John, by the mercy of God, serves as Pastor at Jubilee. He is the happy husband of Leslie and they have seven wonderful children. John served on staff at Bethlehem Baptist Church for nearly ten years before helping to plant another church in Brooklyn Center, MN. John grew up in the Phillips neighborhood and is passionate to see disciples of Jesus Christ made from among the nations here in South Minneapolis and around the world.
Lewis Guest, IV
Lewis, Jubilee's Pastor for Preaching and Teaching, graduated from Bethlehem College and Seminary in 2015, where he also holds a part time faculty position. He has been involved at Jubilee over the years through Say Yes (now known as JYC), the J.U.L Initiative Apprenticeship, and a pastoral residency/assistant pastoral role. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters, Olivia and Eden, and one black lab, Solo.
Toph serves as Jubilee's Pastor for Families and Children's Discipleship and oversees Jubilee's Missional Life Groups. He and his wife Amy oversee our Jubilee Youth Center, which is a biblically-based, church-operated mentorship program that takes place in an after-school setting. Toph and Amy find their greatest joy serving Jesus together in raising up their three daughters, Adelay, Constance, and Kendra, and their son, Calvin.
Dan and Laurie came to us after years of missionary service in West Africa. After serving five years here as an elder at Jubilee, Dan, along with Laurie and their daughter Lyndi stepped into a new ministry as sent ones to the peoples of Peru, South America for 2 years. June of 2017 saw their return to Jubilee. Dan is serving once again as an elder and Executive Pastor.
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Frank Schmidt – Pastoral Assistant for Youth Discipleship
Frank is Jubilee's full time Pastoral assistant for youth discipleship. He is involved with the Jubilee Youth Center, leading the ministry of Revive. Frank is married to Alyssa, and they have three boys. If you have questions about youth ministry at Jubilee, you can email Frank: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Schmitter – Administrative Assistant
Caroline joined the staff in 2020 as Jubilee's Administrative Assistant. She grew up in the Twin Cities and received degrees from the University of Minnesota in Oboe Performance and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. She loves to help answer or direct any questions you may have about Jubilee. Reach out to her at email@example.com.
Becca Willard – Children's Ministry Assistant
Becca serves on staff as Jubilee's Children's Ministry Assistant. She and her husband Seth live in Minneapolis with their son Jackson. Feel free to reach out to Becca with questions about children's ministry at Jubilee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jess Wills – Ministry and Member Care Coordinator
Jess is on staff with the church as the Ministry and Member Care Coordinator and also serves as the Deaconess of Hospitality. She loves making others feel welcome, and she enjoys helping newcomers get plugged into the life of the church. Jess also enjoys her other roles at Jubilee in supporting small groups, women’s ministry, and member care. If you have questions about getting connected, contact Jess at email@example.com