Moving Girls Towards a Deeper Relationship with Jesus.

PURPOSE OF GIRLS MINISTRIES

We are committed to discipling and raising up a generation of girls who know God and who know that their identity is in Christ. We do this through small group meetings, and events designed to minister to the needs of girls. We desire to be Titus 2 women, nurturing those who come behind us, and in so doing, those we nurture will also nurture those behind them.

Through small groups for girls, we can minister to the deep needs of each girl. We can offer a time and safe place for girls to open up and share things they are going through, experiencing, or have questions about and give Godly wisdom and guidance. This is so vital to growing godly young women! We have so many resources available to us that can aid us in doing this. We can use the Girls Ministries curriculum offered to us along with other great resources provided by various authors and publishers.

We work along side the Children’s and Youth Pastor, and assist them in discipling the girls. We want to be a blessing and an encouragement to these departments! We are here to help girls dig deep into the Word of God, experience freedom in Jesus Christ, see them filled with the Holy Spirit and walking in a love relationship with Christ and ultimately fulfill their destiny!

This is our heartbeat, to impact the girls of this generation with the Love of Jesus, the truth in God’s Word, the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and then see them impact their world for Him!

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!

Sarah Elliott

Resource & Missions Specialist

Sarah, her husband, and their 3 children relocated to Little Falls in July 2018 after severing several years on the mission field in Asia and Western Europe. Sarah is a product of Stars and loves the Girls ministries program because of her wonderful memories when she was a girl. In her spare time you'll find her reading a book, playing with her kids or with her camera in hand snapping photos.

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 25-27

Resources

Minnesota Girls Ministry Page

Minnesota Girls Ministries Leader Group

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