Alex Blackwell
Lead Pastor

Fast Facts:
  • How do you like your coffee? I'm a flavor fanatic when it comes to coffee - I'd like it to end up looking more like creamer than coffee! I'm also not as much of a fan of putting ice in there - a hot cup of coffee is perfect. 
  • What do you love about HGC? In our church, I appreciate that there is always a pursuit of more depth with members of our community. The most well-read continue to pursue learning. The most well-connected continue to seek relationships. The most well-put-together continue to pursue integration and wholeness. The most pious search for authentic humility. And so on. I love it.
  • Which Bible character is most like you? Reading the Bible, I connect most deeply with the heart of King Solomon. I have a piece of Ecclesiastes embedded into my heart and mind. I can't recommend enough revisiting that book at least once per year. 
  • What do you love most about the Twin Cities? I am grateful to live in the Twin Cities because of its diversity. In the Kingdom of God, every nation and language will have representation (Revelation 7:9). We get to catch a glimpse of that Heavenly reality here. 
  • What is the recipe for you? If there was a recipe for me it would be...Chill. Introverted. Learner. Thinker. Value-driven. And probably just a dash more sarcasm than one person should have.

Deron Vaupel

Church Community Coordinator

Amber Harder

Communications Specialist

Ben lafrinier

Worship Coordinator

Jess Rehfeld

Infant and Toddler Teacher

cate sutton

Club E! Teacher


Club 35 Teacher