• Charlie Handren - Pastor for Preaching & Vision

    Pastor Charlie oversees the vision and direction of the church, oversees the adult teaching and preaching ministries, and supervises the staff and some volunteers. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and sociology, with a minor in English, from California Baptist University (1992), and the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the Graduate Theological Union (1999). He is currently a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He is married to his best friend, Kimberly (1991), and together they have one beautiful daughter, Rachel (1994). He loves biking, hiking, reading, studying the Bible, and being a pastor. 
    Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Blog | charlie@gcfmn.org

  • Kevin Feder - Pastor for Community Life

    Pastor Kevin has been married to his lovely wife and best friend, Karen, since 2002. Together they have three children: Lydia, Elise, and Ben. Kevin earned the B.A. in Psychology and Bible from Northwestern College and he earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from the same school. Kevin spent two years studying biblical Greek at Bethlehem Baptist Church through their TBI program. In 2018 he will have earned his certification as a biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He loves Jesus, his truth, and is committed to serving his family and his church with it. Besides being a pastor, husband, and father Kevin enjoys sports, hiking, fishing, and being outdoors.Facebook | kevin@gcfmn.org

  • The G.O.L.D. Team

    In addition to our two pastors, we are also led by a group of men and women known as the G.O.L.D. Team which stands for "Glory of Christ on-going Leadership Development." These leaders serve as deacons or team-leaders for various groups of people who serve the Lord and his church. For more information about the G.O.L.D. Team or how you can serve at Glory of Christ, contact one of our full-time pastors.

  • Carmen Gunderson, Office Manager

    Carmen and her husband David parent four young - adult children. Although, they recently became “empty nesters,” that label feels a bit like a misnomer because they still talk and pray with their children almost every day. Carmen graduated from Bethel University with a B.S. in Business/Accounting. She is currently working on a Master of Arts in Teaching/TESOL at Bethel. As a teenager involved in camp ministry, the Lord called her to the ministry of discipling children. She enjoys hanging out with kids and talking about Jesus with them. Her more serious side has taken her down the path of office administration and she has held a variety of jobs where the Lord has used her spiritual gift of administration. She has a heart for the global church and enjoys spending time with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world.