Our Staff

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Stephanie O'Brien

Website: pastorsteph.com
Twitter: @PastorSteph

Pastor of Strategy and Equipping

Oversees and develops the strategies for our church to live out our mission tangibly. Oversees leadership development and equipping of our discipleship group leaders and Missional Community Leaders. Leads efforts to multiply Missional Communities and increase their effectiveness.

Lives in: Marshall Terrace Neighborhood, Northeast Minneapolis


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Michael Binder

Twitter: @michaelbinder

Pastor of Teaching and Vision

Oversees the overarching vision of Mill City Church, gives oversight to the sermon series and the teaching team, and provides leadership to the generosity team to ensure our budget lines up with our mission.

Lives in: Audubon Neighborhood, Northeast Minneapolis


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JD Larson

Twitter: @JDLarson_

Executive Pastor

Oversees the staff and HR processes, systems management, and building management. Equips various ministry teams including Crew, Welcome Team, Discipleship Groups, and Missional Community Leaders.

Lives in: Audubon Neighborhood, Northeast Minneapolis

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ChristianAnn Larson

Twitter: @MNisthenewCA

Associate Pastor of Community and Care

Oversees pastoral care, marriage counseling and preparation, illness and funeral support, mental illness, emotional support, and referrals. Maintains relationships with our community development partnerships.

Lives in: Audubon Neighborhood, Northeast Minneapolis

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Aashish Baskaran


Worship Director & Family Life Associate

Oversees equipping for worship team members, and serves as an associate with our family life ministry. 

Lives in: Southeast Minneapolis

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Kelsey Galiano


Administration & Operations

Organizes and streamlines systems, maintains supplies, arranges scheduling for some staff, coordinates and executes internal MCC communication, manages community use of The Commons.

Lives in: South Minneapolis

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Anna Anderson


Interim Family Life & Community Life Director