Pat has a Degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris and has extensive pastoral training through the TrueBridge/Outfitters Organization. In 1985 Pat started a campus ministry at UMM called “Shiloh Campus Ministries”, which later became Morris Community Church Campus Ministries. Pat was an elder at Morris Community Church for 11 years, leading worship in church, preaching and leading homegroup bible studies during that time. In the mid 1990’s Pat led a team of people in starting a New Testament church plant in Starbuck, MN. Pat pastored that mission church for 3 years before coming on staff at Morris Community Church part time in 2001. Pat started full time in 2002 and was set in as Senior Pastor in 2003. Pat has a heart for the Lord and for the lost. He has a passion to see people get free from problems and grow in their walk with the Lord. Pat has a “Shepherd’s heart”, a heart of mercy for those who are hurting. His vision for Morris Community Church is to raise up leaders in the church body and see them established as both “fishers of men” and those who can shepherd the people of God.
Bobby graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2006. For 3 years, Bobby was actively involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship on the Morris campus. After graduating, Bobby stayed in Morris, with his wife Whitney, to begin his pastoral training through the Morris Community Church. Bobby has led the Youth Group at MCC since 2007 and, along with his wife, has contributed to many other aspects of MCC life including technical/projector, sound team, worship teams, mentoring, and Picnic in the Park. Bobby’s coaching mentality fuels his desire to see the community of Morris strengthened by God working through His church and His people. In addition to his roles with MCC, Bobby works full-time for Westmor Industries as a Web Developer and is working on his masters in Theological Studies.
Kelsey went to school at the University of Minnesota Morris, and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Human Services. Kelsey has been a member of Morris Community Church (MCC) since her freshman year in college and after a brief stay up in Grand Forks North Dakota, Kelsey and her husband Matt moved back to Morris, where they now live with their two kids. Kelsey has been involved in the mentoring program since her freshman year of college and has made many invaluable connections through that program. She also has taken part in home groups and is involved from time-to-time on worship teams. Kelsey’s primary job is as a homemaker where she cooks, cleans, manages the family finances, and spends times with her wonderful boys. Kelsey loves to cook, organize, sing, go for walks and exercise regularly, watch movies and especially spend time with family and friends. Kelsey is on an ever changing journey in her walk with the Lord, striving always to love God well. She is excited about her position as the MCC administrator because it affords her the opportunity to help organize and facilitate the church’s mission to inspire others to love God well. Kelsey believes that success is knowing at a heart level that Jesus loves you, that you are his favorite, and walking in that truth every day.
Larry grew up in the Holloway area 30 miles south of Morris. Darcy and Larry were married after being very good friends through high school and college. Both are UM-Morris graduates. Larry and Darcy grew up in a traditional church and dedicated their lives to Jesus in college at different Lundstrom Crusades. Larry entered the work force as a computer programmer at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Morris and then in St. Paul. In 1985 he transferred back to the ARS Soil Lab in Morris and continues to work there as an IT Specialist. Darcy is a teacher at the Morris Area Elementary School. They have attended MCC for about 25 years where Larry has been the Treasurer for many years. They have two adult children, Katie (married to Shawn Finstrom) and Brett (married to Teri).
David Hostetter, son of an Assembly of God pastor, attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, 2 1/2 years, after which he joined Daystar Ministries in St. Louis Park, MN. In 1980 David and Mona Lee were married. David was in leadership at Way of the Lord Church in Blaine until they moved to rural Starbuck in 1991. They have 4 adult children.