God’s really the One in charge around here. We wish we could sit in on the Trinity’s board meetings, but we read His memos (that’s the Bible), spend a lot of time praying for His leadership, and try to do what He's asked and is asking of us. We can't do this without Him.


Josh Jensen, Pastor

Josh joined us in our ministry at Kost Church to North Branch and the Chisago area in September of 2017. He's a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a been a pastor since 1999. He's married to Jen for over 23 years and they have 4 incredible kids who all help with the ministry. Josh is a gifted preacher, shepherd, administrator and counselor. 

Zebra pens and good coffee bring him much earthly joy. If he wasn't married and called to the ministry he'd be working on an Ore Boat on the Great Lakes. He loves books and hopes to read them someday (maybe when he's an empty nester). 

​"I have a passion to impact our region with the gospel, helping others find Biblical joy in the midst of life's difficulties, get excited about time in God's Word and help couples reignite and re-energize their commitment to their marriage."  ~ Josh Jensen

Lowell Nelson, Elder, Chairman

Lowell is an Electrical contractor, having owned his own business since 1986. He has been married to his beautiful wife Carol for more than 40 years. He has three grown children and four grandchildren. 


Lowell and Carol have attended Kost Church since 1978. Lowell has served with the Awana program for 28 years and before that was a Boys Brigade leader. He as also served on the trustee and missions board and is currently an elder. Lowell serves with humility, kindness and a good amount of humor. 

Some hobbies he enjoys are working with his sawmill, cutting firewood, bow hunting and four wheeling. 

Mike Preisler, Elder, Vice-Chairman

Mike Preisler and his family came to Kost Church in the early 90s. He grew up in North Branch and granduated from NBHS in 1967. He then graduated from St. Cloud State with a degree in biology. His plans were to be a teacher, but he kept working in auto repair. 

Mike and Mary have been married for more than 39 years and have 3 grown children and 2 grand kids. He enjoys nature, gardening, building things, and reading "how to" books. He really enjoys his Friday Bible Study as well. 

He has worked with children in Sunday School and Awana for over 30 years. Mike as a passion for kids to know the Bible and Christ as their Savior. 


At Kost, Mike has been an Awana commander, trustee, on the pastoral search team and now as an elder. Mike serves with godly wisdom and gentleness.  As he enjoys retirement, he has become more involved in helping the church reach others for Christ with Respawn, men's Bible Study and Sunday school. 

Chris Langevin, Elder, Secretary

Chris is married to the beautiful Dawn, not the dawn, like new day, but Dawn, who's as wonderful as the dawn! :) They married in 1981 and have 3 adult children and have been at Kost Church for...

Chris grew up in Babbitt (way up north on the Iron Range). He was a Bethel Grad in 82 with a major in Biblical Studies. God moved him into technology though and he's been serving God in the workplace ever since. 

Chris serves the Lord at Kost in a very hands on way as a father to the fatherless, help for the hurting and also practically with the sound system and worship (playing guitar). He loves to teach God's Word and says the gift of a good Bible Commentary makes his day! 

He wishes he had more time for his hobbies of guitar playing, astronomy and Xbox...not necessarily in that order. And he enjoys gardening...especially growing jalapeno peppers!

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Maia Hinderman, Worship Director

Maia is an amazing mom and teacher to six active children! She also teaches English to children online. Maia graduated with a music performance degree and has been leading worship here at Kost for many years. She is actively pursuing writing new worship music. 

Jen Jensen, Administrative Assistant

Jen is happily married for over 23 years to her best friend and favorite pastor! She gets to be mom to 4 amazing children. She's also was the photographer/owner of Ps 139 Photography. 

Jen has gone crazy for office supplies and copy machines since she was a little girl working in her parents' business. A favorite store to shop in would be an office supply store! A favorite is water (drinking it and looking at lakes or oceans!). Jen has been in leadership roles in ministry since before she was married. Something that brings her much joy is deep conversations about Jesus and His Word...especially when "lightbulbs" go off for her or others!

Jen loves the church. She loves to serve and to help people feel included, cared for and loved. It's a joy to her to work along side her husband taking tasks from his plate to serve and support him, hoping to help him be as effective as possible in his role.  Working together with couples individually or in group settings to do marriage ministry is something she's super privileged to do with Josh. 

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