OUR Leadership



    Dave joined us in the fall of 2020 after serving for seven years at The Chapela multi-site congregation in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Dave is passionate about helping others come alive to God and equipping them to practice the way of Jesus in everyday life. He believes Jesus is everything and the local church is a family on a mission worth giving our all too. He enjoys empowering a team, serving with them and doing life with them. He also loves seeing God’s Kingdom break-through in dark places; seeing/hearing/telling the stories and shepherding people to be a force for good in the community. He is a teacher and a shepherd.


    Bob began attending Open Door in 1982 while he served at Crown College as an Assistant Dean of Men and Admissions Counselor. He has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Liberty University and was in private practice as a Psychologist for five years. Bob volunteered at Open Door on the Worship Team and facilitated support groups before he joined the staff in 1993 as Associate Pastor of Recovery and was Commissioned as a Pastor in the Care Ministry three years later. Bob received his Spiritual Director Certification from Christos School of Spiritual Direction in 2015 and has a passion and calling to be with people in hard, painful, and transformational places and leading volunteers to do the same. 


    Joel served on staff from 2004-2007 and rejoined the staff in August 2008. He offers his creative and musical talents to help lead us in worship during the weekend services. Joel leads the Worship Collective, pouring into and giving back to the worship and production volunteer community at Open Door. You might also see him serving in another capacity by occasionally riding the lawnmower here at church over the summer. 


    Tom and wife Debbie served with GoodSports in Slovakia for eleven years after many years on staff at Open Door. Tom has been serving with his passion to call others to live for the sake of others in the Missional Life area since returning to Open Door in 2016.

  • Amanda Svensk


    Amanda joined staff in 2012 where she served as Operations Associate for Youth and now oversees both Kids and Youth in Next Generation. Amanda earned her Masters in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary in 2012 and has over 15 years experience in nonprofit and ministry settings. Her ultimate desire is to see families, kids and teens growing in relationship with God and each other and helping them have fun along the way! She enjoys being with people, hearing their stories, laughing and isn’t afraid to be a little goofy. She and her husband James and son Eli just welcomed daughter Eva to their family in late April.

  • Kati Beasley


    Kati was commissioned as an Associate Pastor in Nov 2018 after ten years on staff, serving as an associate in Next Generation Youth and Kids before moving to Adult Life. As a certified Enneagram teacher, she loves creating environments and space for others to engage their own spiritual journey. A self-professed podcast-aholic, Kati can be found walking the dog, reading and having fun with husband Tim and daughter Rue.

  • ROSE larson


    Rose was commissioned as an Associate Pastor in Nov 2019 after serving as Missional Life Associate since 2016. Rose has a passion for unity, listening to people’s stories, seeking to encourage all people and the Church’s movement outward to be the active, loving presence of Christ in the world. Rose can often be found hugging her friends with special needs, befriending people of all walks of life, and traveling internationally where she loves learning and growing alongside our brothers and sisters of other cultures.

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Staff Directory

MAIN LINE: (763) 416-5887

DIRECT DIAL: (763) 416-5846 plus extension


Kati Beasley, Associate Pastor of Formational Life
Dawn Wood, Adult Life Associate

Annika Johnson, Early Childhood & Women's Associate

ajohnson@thedoor.org | ext 1204

Tom Johnson, Pastor of Missional Life
tjohnson@thedoor.org | ext 1601
Rose Larson, Associate Pastor of Missional Life

Amanda Svensk, Pastor of Next Generation

asvensk@thedoor.org | ext 1703

Allison Anderson, Next Generation Coordinator

aanderson@thedoor.org | ext 1200

Kristine Niznik, Next Generation Assistant                          

kniznik@thedoor.org | ext 1407

Kathy Collier, High School Associate
kcollier@thedoor.org | ext 1705

Sonia Malmquist, Middle School Associate
smalmquist@thedoor.org | ext 1904

Annika Johnson, Early Childhood & Women's Associate

ajohnson@thedoor.org | ext 1204

Tami Madison, Elementary Associate
tmadison@thedoor.org | ext 1206


Bob McKenna, Care Pastor
bob@thedoor.org | ext 1302

Annie-Claude Toll, Care Associate
atoll@thedoor.org | ext 1300

Jolaina Falkenstein, Care Team Intern
jfalkenstein@thedoor.org | ext 1300


Leslie Inkala, Financial Coordinator

linkala@thedoor.org | ext 1107

Robyn Halverson, Financial Assistant
rhalverson@thedoor.org | ext 1104

Brad Stenson, Facility Manager
bstenson@thedoor.org | ext 1117

Kari Smith, Communications Director
ksmith@thedoor.orgext 1405

Anna Kauffman, HR Contractor


Tim Brandt, Facility Team

Eric Svensk, Facility Team

Ledaee Zion, Facility Team


Joel Hanson, Pastor of Worship
jhanson@thedoor.org | ext 1403

Julia Anderson, Worship Associate
janderson@thedoor.org | ext 1409

Andrew Goulson, Production Coordinator

agoulson@thedoor.org | ext 1410

Deb Raab, Weekend Team Coordinator

draab@thedoor.org | ext 1404


Email info@thdoor.org and we'll connect you with the right person!


Interested in joining our team? 

Check here for a list of open staff positions.

Governing Board of Elders

The Governing Board of Elders exists to lead and serve the church by listening for the direction of God and leading the church in that direction through prayer, policy development, staff and laity empowerment, and by example. Board members go through an apprenticeship process of 6-12 months and are then confirmed by a vote from the Members of Open Door.


Dave Fredrickson (Chairperson & President)

Ben Monseth (Vice Chairperson)

Drew Pederson (Secretary)

Robin Fraser