Moving Girls Towards a Deeper Relationship with Jesus.

PURPOSE OF GIRLS MINISTRIES

Our Mission

We are committed to raising up a generation of girls who know Jesus, are deeply rooted in the truth of His Word, are confident in their identity, are empowered by the Holy Spirit and are committed to the calling God has placed on their lives.

Our Structure

We encourage this at the local church level through small group formats led by mature Christian women. Small groups offer a safe place for girls to share their heart and receive Godly wisdom and guidance and also provide a platform for building mentorship relationships.

Our Strategy

  • We assist church leaders in selecting and and utilizing resources that best support their individual church culture.
  • We connect and engage with leaders on media platforms to encourage and share ideas and information.
  • We provide a fun, engaging camp-out experience annually for leaders to further connect with their girls and challenge their growth.
  • We are also available to provide training and guidance to leaders to help them succeed in moving girls toward a deeper relationship with Jesus.

OUR TEAM

Sara Wille

MN Girls Ministries Director

Sara grew up in the Bemidji area and married her high school sweetheart, Todd Wille. After completing a degree in physical therapy, Sara and Todd returned to Bemidji to raise their 2 children, Stephanie and Michael. Over the years, God has opened many ministry doors for them in their local church. In 2018, Sara and Todd were appointed to be Directors for the Minnesota Girls and Royal Ranger Ministries and are currently completing the requirements to be licensed pastors through the Assembly of God. Their passion is to see students grow in their faith through strong, healthy discipleship in the local church.

Michelle Markwardt

Campout Coordinator & Preschool Specialist

Michelle is the Early Childhood Director at Willmar AG. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Michelle is the Girls Statewide Campout Coordinator and has had the privilege of attending Girls Statewide Campout since she was a 3rd grader. She loves seeing girls have a unique experience with God and Girls statewide does just that!

Lizzie Dresselhaus

Media & Preschool Specialist

Lizzie is the Early Childhood Pastor and Girls' Ministries Coordinator at Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington. Free time usually means eating Thai food with her husband, hiking, listening to podcasts, or interpreting sign language! As a former Mpact graduate herself (go Wisconsin!), she is thrilled to be part this movement to lead girls into a growing relationship with Jesus forever.
You'll find her most often behind the scenes of our social media - let her know how our team can use socials to serve you better!

Sherrie Veer

Teen Specialist

Sherrie is the teen specialist for the Minnesota Girl's Ministry. She attends Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington, where she has been teaching middle school girls for 17 years. During that time she has incorporated the Friends materials in her teaching, began a prayer partner program for girls with mature ladies in the church, and mentored young girls in their walk with Jesus. Family is important to Sherrie as she has been married for 30 years, is a mother of 7 girls and 1 boy, has 3 son-in-laws, and has one super cute grandson. If you have any questions on working with teens or getting a program started, feel free to give her a call.

Erin Corbett

MN Girls Ministries Administrator

Erin is the MN KidMin Administrator at the Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God. She enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family. She has one teenage son. She needs more time with girls!!!

Events

Girls Statewide

September 24-26, 2021

Resources

Minnesota Girls Ministries Page

Minnesota Girls Ministries Leader Group

National Girls Ministries Website

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