Church council & Leadership

TRVC is led by a a committed council & a group of faithful leaders.  Our council includes Dan Anderson, Kate Knutson, Meridith Tietz, David Welker, Dylan Wojtowicz and Cory Boyd.  Our leadership team oversees specific areas of ministry, encouraging our church family to draw closer to Jesus and equipping us to bring hope & life to our communities.

  • david welker

    Lead Pastor

    David joined Two Rivers Vineyard Church as lead pastor in January 2017. He and his family are from Cleveland Ohio, where he served in two different Vineyard Churches in various pastoral roles since 1990. He has a special heart for local and global missions as well as equipping the church to move in its gifts and calling.  He and his wife Shannon are excited to see what Jesus has in store for TRVC as we make a difference in Mankato, Southern Minnesota and around the globe, being a people of God's presence.

    Contact: david@trvc.org

  • The team at TRVC loves leading the church into worship and loves having fun (often at the same time). The core members of the worship team have been playing music and doing life together for over five years.

    Contact: Amy - smith2anderson@msn.com

                  Aaron - aaronbartell@gmail.com

                  Brian - bgknutson@gmail.com

  • cody BEnjamin

    Pastoral intern

    Cody has been a part of Two Rivers since September 2017, shortly after he and his wife, Brooke, moved to Mankato. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has a passion for community, applying faith to culture and using his words to navigate life with Jesus. He previously served as a youth ministry coordinator in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Outside of the church he writes full-time as an author and sports journalist. 

  • children's ministry leadership team

    TRVC has a wonderful team of teachers, assistants & volunteers that invest in the lives of our kids!  Deb Sedars, Kelly Berg & Shannon Welker support this group by training, scheduling and prepping our weekly lessons.  "Outfitters" is our kids ministry for grades K - 5 and we have a staffed nursery for our younger children.

  • Randall Mittelsteadt

    Administrative Coordinator

    Randall has been part of TRVC since 2011.  In addition to helping coordinate administrative things around Two Rivers, Randall also serves as the administrative coordinator for Royal Family Kids - Mankato. 

    Contact: admin@trvc.org

  • Shannon welker

    welcome team coordinator

    Shannon (married to David) joined TRVC in January of 2017.  She has been enjoying getting to know everyone at Two Rivers Vineyard as well as the surrounding community. Shannon especially cares for those outside of the church.  She currently serves by focusing attention on hospitality and working with our Welcome Teams.

    Contact:  shannonwelker@gmail.com

  • Randall & jean mittelsteadt

    prayer ministry coordinators

    Randall & Jean oversee Prayer Ministry at TRVC.  Together, they coordinate & schedule our Sunday prayer ministry teams as well as our nights of intercessory prayer.

    Contact: admin@trvc.org

  • coffee, donuts & prayer + care team

    Stan & Barb Siegle head up our Care Team, making TRVC a clean & comfortable place to worship.  Stan, Barb & Shannon (Welker) lead our Coffee, Donuts & Prayer team on Tuesdays.  Just a couple of the ways that you can be involved at Two Rivers Vineyard Church.