As a skinny kid, growing up in a small, west coast mill-town, I had a lot of dreams, but being a pastor (let alone in Minnesota!) wasn’t one of them.
But God got ahold of me.
I had to get pretty low, to the point where I couldn’t get up on my own. At 20-years-old, I woke up to God’s real and relentless love for me. Responding to His outstretched hand was the best decision I ever made. It changed my life – and career trajectory – forever.
Nothing gets me up in the morning like the thought of more people waking up to God’s transforming love for them in Jesus Christ. Some of those people already go to our church. Some of them don’t yet. I want Hosanna! to be the best church it can be, so that God’s love can reach those people…people like me.
Maybe like you.
I am extremely blessed to be married to a bright, beautiful woman named Jennifer. We are partners in life and ministry. Together we are raising 3 awesome (and very noisy) young men. And we are grateful to be doing so in the great state of Minnesota!
It won’t take you long to discover that I am an avid sports fan with a particular affinity for teams from the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up.
Nothing stimulates my mind, and cleanses my soul like a good, long run.
I take that back, as an introvert a day alone at a cabin is even more renewing. Solitude with God.
I love Jesus. He saved my soul, and keeps on saving me from myself.
I would like nothing more than the privilege of introducing you to Jesus, or calling you deeper into His love and purpose for you. I believe real life is only found in Him.
When you visit- please come say “hello”.
Ryan Alexander, Lead Pastor