staff and leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Aaron Sorenson

    Lead Pastor

    Hey I'm Aaron Sorenson, the Lead Pastor of Crow River Church. My wife Kristin and I have been married seven years, have a 4 year old son named Jonas and a 2 year old daughter named Lany. We live in Delano with our black lab named Bella. I love music, food, good coffee, running, fishing, golfing, birding (not an easy thing to admit) and being outdoors. Come check out Crow River! My wife and I would love the chance to meet you!  



  • Amy Treptau

    Community Life Director

    Hi there! My name is Amy and I’m the Community Life Director at Crow River Church. I absolutely love my job and am grateful to be able to work alongside such an amazing staff and church family. I am blessed to serve CRC in coordinating events, community organizing/building and administration. My prayer is that as people interact with me, they see a faint reflection of the One who loves them with an everlasting love. Most Sundays you can find me at the information table - I find great joy in meeting new people and helping them get connected to our church. I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet being married to my husband, Kevin and we have three kids that we adore - Logan, Emma & Jack. I love life, laughter and anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate. 



  • Brody EgEBERG

    Student Ministries DIRECTOR

    Hey! My name is Brody, and I have been a part of the Crow River staff since 2016. I graduated from Crown College with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry and a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies. My responsibilities here at CRC include  leading our middle school ministry UNITE on Wednesday nights as well as our high school student volunteer ministry (Crow River Servants or CRS). My hearts desire for our students is to grow in, and experience a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. I am a die hard Minnesota sports fan, and my hobbies include hunting and fishing! 



  • Melissa Noreen

    Elementary director

    Hi! I’m Melissa, otherwise known as “Mel”. I have the privilege of being the Elementary Director here at Crow River Church.  I am a teacher at heart with a degree in Elementary Education and Bible from Northwestern University.  I have a wide variety of experience working with children, but my favorite part has always been teaching them about God’s great love for them.  Three of my favorite things are my husband Adam, who I’ve been married to for 11 years, and my two boys Jackson (6) and Jace (3).  Some of my other favorite things are music, dancing, being outdoors, playing games, and laughing as much as possible.  I look forward to being able to connect with you and your family!



  • Alex Lindstrom

    Early Childhood & Special Needs director

    Hello! My name is Alex! For the past six years our family has attended Crow River Church and we LOVE the community we've found here! I have a love for working with children, especially children with special needs. My desire is for all families, especially children, to feel loved and welcomed at Crow River Church. I also have a passion for helping children know the love of Christ. I'm a licensed school counselor and enjoy helping families thrive. I'm a mother of three young kids and married to one amazing man, Chris. I love being outdoors, baking/cooking, and taking long stroller rides with my family. I'd love to meet you and your kiddos!!!



  • Lynn Hanson

    Children's ministry admin

    Hi! My name is Lynn and my job as Children's Ministry Admin is a gift! For a few hours a week I am privileged to work alongside the Crow River staff, supporting the Children's Ministry Directors by completing tasks that may take them away from time with children and their families. I enjoy being the hands and feet, helping prepare for programs and lessons that assist parents in training up their children in the way of the Lord. My husband Steve and I enjoy spending time with our two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. We fell in love with this church community when our oldest son's family introduced us to Crow River. Appreciating the four seasons in Minnesota, my hobbies include the outdoors: kayaking, biking, hiking, and cross country skiing are some of my favorites. Colossians 3:23 is one of my best-loved verses: "Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord..."



  • Kathryn Farrell 

    Worship Leader & Student Ministries Associate

    Hi! My name is Kathryn and I am the Worship Leader and Student Ministries Associate here at Crow River Church. I have been working within the Aspen Grove network for 3 years now, and I couldn't picture myself in a more loving and welcoming community than this one. I am so grateful that I get to combine my passion and love for music and leading worship with getting to spend time and grow with middle and high school students. I am in my last year at University of Northwestern-St. Paul getting my Music Ministry and Bible degrees. Besides music, some of my favorite things are photography and traveling!