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Rooted Students exists to help Jr & Sr. High students grow in their walk with Christ. This is done through spending time in the Word together and building relationships. 

Sunday Mornings (World Religions & Cults)

11:00am | The Commons Chapel (Upstairs)

Join us in the The Commons Chapel on Sunday mornings as we worship together and study God’s Word. The last Sunday of each month we will have a guest speaker from our church share their story, lessons learned, and how to grow in the Lord. 

Wednesday Nights (Parables of Jesus)

6:00–9:00 pm | The Commons (Supper Provided)

Our midweek program during the school year consists of small group discussions, community nights, games, worship and fellowship.

Brian & Rebecca Gronewold

8th & 9th Grade Boys & Girls Leader

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 is our family verse. "Watch, stand firm in the faith,  be brave,  be strong. Let all you do be done in love."


Rebecca: I am married to Brian and homeschool our 4 elementary aged kids. I serve others by helping them master gymnastics and have an amazing job as a laboratory technician at Gothenburg Health. I am passionate about foster care and family/children ministries. 

Brian: I am married to Rebecca with 4 kids and a dog. I grew up in this church and youth group and want to help students have a fun and impactful experience here. I have farmed since moving back from college. I love movies, board games, and beating my kids in Mario Kart. 

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Shawn Wardyn

11th & 12th Grade Boys Leader

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Joe Wahlgren

7th Grade Boys Leader

Anita Maline

7th Grade Girls Leader

I accepted Jesus as my Lord & Savior at 18, Previously, I was a sinner and had rejection issues. My bio-father left our family before I was born. This scar had left me with a feeling of rejection. My Step-Father was the only one I knew as my Dad. Even though my family loved me, I never felt like I fit in, I wanted to be loved just for me. I looked for acceptance in all the wrong places.

I met my then future husband at church and he would bring me each week. After meeting his family, I felt loved and accepted by them, by just being me., and after only a short time.  I saw in them the love of Jesus: the love I so desperately needed. While we were dating I accepted the Lord as my Savior and was baptized later as a profession of my faith! The Lord graciously bestowed on me a wonderful husband who loves me deeply, 3 beautiful children, grandchildren.

It has been a blessing being able to teach others Scriptural truths on Sunday and Wednesday's. I have been set free from my past immoral chains, through the help of others. I know am filled with joy and expressible love to each others the same. It’s been a long and precious journey of growing in Christ ever since! 

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