About our Church

By receiving all that God wants to give us and giving his blessings away we will create a caring community where all can belong, become like Christ and be a blessing to the world.

We will live out this vision by leading with grace to everyone who we meet and welcoming all people because all people matter to God.

We will rely on the Holy Spirit for growth, direction and ministry, knowing that the goal of spiritual growth is to change to be more like Jesus in our character and actions.

We will focus on being a blessing to the world by compassionately meeting the needs of the lost, the least and those left out of God’s justice, wanting to introduce people to Jesus because he is the hope of the world.

Core Beliefs

The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for us.2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21

God is bigger and better than we can imagine and yet He desires to have a personal relationship with us.Isaiah 40:12-29, Ephesians 4:5-6

Jesus is God showing Himself to us.John 1:1-18, Hebrews 1:1-3

God lives in and through His followers today through the Holy Spirit.John 14:26, John 16:5-15

Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-6

Faith is how we begin and develop a growing relationship with God.Colossians 2:6-7, Hebrews 11:6

God works through all things, including difficulties in the lives of those who follow Him.Romans 5:3-5, James 1:2-4

Heaven and hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not the end.John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15:20-34

The church exists to increase the reputation of God and to serve people, just as Jesus served people.Acts 2:42-47, Matthew 28:19-20

Jesus is coming again.Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16

Staff

Pastor

Kevin Sharpe

ksharpe@westbrook.cc (952) 856 2298 ext. #5
Director of Operations and Worship

Jason Stegenga

jason.stegenga@westbrook.cc (952) 856 2298 ext. #7
Director of Children’s Ministry

DeAnna Petersen

deanna.petersen@westbrook.cc (952) 856 2298 ext. #6
Director of Student Ministry

Stanton Petersen

stanton.petersen@westbrook.cc (952) 856 2298 ext. #8

Leadership Board

Chair of Leadership Board

Roger Falkenstein

Leadership Board

Norma Evans

Leadership Board

Russ Castleman

Leadership Board

Bryce Segna

Leadership Board

Greg Kaupp

Leadership Board

Meg Pint

Leadership Board

Emily Wasson

Our History

Westbrook wants to create a welcoming environment where people feel like they can, belong before they believe all the right things or have all the right answers or have all the right behaviors.

Believing that if we create that kind of community, God’s Spirit will work to draw people to Himself and help all of us grow to be more like Jesus in our character and actions. We want to take those blessings that we receive from God and pass them on to others outside our community.

So we have a high percentage of our regular attenders involved in small groups that meet throughout the week and we are involved in sharing God’s blessings through the Love Inc ministry, feeding school children on weekends, raising money for clean water projects with World Vision, supporting ministries in Europe, Jamaica and Peru and well as other activities to be a blessing to our community and the world.

Kevin Sharpe is the founding pastor and has been in ministry over 30 years working in the areas of youth, small groups, outreach, missions and adult discipleship. Kevin spent three years on staff at Westwood Community Church prior to helping birth Westbrook Community Church.

The church started with a core group recruited from Westwood of 80 people, and started services on September 18, 2011 at the Clover Ridge Elementary School. After three years at the Elementary school, the community made a transition to Southwest Christian High School. After three years at Southwest, the community made another move to Chaska High School, where we are currently meeting.

In August of 2017, the church purchased 25 acres of land at the southwest corner of Engler Blvd and Jonathan Carver Road. In April of 2018 the land was fully paid off. So plans are underway for a permanent building on the land, looking to move into it in early 2020. Our building is not the vision but will be a powerful tool to help us reach our vision and be a blessing to others. We would love for you to join our story as we move into the future.