Grace Outreach Church is a new church plant of the Evangelical Covenant Church. We are united by Christ in a holy covenant of churches empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the great commandments and the great Commission: to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, to love our neighbors as ourselves and to go into all the world and make disciples.
Our mission is to live as a Reaching body for Christ: Reaching Up to God, Reaching Into the Body of Christ, and Reaching Out to our Community and World.
Our vision is to create a multi-ethnic grace-filled fellowship of Christians committed to living the message and mission of Christ and to be a resource for our community and world.
Pastor Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson is the Lead Pastor of Grace Outreach. Holding a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from McCormik Theological Seminary, Paul's vision for Grace Outreach is for us to live as a reaching body for Christ: reaching up to God, reaching into the Body of Christ, and reaching out to our community and world. Paul is bi-vocational, and serves as a Senior Leadership Development Manager at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. He lives with his wife Kim and their family in Coon Rapids, MN.
Young Adults Pastor Chris Auer
Chris is the Young Adults Pastor and director of our Rise Up ministry. Chris is passionate about spreading the transformative and unconditional love of Jesus to our communities through passionate worship, intentional relationships, and selfless serving. Chris is pursuing a Master's of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and also a Master's of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his brothers in Christ in Minnetonka, MN.
Worship Pastor Taylor Williams
Taylor is the director of the Worship Team at Grace Outreach. Taylor believes that praise is a weapon, in the sense that is cuts through the lies of the enemy. Music has a wonderfully unique way of getting past the inhibitions that people carry on a regular basis. Worship is the vessel through which hearts are softened and prepared for what God wants to do. In addition to serving at Grace leading the Worship Team, he teaches Special Education at St. Louis Park High School, and is pursing a PhD. in Education Administration from Bethel University. He lives with his brothers in Christ in Minnetonka, MN.