Brian is the Discipleship Pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He served as the Senior Pastor of Woodbury Community Church in Woodbury, Minnesota from 2008-2018. Married to his best friend, Cyndi, since 1991, Brian is a father of four fabulous children, Breanna, Chris, Jeremy and Zach. Breanna is married to Radleigh and Chris is married to Samantha. A popular speaker at churches, camps, conferences, retreats, and schools, Brian is also the author of three discussion starter books that get people talking.
Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor at Woodbury Community Church, Brian served churches in Virginia, Illinois and Minnesota as a Youth Pastor.
Brian has a heart for people of all ages, and that comes through in his communication. If you are looking for a passionate communicator to students, a speaker who will motivate adults, or someone who does well with a mixed audience, consider bringing Brian in to challenge your audience. Brian speaks on a wide variety of topics, including popular school presentations on self-esteem, abstinence, social media, depression, and friendship.
A regular camp speaker, Brian can speak on a variety of themes for weekend retreats or week-long family camps.
Here is a sampling:
You Are Special – Drawing from his own experiences of growing up and feeling like a misfit, Brian encourages, motivates and challenges students to see themselves as God does, a masterpiece of infinite value and worth. This stand alone session, or weekend retreat option has been given to thousands of students over the years with hundreds giving their life to Christ after the presentation.
Got Fruit? – Nine words are used in Galatians to describe the types of virtues that a follower of Jesus displays. Those words are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In practical, fun and easy-to-remember ways, Brian teaches the deeper meaning behind these virtues that the Holy Spirit produces in all people who follow Christ.
Mist Stories – How will the pages of history record your life? We’re all only given one life to live. How we live that life matters. James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” The pages of Scripture are full of the stories of people whose lives were a mist. They lived. They died. Their stories live on. Sometimes inspiring, sometimes sober, they were people like you and me. They experienced life’s highs and lows, failure and success. God is the common thread in their lives. Mist Stories: The Interesection of Faith, Life and Love.
The Nine Values of World Changers – God loves to use ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things for Him. This series takes a look at nine values that world changers have in common. It encourages people to take an honest look at their lives and to begin to embrace the values that God has consitently used to impact the world.
Elijah – It was the worst of times, it was the very worst of times. The world to which Elijah was born was desperately wicked. No king had ever displeased God as much as Ahab, the King of Israel. Like a lightning bolt that appears out of the blue Elijah comes onto the scene, from a nowhere town, with an insigniicant family, and a message from God for a wicked generation.He would become Israel’s most beloved prophet, a man who walked with God and changed his world.
Sent – Brian has a gifting and a passion for evangelism. Sent is a series designed to move people towards actively sharing their faith with others. Please contact us for a complete list of subjects.
Brian is also a Realtor with Twin Cities Property Finder, a boutique brokerage in the Twin Cities. He treats real estate as an extension of his ministry life and loves helping clients navigate their real estate needs. Interested in having Brian speak at your church, school, or corporate event? Contact us by clicking here.