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.

Church Officers
Dan Vagle
Vice Chairman Dan Jaszczak
Council Secretary
Janelle Hostrup
Molly Whitlock
Jody Peterson
Jamie Cole
Evan Bernstrom
Mike Whitlock
Sue Hilman
Garret Gjesdal
Renee Jaszczak
Mark Przekwas
Lindsay Gjesdal
Greg Wilson
Dan Stumberg
Shelby Retief
John Nyegaard
Kristi Steen
Worship Committee
Nikki Larson
Lindsay Gjesdal
Lisa Vagle
John Nyegaard
Galen Nordin
Jacki Przekwas
Megan Pankratz 
Outreach Committee
Jeanne Laude Megan Przekwas
Julie Nordin Curtis Nyegaard
Renee Jaszczak  Sandy Wilson
Linda Thompson
Fellowship Committee
Jody Peterson Kristin Vig
Jordan Vig Shelby Retief
Jess Stumberg
Education Committee
Jon Eerkes Greg Wilson
Melissa Gohman
Jen Schmiedeberg
                  Heather Hanson                         Tricia Sjostrand
Pastoral Relations Committee
Mike Whitlock Cheri Sullivan
Sandy Wilson Denise Strege
Mitch Haaby Dan Jaszczak