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Vondell Brandt,

Lead Pastor 

Pastor Vondell Brandt has been the Lead Pastor at LifeChurch since November of 2021.  Pastor Vondell and Mandy were married in 2002. Vondell and Mandy were involved in 8 years of youth ministry in Minot, ND and 5 years as Associate Pastor in Devils Lake, ND. Vondell received seminary training through Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Vondell and Mandy have two sons - Corbin and Mattias.  

Vondell loves hiking, mountain biking, camping, and bow hunting. Mandy loves to write, restore old furniture and go on adventures. Corbin loves fishing, biking, and forging. Mattias loves legos, reading, and swimming.

Vondell and Mandy desire that Jesus would be lifted up in Williston, ND and that the Light of Jesus Christ would shine into dark places! 


Dave Reese,

Executive Pastor

Pastor Dave and Tammy met at Trinity Bible College and were married after they graduated in 1984. Over the years they’ve served  in pastoral ministry in Iowa, North & South Dakota, Idaho and Missouri. Joining the Life Church staff brought Dave “full circle” as he began his ministry here as youth pastor in 1980. Dave and Tammy have 4 adult children and 1 grandchild:  Amanda (Alex) & granddaughter Kinsley, Nampa, ID; David II, Columbia, MO; Kristyl (Jonathan) and Megan (Tim), both of Williston.  


Dave likes classic cars, anything mechanical, travel and enjoys studying history.  Tammy loves spending time with her family, meeting with friends for coffee, reading and traveling.  


Dave & Tammy are excited to be part of the Life Church ministry team to support the Lead Pastor’s vision through administration all for the purpose of seeing people discover the life-changing power of Jesus.


Chloe Jacob, Worship Pastor 

Sam Jacob, Discipleship Pastor 

Pastors Sam and Chloe met in high school and got married in 2018 while attending Trinity Bible College. Sam, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Worship Ministry, is a missionary kid and loves seeing the church mobilize to make disciples of all nations. Chloe also has a bachelor’s degree in Worship Ministry and is passionate about leading others in genuine worship through music. They love serving together in ministry and are excited about what God will do in and through LifeChurch!"


Trenton Crumley,

LifeChurch Kids Pastor

Trenton Crumley is the LifeChurch Kids director. 

Trenton married his high school sweetheart in summer 2020. He loves sports, enjoys being outdoors, and was born in raised in Texas. Go Cowboys! Trenton is very excited to see how God moves at LifeChurch! 


Jaylen Bauska

LifeChurch Youth Director

I was born and raised just SE of Minot, ND and that is where my family currently still resides. I met my husband Josh at Trinity Bible College in 2016 and we were married in December of 2017. We have a beautiful daughter named Nora who is one years old. My husband and I are both elementary PE teachers in the school district and enjoy working with the elementary-aged students. Our family enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, going for walks, hunting, and fishing. We are huge sports fans and love cheering on our teams!


As we step into this Youth Director position, we are passionate about our students having a life-changing encounter with Jesus. We are excited to see all that God is going to do in the lives of students.


Alicia Rice

Office Administrator

Alicia moved to Williston from California in June of 2020. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in March of 2006. They have 2 sweet girls, Audrey and Sofia. As a family they love to explore new and old towns and see the history all around them. They also enjoy playing games and watching movies together.

Alicia is our Office Administrator. She loves Jesus and has a heart for seeing people set free through Him. She loves reading and listening to music. She is excited to be part of the team and help further the Kingdom of God here in Williston.


Angele Morris,

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

Recognizing the needs of the families we love, LifeChurch has added a Licensed Professional Counselor to our staff. Angelé Morris recently moved to Williston from Minot, North Dakota with her husband. She graduated from University of Mary with her Master of Science in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 701-339-3639 and leave a message.

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