Staff

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Renee Franzen- Pastor

Pastor Renee loves Jesus and Brookdale Church fiercely.  She has served on the pastoral team since 2011 and became lead pastor in 2019.  Her passions include providing spiritual direction to clergy, missionaries and lay persons, as well as providing spiritual direction supervision through the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park University.  She and her husband Tim find great delight in spending time with their grandsons (who call her Nanaroni).

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Peter Frost- Pastor

Pastor Peter loves Jesus and the local Church. He is passionate and committed to seeing the Image of God honored in all persons, and believes that God’s promise of justice, grace, mercy, and the restoration of all things is the key to human flourishing now and in the future. Peter loves being outside with his family, long-distance running, and reading (for which there never seems to be enough time). Peter and his wife, Tierney, live in Robbinsdale with their wonderful kids, Eli and Kira. 

7w6; ENFP

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Brenda Johnson-Ministry Director

Brenda loves, loves, loves kids.  She is a creative genius, Brenda produces puppet shows, online book reading videos, and any other project that enters her mind.  She loves drawing kids into creative experiences and encounters with God through story and art. Brenda is also the curator of the TOV Community Garden.  She and her husband Mark live in Brooklyn Center where she also manages Tangles, her homebased hair salon.

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Tim Armstrong- Worship Leader

Tim has a passion for sharing the gospel through music.  He also has a talent for spotting musical excellence in our church family and putting it to good use!  He and his wife Patti have three daughters.

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Denise Erickson- Office Administrator

Denise enjoys an eclectic job of clerical work and facility management. She and her co-worker Debbie Felten often share the privilege of being the first face or voice people encounter at Brookdale Church.  Holding this position for more than 30 years allows her this close relationship with our community.  Denise and her husband Dale have three cats and three nearly grown children.