Pastor Steve has been in full time pastoral ministry since 1999, serving churches in Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota. A graduate of North Central University in Minneapolis, Pastor Steve has served as the lead Pastor of Bridgeview Church since July of 2014.

    Pastor Steve and his wife Lisa have been married since June of 2004. They have two daughters with lots of energy, Makayla and Emelia. Pastor Steve enjoys a good cup of coffee, spending time with his family, taking walks, golfing, cheering on the Twins and Vikings, and working in the garage. 

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    Pastor Joe has served on the pastoral staff at Bridgeview since 2009. 

    Joe enjoys spending his free time outdoors, preferably bowhunting. He may also be caught cheering on his favorite Minnesota sports teams, the Vikings and the Wild. 

    Family is one of Pastor Joe's greatest joys. He and his wife Kayla have been married since 2008 and have 3 amazing kids who love to grab every spare minute they can with daddy.

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    Pastor Sterling has served on the pastoral staff at Bridgeview since December 2019. Pastor Sterling is a graduate of Heartland Masters Commission, where he studied Children's Ministry and Technology in the Church.


    Sterling married his beautiful wife Brittney in early 2018 and were blessed with their first son Judah in 2019 and their second son Cyrus in 2020. He is an avid lover of nature and has a goal to visit every national park in the United States. He is a fan of trivia and will not turn down an invitation to play board games. 

  • Pastor Tyler Kinser, Youth and Associate Pastor

    Pastor Tyler has served on the pastoral staff at Bridgeview since August 2017.  Pastor Tyler graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University in Tennessee with a B.S. in Bible and Theology.  

    Previously, he had served as the Head of Men’s Discipleship at the Florida School of Discipleship for 4 years. His heart is to develop people into disciples who love God deeply and are empowered to walk in their callings.

    Pastor Tyler has been happily married to the love of his life, Sephra, since July 2013 and since 2018, is daddy to an energetic son named Atlas and beautiful daughter, Pheobe.  His passions include sports, reading, video games, board games, and spending time with his wife and family. 


    Wendy has been serving in kids ministry at BVC since 2018. She has a passion to teach kids in a fun and safe environment that makes them excited to know God's word! Wendy has volunteered in kids ministry for most of her life and has gained bountiful experience working on staff at previous churches.

    Wendy has been married to her husband, Ben, since 2002 and they have 5 kids: Ethan, Emma, Dani, Jacob and Elsie. Wendy loves to play volleyball, board games, spending time at their cabin, riding atv's, swimming bonfires and entertaining guests

  • HEIDI KOTTKE, worship pastor

    Pastor Heidi has served on the pastoral staff at Bridgeview since November 2021. She is a graduate of both Anoka-Ramsey Community College with an associate's of fine arts degree in Music and Metropolitan State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

    Pastor Heidi has been leading worship in churches around the state in various capacities since 2010. Prior to Bridgeview, she served as the worship pastor at a church in Blaine. Her heart is to lead congregations in Biblical worship and pour into the next generation of worship leaders by working with teens and kids.

    Pastor Heidi enjoys spending her free time song-writing, drinking coffee, watching sports (go Vikings!) or true crime series, and spending time with friends and family.