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A Place To Grow
3 Rivers Church of Medina
3 Rivers Church is a place to grow in every way to become more like Christ. We believe that by following these five core values, we will cultivate a community that impacts the world.
Attend weekly worship services.
Grow in your relationship with God.
Give to the community and church.
Serve where you are gifted.
What We Believe
We like to keep our doctrine simple so we have summarized what we believe in four main points:
- The Bible is The Word of God.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God. – We believe that Jesus is exactly who he said he was. He is the only way to the Father
- You must be Born Again. – The cure for sin is to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your Life. Jesus calls this experience “Born Again”
- The Holy Spirit is working in us – After Jesus went back to heaven he sent the Holy Spirit to be our helper and our guide. We believe that the Holy Spirit still does supernatural things today.
Mark & Debbie Harper – Lead Pastors
Mark and Debbie met at a local church in Port Huron, MI – Deb’s hometown. Mark was in the charge of the Kid’s Ministry program. Deb was the prettiest girl in the church so he recruited her to help with the kids and the rest is history. Mark and Deb were married in 1983, honeymooned in Hawaii and moved to Tulsa Ok to help Pastor Willie George launch the Gospel Bill TV Show.
Since then, the Harpers have been on a 30-year ministry journey, moving a total of 12 times and living in three different states and two nations. Together Mark and Deb have ministered in 47 states and 12 countries. They have served at small churches and mega churches.
Mark and Deb are creators of the Super Church Curriculum which is used in over 5,000 congregations around the world. As filmmakers they have produced 96 short films and one feature length film – The Prodigal.
After overseeing the family ministry for 17 years at a local church in Minneapolis, the Harpers received new marching orders to plant 3 Rivers Church in Medina, Minnesota.
Mark and Deb have two adult children; Mark and Melissa who are both married and have families of their own.
Mark is a certified John Maxwell Coach and a graduate of Rhema Bible College.
Deb likes to bake, shop and spend time with her grandson James.
Mark likes to read, make movies and collect rare comic books.
Matt & Melissa Richmann – Associate Pastors
Matt and Melissa Richmann have been serving faithful in ministry for the past 17 years. Their lives are dedicated to helping others reach their full potential in Christ.
Melissa graduated in 1998 from Christ For The Nations with an emphasis on youth ministry and missions. Matt graduated in 2000 from Texas Christian University with a Major in Communications and a Double Minor in Business and Japanese.
Matt is currently an Account Executive of Midwest Customer Analytics for IBM.
Together they have traveled to multiple countries throughout the world leading missions and medical outreach trips. Including: India, Africa, China, Japan.
Matt and Melissa presently serve as Associate Pastors at 3 Rivers Church in Medina, MN. Matt oversee’s the Ministry of Helps and Melissa Leads the Hospitality Ministry. They have four children, Carson, Ben, John, and Julia.
Lance & Missy McKinnon – Kids Pastors
Lance and Missy became friends while traveling the country with Go Ministries in 2008, however dating was not allowed while they were interns. After their internship was complete they made up for lost time and tied the knot in July of 2010. Missy and Lance are parents to a cat named Chaplin and they have one human child on the way.
Lance and Missy McKinnon served for three years as Children’s Pastors at Life Church – a thriving church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma that has grown from 40 members to 1,500 in seven short years. They are passionate about Kid’s Ministry and reaching Families for Christ.
Lance is a graduate of Rhema Bible College. Missy is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.
Lance likes hanging with friends, playing video games and the Boston Red Sox.
Missy likes hanging with friends and family, movies and crafts.
Esther Ringsmuth – Worship Leader
Esther is a worship leader and fine artist with a passion for missions, and creating an environment that hosts the presence of God. She graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN with a Bachelors in Fine Art in 2011, and also graduated from two years of The House School of Ministry in 2017. She has served in worship ministry at several churches from 2011 to the present, where she oversees worship at Three Rivers Church. When Esther isn’t painting or making music, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, growing her succulent collection, or preparing for her next mission trip. Esther loves Asian cuisine, coffee, sunshine, and Disney movies.