minister, [email protected]

Kids Ministry
Weekend classes are designed to encourage each child to connect with an adult leader and to develop lasting relationships with a small group of children. The children pray for each other and learn to know and care for each other as they grow together through the years. This fall, all kids will be “Digging Into” an exciting study of exploring the Bible in one year through multisensory teaching that immerses your kids is deep Bible learning, that helps them to know Jesus personally and grow in their relationship with him. Kids will learn they are a lot like people God has always loved and worked through. Kids experience a relationship with God through they eyes of ordinary people in the Bible.

Visit the Kids Ministry menu for more information about our classes and programs.

Saturday Classes 
CoveKids – 5:00pm (birth-age 4)

Sunday Classes 
CoveKids – 9:00 & 10:30am (birth-kindergarten)
TreasureLand – 9:00 & 10:30am (1st-5th grade)

Wednesday Program 
KidsQuest – 6:30-8:00pm (2nd-5th grade)

Kids Events

Kids Christmas Musical
Christmas Musical practice meet 9:30-11:00am in the Youth Room. All kids 1st-6th are invited to participate. 4th-6th graders are invited to try out for speaking and singing parts. Performance is December 9th during both worship services.


Trunk or Treat
Our second annual community trunk or treat event will be held on October 31st from 5:30-7:30. You’re invited to attend this event, or sign up to decorate the trunk of your car and hand out treats.

Log into MyNRF to access the needs list.

Missions Ministry News

Our missions ministry is Make a Difference. We believe strongly God grows us to be more like Him when we join in His work in the world. We serve in missions to connect us with God’s work outside of our walls, our town and our nation. Some are called to go, others are called to pray, and others are called to support through giving. No matter the calling, it’s about taking Jesus’ message to all parts of the world.

Explore the many opportunities NorthRidge offers for making a difference in our church, community and world. If you have questions, contact our missions pastor Dan Monson at [email protected].

Local Compassion – Make a Difference across the street, in your own community: volunteer time at CROSS, connect with “neighbors” at Mobile Hope-Dayton, help Great River Family Promise serve families without a home, get together with friends to pack meals for hungry kids, meet the needs of those in your small group.

CROSS Donations – Each month we have a different food theme to support our local food shelf CROSS with items they need the most. CROSS is also always in need of paper bags, household items and clothing. Visit their website for other ways to support CROSS. The October theme is Peanut Butter and Jelly.

Operation Christmas Child – Boxes Available now at each entrance
It’s that time of year when we get to bless children throughout the world through Operation Christmas Child shoe box donations. Pick up a box at each entrance, fill with gifts such as a soccer ball and pump, stuffed animals, toys, hygiene items, school supplies etc. Bring your box to church by November 17-18 and we’ll pray and dedicate these gifts to the Lord and the children who will receive them.

Short-Term Missions  Through short-term missions we can make a difference around the country and world. Support or sign-up for a mission’s trip to Alaska, Honduras, Nett Lake Minnesota, Thailand or with Reach Global Crisis Response.

Missions Trips 
Want an adventure of a life time? Go to the Short-Term Missions page to view the trip brochure for upcoming trips and complete the Trip Sign Up Form to register for a trip.

NorthRidge Business
The administration teams for the office, finance, facility, and communications ministries are listed here. To reach us in the church office, email [email protected] or call 763-428-5115.

Connect with us on social media, our online community, publications like the newsletter and more! See all resources below.

Church Calendar – Click to view calendar of all ministry events.

Online Community – If you’ve attended NorthRidge Fellowship, you are invited to sign up and get plugged into our church community to access your profile, join groups, sign up to attend events, serve at events, give online and more!

Online Photo Directory
To view our online photo directory, log into the online community and click on the directory link.

Connect With Us on Facebook

Newsletter – a recap of ministry news, published 6 times a year

Need to Reach Us? NorthRidge Business Team 763-428-5115

Executive Pastor – Teri McEachern, x310 ([email protected])
Assists the lead pastor in strategic planning, managing operations, and her Family Pastor role includes providing direction and leadership for the children, youth and adult ministries.

Office Administrator – Tammy Grandstrand x300 ([email protected])
Responsibilities include ministry support to Pastor Ben, Andy, Doug, staff and congregation, database administrator for our online community and manages the communication of NRF.

Family Administrator – Andrea Reshetar x 302 ([email protected])
Responsibilities include ministry support to the the family ministry pastors Teri, Gregg, Christina, Matt, and adult ministry leaders, connections and facility ministries.

Office Administrator – Diane Kondratuk x301 ([email protected])
Responsibilities include support to the staff and congregation; record and report attendance and pertinent data to leaders and support to Pastor Dan and the missions team.

Finance Administrator – Andy Ruble x303 ([email protected])
Responsible for financial functions of NRF, accounts payable, payroll, giving, banking, financial reporting and human resources records. To give online, log into our secure online community. Online opportunities include one-time or reoccurring tithe, benevolent fund, event payment and mission trip donations.

Facility Manager – Chris Mabin x304 ([email protected])
Responsibilities include coordinating building usage, maintenance and care of the building and grounds and working with the IT team on technology needs. To request space in the building for community events, complete our online form and Chris will get in touch with you.

Custodians – Sherry Hime ([email protected]) and Chuck Mattson ([email protected])
Responsibilities include overall cleaning of the facility. Sherry also volunteers as leader of the decorating team.

All Staff – Visit our Contact Us menu on our website to see all pastoral and administrative staff.

I-94 Chamber of Commerce Member – As a resident of this community, the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce is your partner. It is a fantastic place to find out information about local elected officials, find a phone number, or perhaps get a referral to a member business about a service or product. They do their very best to use their strengths to see that the communities of Albertville, Corcoran, Dayton, Hamel, Hanover, Loretto, Medina, Otsego, Rogers, and Saint Michael continue to make up a vital corridor for business.