Ralph Holbrook SENIOR PASTOR
Ralph and Candy have been a part of the North Branch community for 17 years and see incredible potential for the local church to be a transformative influence in the community.
Ralph had his own call to ministry affirmed at Main Street Church and began the long road to ministry by attending Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He graduated with a Master of Divinity that holds a focus in Missional Leadership. During seminary, Ralph was employed by Grace Lutheran church as their Church Business Administrator. Most recently, he served as the Executive Pastor at the Woodbury Campus of Eagle Brook Church. Ralph brings a deep passion to reach people for Christ and rich experience as a leader in the fastest growing church in Minnesota.
Ralph has a vision of hope for the Main Street Church, North Branch community and beyond!
Rebecca Rakow DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
Rebecca is originally from North Branch but has lived in Washington, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. Through this process of moving she knows for sure that she is a Minnesota girl through and through.
Her ministry journey began 21 years ago and she has served as a worship director for three different churches before arriving at Main Street Church. At the end of 2008, Rebecca resigned as worship director to follow through with a prompting from God to go where he was leading her to go. For 7 years she traveled throughout the United States leading worship in uncommon places such as parks, coffee shops, living rooms, bonfires, prisons and garages. Along with the common places such as retreats, camps, youth groups and churches. Also during this time she began facilitating retreats, conferences and seminars which are to encourage the church body into wholeness. Through this process the ministry Shalom Life was birthed. Rebecca serves as it’s ministry director. [www.ShalomLife.us] One of her life verses is “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27).
On February 15, 2014, Rebecca DeZurik became Rebecca Rakow as she married the most amazing guy in the world, Gary Rakow. They do not have kids but instead have two very spoiled cats.
Michelle Still OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Michelle is a life-long resident of North Branch and her first church was the original North Branch
Methodist Church. She is married and has two adult children who also grew up in this church.
Michelle has a passion for the youth. She has been assisting the youth leaders for several years as a
small group leader for our Wednesday Night youth program. She also volunteers with other community
Michelle is excited to be a part of a team spreading compassion and the “Good News” of our Savior,
Jesus Christ, and to help people know they are loved.
Jacqueline Foy CHURCH CUSTODIAN
Jacqueline has served in music ministry, children's ministry, and studied God's word at Main Street Church since July, 2008. She grew up in beautiful Pennsylvania. After moving to Minnesota in 1981, she raised 3 talented sons, Anthony, Jacob and Sean. Jacqueline has worked as a bank teller, legal administrative assistant, office manager, personal care attendant, special education paraprofessional, and currently works full time at Sunrise Fiberglass LLC. She enjoys being the custodian at Main Street Church. In her free time she is acting in a Christian film project.