Gathering Staff & Leadership Team
Randy Shideler
Campus Pastor 
Randy is married to Kimberly; where they are blessed with five children: Aspen, Bridgette, Maddox, Grayson, and Bodhi… but we can’t forget their cat Minnie and Golden retriever Rebel. He has a passion for ministry through building relationships, teaching, discipleship, and investing into the lives of the community. He is also an artist, sport enthusiast, and can be found daily at the gym! Holding an Art degree from Creative Center Omaha, and a Pastoral Ministry degree from Grace University; he loves to mix creativity and ministry to reach those around him.
Steve DeKok
Care Pastor
Steve’s love for people and helping the hurting is the gifting that God has placed on his heart.  Life happens and crises never come at convenient times.  When they come, do not hesitate to call.  There are times when we need a person to come along and help us figure out how God is working this out and someone to bring comfort and love.  Steve is committed to Jesus Christ, his family and caring for the church and the wounded.  He believes that God is able to bring about healing to all no matter where you have been or done or where you are now.
Married to Amy, they have four adult children and four grandchildren. Having been a pastor for forty years, Steve loves to be involved in ministries that help those with habits, hurts and hang ups.
Taylor Quiring
Kid’s Coordinator
Ally Klassen
Campus Coordinator
Leadership Team
Dr. Rod Dynes
 Chair
 
Rod Dynes and his wife, Debby, are blessed with five kids, and now ten grand-kids. They enjoy serving Jesus locally and abroad. Rod is a family physician and has a passion for missions. He has led or served on over 25 mission trips to share the Gospel around the world. Rod serves in Men’s ministry for the Gathering, and loves to hunt and waterski. In addition to his MD, Rod has a seminary degree in Christian Ministry, Leadership.
Rick Clerc
Vice Chair
 
Rick is a local business man operating businesses in five communities in Southern Minnesota.  Rick has served on Church leadership boards, mission teams in Honduras and the UK, lead men’s ministry and taught Sr. High Sunday School.  Rick is married to Julie and has three children: Ethan, Colin and Emily plus one crazy dog, Jack.
Dale Friesen
Treasurer
 
A man of adventure, Dale experienced life in many parts of the country, after graduating from Windom High School.  He has worked with youth as a wrangler at two different church youth camps and through AWANA. For several years he has led small groups and taught adult Sunday school.   Married to Kim, they have three adult children (Gregg, Al, & Rachel) and two inquisitive and busy grandsons (Beau & Silas).  Dale currently owns Friesen Financial and Lighthouse Capital Consulting.  Committed to his family and faith in God, Dale believes it is a privilege to be a part of God’s work through Gathering Church.
Verlyn Fast
Member at Large
 
Verlyn is married to Nancy have 3 sons and 1 daughter. 2 daughter in laws and one awesome grandson.  I farm with 2 of our  sons on the family farm in the Windom area.  Nancy and I owned and operated a manufacturing business in the Windom area for 30 years.  Any day on the lake skiing,  surfing and boating with the family is a good one  I also enjoy Riding  my Harley and going to Auto events.   But most of all I  love the Lord and have  a strong desire to help others get to know my Savior.
Joel Mickelsen
Member at Large
 
Joel is self-employed in farming in the Windom area.  He is married to Janelle and has two daughters who are both married.  Joel enjoys snowmobiling in the mountains out west and boating on local lakes.  Spending time with God and family is a priority.  Joel is the proud half-owner of three house cats.