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The Log Church37218 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442



Phone: 218-692-4141



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John and Wendy Gerhardt

family April 2017John and Wendy have been serving with Urban Impact Ministries in Central City New Orleans since 1991. Over the years, some of their duties have included: pioneering UIM’s youth ministry, heading up short term missions, planting and pastoring Castle Rock Community Church and overall leadership and vision for the ministry. The vision of UIM is to create a neighborhood where kids can ride their bikes to: schools of excellence, a safe place to gather, a church that cares and a house their family owns. John currently serves as the Executive Director of Urban Impact ministries having also served as the Pastor of Castle Rock Community Church from 1998 until January 2017. Wendy has served in various capacities such as Children’s Church Director, Summer camp medical advisor, and Education Ministries Director. She currently is a Midwife at a clinic and volunteers at the ministry. They have 4 children, Josiah, current Education Director at UIM, Anastasia, a missionary with Reach Global, Elijah a sophomore in college studying Elementary Education and Jeremiah a junior in high school.

Highlights from 2016
2016 was a very difficult year with numerous trials and tribulations. However, God has seen us through every single one of them and we are better because of it. Our summer day camp program went well. Our youth and education ministry is flourishing.
2017 Goals
• Finish the youth center
• Expand our outreach to the community
• Increase staffing for youth center
• Use the new center for outreach to senior adults
• John has stepped down as pastor of Castle Rock Community Church. Please pray for the transition and for CRCC as it looks to God for its new pastor.