The Men’s Ministry leadership committee of the North Central District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance consists of volunteers from all over the district. Learn more about the men behind the curtain:

John Wilson
Chairman/President/Fearless Leader
  • Church: Word of Life
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Hobbies: Developing a small business, Disc Golf
  • Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
  • Favorite book: Revolution in the Valley
Mason Schmitz
  • Church: Riverway Church, Champlin, MN
  • Occupation: Controller at Biynah Industrial Partners
  • Hobbies: Golf, bowling and spending time at the lake
  • Favorite verse: 1 Timothy 6:12 - "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
  • Favorite book: Self-help books, or mysteries
Jake Wattenphul
Communication Manager
  • Church: The River Alliance Church, Chaska, MN
  • Occupation: Digital Marketing/Video/Photography at KEB America Inc.
  • Hobbies: Playing my ukulele, sharing Jesus, flying drones, Trail Life Troop meetings, hanging with my wife and kids
  • Favorite verse: Acts 20:24 - "I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace."
  • Favorite books: Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis & The Circle Series - Ted Dekker 
Chris Keeper
  • Church: Word of Life
  • Occupation: Extrusion Technician Andersen Windows
  • Hobbies: target shooting, bowling, and family time
  • Favorite verse: Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
  • Favorite book: Goliath MUST Fall - Louis Giglio
Jeff Carpenter
Prayer Warrior
  • Church: Rosehill Alliance Church
  • Occupation: CNA IN Nurse Assistant in home care.
  • Hobbies: Fishing guide, volunteer Gideon Chaplin at St.Cloud Prison
  • Favorite verse: Galatians 5:22 - 24 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
  • Favorite book: Technical fishing Information
David Malone
Fishing Coordinator/Logistics
  • Church: Wadena Alliance Church, Wadina, MN
  • Occupation: Bricklayer by Trade-Instructor-Presently, Manager of Training and Education for the Bricklayers Local #1 MN, ND, SD
  • Hobbies: Road trips with my wife of 42 years, Farming, Fishing, Hunting, reading and writing poetry
  • Favorite verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in All your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight."
  • Favorite book: My Bible, I also have enjoyed reading countless books with my wife as we have co-taught in multiple settings over the past 35 years.