MEET OUR STAFF
DREW & CHRISTI BECKER | Lead Pastors
Pastors Drew and Christi Becker are Lead Pastors and founders of Freedom Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Their vision is to plant multiple Kingdom-minded churches in the region, reach the lost, and equip God’s people to do effective ministry. They have personally ministered in over 50 churches seeing many people come to freedom in Christ- body, soul, and spirit.
Drew grew up in Aberdeen and received his call to ministry at age 15. He was an Associate Pastor for almost nine years at New Life Worship Center in Beulah, ND. He also traveled for six years as an Evangelist. Drew is licensed with the Assemblies of God.
Christi grew up in Beulah, ND, where she received her call to ministry at age 10, the same summer Drew was called by God. She is a graduate of Trinity Bible College (Ellendale, ND) and is also licensed with the Assemblies of God.
Drew & Christi reside in Aberdeen and enjoy spending time with their four beautiful children, as well as their pet hamster and parakeet.
CLARK AND JENNIFER AUDISS | Webster Campus Pastors
Clark and Jennifer Audiss are the newest addition to our ministry team here at Freedom Church, where they serve as the Campus Pastors for Webster. Clark grew up on the family farm near Dallas, South Dakota and received the call to ministry at age 14. He graduated from Sunshine Bible Academy and went on to attended Trinity Bible College where he met Jennifer. Jennifer grew up in Tomah, Wisconsin, attended Crossroads Christian Academy and also attended Trinity Bible College.
Together, they love to share how the truth of God’s Word can transform lives today, and they are intent on reaching out to you and your family. They invite you to hang out with them in Webster and let God’s family warm your heart with genuine care and friendly smiles. At the same time they will strengthen your relationship to God and others through practical Bible Studies, dynamic small groups, and times of just plain family fun. You won’t want to miss what Pastor Clark and Jennifer can add to the growth of your spiritual life.
JONI CLARK | Freedom Family Life Leader, Aberdeen
Joni Clark spends most of her time in Pastoral Care Ministries. She cares for the Freedom Family in times of crisis, walks people through emotional hurt and encourages the body to grow daily in their walk with Christ. Joni's ministry is based heavily on simply sharing the Love of Christ with those who call Freedom Church their home and helping them grow into the people God has called them to be.
Along with her husband, Jason, Joni also leads our Transformation Ministry. The Transformation Ministry encompasses our Healing Teams/Rooms, Prayer Servant Ministry and Sozo Team. Jason and Joni are outgoing, people-oriented leaders with true servant hearts. You will often find them in the middle of an event working hard and having fun.
Joni was born and raised in small town, Hecla South Dakota. Jason and Joni fell madly in love in high school, so they together attended South Dakota State University. There they finished school, got married and started their family. In 2004, the Clark family moved to Aberdeen, SD and a few years stumbled upon Freedom Church. Jason got saved at Freedom Church's first service in 2006 and has been serving the body every since. After several years in the medical field, Joni found that God was calling her to serve Freedom Church in a greater way. Joni joined the team as an Office Administrator before becoming a Life Leader. Jason and Joni are a vital part of Freedom Church's growth and body.
ANDREW GRANDPRE | Worship Leader, Aberdeen
Andrew Grandpre was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After graduating from Central High School, He went on to earn his Bachelors in Music Education from Northern State University. Andrew was first called to ministry at age 15 when He began leading worship for His local church youth ministry. Since then He has led worship for numerous youth ministries, been on staff at a couple of churches in the Aberdeen area, and been a guest worship leader at many camps, conferences and special events.
He and his wife, Charlotte, met while in college as they were both studying music composition. They love to write, record, and perform music together and can often be seen leading worship together. When not at work, they love to relax together with their two-year old daughter and go exploring new areas.
Andrew has a passion for seeing lives changed through the powerful presence of God, through dynamic times of worship. He believes in engaging both spirit and truth in every act of worship, just as Jesus taught in John 4:23, and in living out a life of worship, just as Paul taught in Romans 12. With over a decade of education experience, teaching in both schools and private studio, Andrew is excited to be bringing comprehensive worship training and equipping to Freedom Church, as the church continues to raise up new worshipers and worship leaders.
TYLER & CHRISTY ANN MEDLEY | Youth Directors, Aberdeen
Tyler traveled up to the Midwest from the South to finish his bachelor's degree at Trinity Bible College and to play a few more games of football. He and Christy Ann met at Trinity in a computer lab and decided they couldn't live without each other. The Medleys were the first couple to get married in Freedom Church's new building. The Medleys were faithful volunteers that Pastor Drew saw potential in. Tyler and Christy Ann were hired as Youth Directors for Freedom Church in the summer of 2017. Freedom youth are excited to have passionate leaders, powerful examples of Christianity and enthusiastic teachers of God's Word. Tyler and Christy Ann lead the youth into God's presence with integrity, energy and authenticity and carry a big vision for the youth of Freedom.
DIANE LEHR | Office Administrator, Aberdeen
Diane Lehr was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD. She moved to Minneapolis in 1980. She attended Spiritual Life Bible College (affiliated with Northwestern Bible College). Diane served on the staff of three churches in the Minneapolis area. She taught in Spiritual Life Bible School, wrote curriculum, headed up women's ministry, let small groups, and taught junior high Sunday school. Diane has traveled on mission trips to 10 different countries on short-term missions, and spent three months in the Philippines.
Today Diane enjoys spending time with many nieces and nephews, cooking, trying new restaurants (especially hole-in-the-wall places), reading, and serving people. She is excited to be back in Aberdeen and be a part of what is happening at and through Freedom Church. Diane serves Freedom Church by overseeing the Hospitality Team, doing lots of behind the scenes administrative duties and by building a Training Center, what will soon be Freedom School of Ministry. Freedom Church would not look as good as it does without all the work that Diane does when no one is looking. We so appreciate Diane's heart and love for Freedom Church!
JEWEL BRUZELIUS | Accounting Administrator, Aberdeen
Jewel was born and raised in small town, Beulah North Dakota. Raised as a pastor's kid, Jewel was introduced to ministry at an early age. After high school, her adventurous spirit lead her to attend Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry in Redding, California. There she learned to honor her gifts, walk confidently in her identity and to host the Presence of God. She returned to the Midwest to begin taking college courses. She is currently working to complete her Business degree at Northern State in Aberdeen. Jewel works diligently in the background at Freedom Church to sure all the details are in place. Jewel recently married the man of her dreams, Josiah. Together they enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends and traveling to new places.