Lead Pastor Amos Self
Having graduated high school in Staples MN, Amos left for the Marine Corps in 1997 where he was stationed in southern California. Amos and Melodee were high school sweet hearts who finally married each other in 1999. Moving from California to Minnesota in 2001 to attend Bible College, Pastor Amos graduated from North Central University in 2006 as a licensed pastor with the Assemblies of God. He later received his ordination in 2014.
In 2006 Pastor Amos began serving the youth ministry at Wadena Assembly of God.
In 2010 the need arose for a lead pastor at the Verndale Assembly of God so Pastor Amos and Melodee stepped up to the calling of ministering to the small church of less than 20 in the town of 600.
His wife Melodee leads worship and is actively involved in connecting with other women in the church as well as teaching and loving on their three kids.
They have three kids; Paige on the far left, then Miles and Brooke on the far right.
Meet Our Pastors
Childrens' Pastor Kenneth Kjeldergaard
Pastor Kenny graduated high school in 2001 from Long Prairie MN. He started working for a local meat processing plant right away. It didn't take Kenny long to realize that this wasn't for him and he bounced around from job to job for a couple of years.
In 2003 he felt a calling on his life and started purusing his credentialing through Berean School of the Bible, offered on-line through Global University. He worked with Pastor Mike Broberg from Casino Assembly of God, Pillager MN, where he soon fell in love with and married his daughter, Angie.In 2005 he took a job as a part time Children's Pastor in Morris, MN. While working at the church he also worked full time for Superior Industries where he worked his way from shop assembly to inside sales. In 2010 Pastor Kenny received his certificate of ministry with the Assemblies of God.
In 2012 He felt the Lord calling him to full time Children's Ministry. He obeyed that calling and put his name in at the district office to let pastors know he was looking to go to a church as a full time Children's Pastor.
Pastor Amos reached out to him in July 2012 and Pastor Kenny came on staff August 2012.
In April 2013 Pastor Kenny upgraded from a certified pastor to licensed pastor. Finally in 2015 Pastor Kenny has again upgraded to become an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God
They have three kids, Camille (Cami) bottom left, Alexander (Xander) middle top, and Zacharias (Zach) bottom left.