Church leadership staff

Mark Ellingson / Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark has been leading the community at Fridley Covenant Church since 2004, after 19 exciting years of youth ministry. He is a graduate of Bethel University and Seminary.

Mark and his wife, Robyn, have three grown children and one granddaughter. Mark and Robyn are on a quest to visit every major league ballpark and are most of the way done. When Mark isn't pumping iron he is massaging metal, working on his most recent resto-mod.

Brad Halbersma / Worship Leader

Brad has been the worship leader at Fridley Covenant since 2016. He enjoys leading worship alongside his wonderful team, including his wife Caity. In addition to leading worship, Brad is a professional musician who sings and plays piano for various choirs and gigs in the Twin Cities. Brad graduated from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, with a degree in vocal performance.

In his free time, Brad enjoys playing video games on his Switch or PC and going for hikes with his wife around Minnesota state parks. He also loves Star Wars and owns 150 Star Wars legends extended universe books and has a 4,000 piece LEGO Super Star Destroyer.