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Building Central

Building Pastorates to make and grow disciples through pastorates. We hope you will join us in the journey! PASTORATES are groups of 25 to 35 children, youth, adults and seniors. These mid-sized groups…

(approximately twice each month)
The emphasis is notdriven or determined by activities. The goal is to move people on a quest to embrace and surrender their lives to Jesus. It is about sharing life together in Christ!

The Bible is our foundation and will be at the center of our time together. The Scriptures will come alive in practical and meaningful ways as the Spirit leads and guides. Communion will be celebrated each month. Pastorates share a
passionate faith in the real presence of Jesus.

Together we will pray, care and share! People will understand what one member of Central recently commented, "I don't go to Church, I am the Church and my mission is to make disciples". Pastorates will encourage, equip and empower people to share Jesus with family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and all those who do not know yet know Christ.

Each pastorate will have fun deciding on a specific and tangible mission to do together! It might be a mission in the community or somewhere across the globe! Do we dare dream what God can do in and through Central as we give ourselves away in mission?

Each pastorate will be led by leaders who have been called and consecrated by the Holy Spirit and are personally devoted to the work of God. Pastorate leaders seek to model a life surrendered to Christ and have promised to grow in love for those they lead, strive for excellence in the their skills and adorn the Gospel of God with a godly life.

Pastorate Locations

Morris/Klotz Pastorate
Day:  1st and 3rd Mondays  -  Time:  6:00
Place: 19571 Vernon St. NW,  Elk River
Phone: Doug & Debbie Morris—763-516-8381  
Randy & Rhoda Klotz—763-464-4039
Email: and
Sladek/Medin Pastorate
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays  -  Time: 6:30
Place: 19876 Brentwood Lane NW, Elk River
Phone: Tim Sladek--763-441-0472
Mike & Marianne Medin—763-441-4179
Thieke Pastorate
Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays  - Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Phone:  JC & Tara Thieke—763-263-1837, JC cell 763-238-0297, Dawn & Greg Saterdalen 763-441-1834
Email: or


Thoreson/Parish Pastorate
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays  - Time:  6:30
Place: 23776 132nd St. Elk River (Parish’s)
Phone: Tami Thoreson---763-360-5052
Dave & Maggie Parish---763-441-5087

Brown/Merkling Pastorate
Meeting days: 2nd and 4th Sundays   - Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: 11120 207th Ave. NW, Elk River
(North of Elk River just East of 169)
Phone contacts: Ron & Carla Brown--763-441-7323  
Scott Merkling (763-218-9426)
Sheri Merkling  (763-218-9425)
Email: or or
McCarty Pastorate
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays  - Time: 6:00
Place: 15165 197th Ave NW Elk River
(Big Lake Twp. NW of Elk River)  
Phone contacts:
Keith & Janet McCarty---763-441-7717
Email: and
Gramstad/Terlinden Pastorate
Meets  2nd and 4th Wednesdays  - Time: 6:30
Place: 14111 197th Circle NE, Elk River
Phone: Anita Gramstad 763-241-8735             
Keith Terlinden 763-262-6940
Email: or
Sjostrand/Tyler Pastorate
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays  - Time: 7:00
Meeting Place:
1st Mondays at 1822 Meadowvale Road NW, Unit 111, Elk River
3rd Mondays at 16157 205th Ave. NW Elk River
Phone: John & Jan Sjostrand—763-263-8136,
Tom & Vicki Tyler---763-241-0337
Email:  and