Ministry Staff
Kevin MacLean

Lead Pastor

Pastor Kevin is thrilled to be joining the body of Christ at TRFEFC as the Lead Pastor. Prior to coming to Thief River Falls, Kevin served as an Elder and Worship Pastor with LifeSpring Community Church (Spring Grove, IL), a church he helped plant in 2010. Before LifeSpring, Kevin served for a year as the interim Worship Leader and Children’s Education Director at Lakeland Church (Gurnee, IL). Kevin is licensed with the EFCA and received his Masters of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He and his wife, Alison, have been married for almost 22 years and have six amazing children: Anna, Nathan, Lily, Sháuna, William and Colin. 

Kent Hudson

Associate Pastor



Kent joined the pastoral staff in June of 2018 as an interim associate pastor and became our associate pastor in 2019.  He has been very active in a variety of lay leadership roles at TRFEFC including senior high youth director, worship leader, and elder (vice chair of elder board) to name a few.  Kent and his wife Janell have two adult children, Erika and Andy (wife Tirzah), and one grandchild, Hadassah. 

Support Staff
Ester Hanson

Administrative Assistant

Kim Schmitke

Care Coordinator

Sarah Dahlin

AWANA Coordinator

Nikki Lee

Nursery & Children's Church Coordinator

Pat Hetland

White Cross Coordinator

Bob Hultgren

Worship Commission

Rob Almquist

Nurture Commission

Kevin Barth

Facilities Commission

John Gallagher

Finance Commission

Ehren Hanson

Discipleship Commission

Mark Schmitke

Outreach Commission

Ron Trontvet

Church Chairman

Thief River Falls Evangelical Free Church

211 Arnold Avenue North

Thief River Falls, MN 56701


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