Impact Ministry Partners


Relationships that Impact…

We believe in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18) and desire to be witnesses to our encounter with the power of the Holy Spirit to all peoples near and far (Acts 1:8). We are a sending church, not a supporting church. Our Executive Outreach Team (EOT) walks with our Ministry Partners (MPs) from God’s first calling on their lives to retirement and beyond. City Hill desires to be faithful to equip the saints (Eph 4:12) to fulfill God’s purpose on their lives. Whether regional or international, that involves not only financial and prayer support, but logistics, preparation, training, communication, and dedication to God’s work through each MP.

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”- Luke 10:2



Gary & Stella Gilbertson > Prepare Ministries: 

Gary and Stella have been married almost 48 years. They met during an inner-city summer outreach in Miami, Florida. For 22 very happy years they Pastored New Covenant Church (now City Light) in NorthfIeld MN. In 2000 they founded Prepare Ministries, a campus based young adult ministry. In the spirit of John the Baptist, who heralded the fIrst coming of Christ, their purpose is to prepare a generation for the second coming of Jesus and the establishment of His kingdom. Gary and Stella have 4 grown children and 11 of the world’s smartest grandchildren. Learn more & follow our journey by visiting

Paul & Linda Humnick > Wycliiffe Bible Translators:  

Paul and Linda are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. They have two children, Abraham and Katy. Paul serves on a Bible translation project for the Kumyk people of Dagestan, Russia. Linda works as a linguistics consultant and administrator for consulting services for language and translation projects in the Eurasia area.  Their vision is to participate in the Bible translation process so that the bibleless peoples of the world will have access to God’s Word in their mother tongue, the language of their hearts.

Bob & Barb Lidfors > Bread of Life Ministries:

Bob and Barb moved to Germany in 1982. Three years later they started a church which they turned over to a German pastor in1992. Bob also started an evening and weekend Bible school which continued until 2009. During those years Bob developed relationships with two church planters in India and in Uganda. All three of these men are also involved in orphanages, schools and hospitals. Since the Bible school ended, Bob’s main emphasis has shifted to supporting these projects and encouraging these men through regular visits and training. Since 2015 Bob and Barb have been working with the Luke10 house church network to plant house churches in Germany. Additionally, Barb is involved as an artist in the secular art commuity through art exhibtions and painting classes. Her figurative paintings communicate a warm and sympathetic perspective of individual personalities. God has opened doors in the last few years for Barb to exhibit and teach in several European countries & China.

Steve & Barb Norell > YWAM Minneapolis: 

Steve & Barb have been serving with YWAM 25 years - fourteen years with YWAM in the DR and now in MN. They work with YWAM Mpls where Steve heads up the Kids Against Hunger {KAH} program, the Accounting Department and is on the Leadership Team. Barb is the Kids Against Hunger Coordinator, is in charge of Hospitality and works in Staff Care & Development/Personnel. They are also involved with Transforming Prayer Ministry at City Hill & YWAM andl are passionate to see God’s people healed of past hurts & better prepared for Kingdom service. Their vision & mission is to be part of a team effort with YWAM Mpls to train and disciple youth, particularly Latinos, sending them as missionaries to the unreached nations of the world. We embrace YWAM Mpls’ vision statement and by God’s grace determine to implement it with the ultimate goal of redeeming cultures for the glory of God. 

Charlie & Karen Oglesby > New Mercies Ministry: 

Charlie & Karen are the directors of New Mercies whose mission is to bring the message of Christ’s passion to hurting, hungry, hardened, and hopeless people in post-crisis nations through sustainable relief and development projects in cooperation with local churches & organizations. Their current focus is Rwanda where they work to mobilize local people to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those most vulnerable. Their signature project, Faith Village, is a community of safe homes where young girls who are victims of abuse will be cared for and equipped through a process of recovery, restoration, and discipleship. Learn more & follow our journey by visiting:

Steven & Robin Ose > CRU Twin Cities: 

Robin felt the Lord’s call to preach the gospel while in college and to do so overseas. Steven felt the call to preach the gospel while in seminary. They have both interned in East Asia and then they met in Colorado. They spent six years together in East Asia and now over six years back in the States serving for CRU. They have two boys, Stevie & JJ. “Reach the campus today, reach the world tomorrow,” is how they are seeking to help fulfill the Great Commission. Their heart is to reach the students on the 6,000 campuses of the world today in order to transform the world tomorrow as these students become leaders  in business, education, missions & more. Learn more & follow their journey by emailing: Steven & Robin Ose

Cindy Pearson > Charis Bible College > Hong Kong:

 Cindy is the director of Andrew Wommack Ministries/Charis Bible College Hong Kong. Her passion is to see lives transformed by the truth of God’s Word. She was called to the nations at age10, and now has spent 18 years serving in Asia. She has seen firsthand that the Chinese need to know the heart of the Gospel. In 2012, after setting up a rehab center for special needs children at a government orphanage, she returned to the states for further equipping at Charis Bible College. These last 4 years in Hong Kong she has seen the ministry expand to 280 students in 5 countries with multiple Chinese translation projects. Her dream is being realized as local Christians are being trained up and empowered to disciple the next generation of leaders.  Change a life, Change the world!

Sam & Amanda Shold > YWAM Cape Town, South Africa:

 The Shold’s are YWAM missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa, working with children at risk. They serve on staff for The Dignity Campaign, a YWAM ministry that provides youth programming for communities throughout South Africa. With the main pillars of identity, belonging, and purpose in God, this ministry provides discipleship, training, and public health education for youth. Since 40% of girls in South Africa drop out of school by age15 due to a lack of feminine hygiene supplies, the Dignity Campaign also provides sustainable products to keep girls in school. In addition, Dignity programs include12-week small groups that cover a variety of topics including relationships, making good choices, prevention of human trafficking, and leadership. Sam & Amanda assist with program and curriculum development, facilitator trainings, and implementing the youth programs in various communities throughout South Africa. 

Unlisted > Central Asia:

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Unlisted > Caucasus Region:

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Care Teams. Ministry Partners are sent out from the community and remain an integral part of our community.


Mission. Each Ministry partner has a calling and purpose to reach their context for Jesus.


EOT. Our church has many active and former Ministry Partners that train up and support the next generation of MPs.

Empowered by the HOly spirit

One Spirit. Greater things than He. Heal, Cleanse, Raise. Eagerly desire Prophesy. Come impact with us.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” - Isaiah 6:8


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