Pastor Mitch Haaby
Our new pastor was born and raised in Roseau, MN. His wife, Jena is from Warroad. So although they’re new to Kittson County, they feel like they’re “home”. Mitch grew up in the Roseau Covenant Church and was baptized, confirmed, and attended youth group throughout high school, as well as cherished his trip to Bluewater Covenant Bible Camp each year. In fact, he loved it so much, that he worked there on staff for three summers (’00, ’01, and ’02)! After finishing his undergrad in Calgary in 2006, he accepted a full-time youth ministry back in his home church in Roseau. From 2007-2014, he served as their youth pastor and left for seminary in August of 2014. After three years there he earned his Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago (the only seminary of the ECC).
As he was about to leave for seminary, he met his future wife, Jena. Through Mitch’s first two years of seminary, they dated long distance, got engaged, and were married in August of 2016 in Chicago. They have four girls now: Nadia (15), Emmi (13), Greta (4), and Lillian (1.5) and they are definitely blessed and stressed! After seminary (2017), Mitch accepted the call to Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where they lived for the last 6 years. Although relocating a family is tough, they have felt an overwhelming love and genuine sense of “welcome” as they have begun putting down roots here in Lancaster. God has used so many people to help make this transition possible and incredibly exciting!
The Haabys looking forward to getting to know you all in the months and years ahead and trust that God is paving the way to some exciting ministry here! If you’re looking for Mitch and Jena in their limited free time, check the whitetail woods or the golf course. Cheer on Nadia and Emmi as they’ve joined volleyball this fall. And, well, Greta and Lillian will likely come find you – waving, and asking if you’ll be their friend.
|Vice Chairman||Dan Jaszczak|
|Jeanne Laude||Megan Przekwas|
|Julie Nordin||Curtis Nyegaard|
|Renee Jaszczak||Sandy Wilson|
|Jody Peterson||Kristin Vig|
|Jordan Vig||Shelby Retief|
|Jon Eerkes||Greg Wilson|
|Heather Hanson Tricia Sjostrand|
|Pastoral Relations Committee|
|Mike Whitlock||Cheri Sullivan|
|Sandy Wilson||Denise Strege|
|Mitch Haaby||Dan Jaszczak|