Need help? help @ launchministry.org or call 952 – 856 – 0195
Volunteer? Donate? stephanie @ launchministry.org or call 612 – 564 – 0838 or see Get Involved
Chaska Drop In Center hours: Monday to Friday, 2-5pm (see Facebook for changes)
Chaska Drop In Center & Mailing Address: 115 E. 4th St, Chaska MN 55318
Corey Magstadt – Executive Director & Founder
After graduating college with a degree in pastoral ministry, Corey helped begin The River Alliance Church in Chaska, MN. After serving there for 8 years, marrying Lori, having two children, and receiving a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, Corey is excited about the work being done with Launch Ministry. With a heart for the outcast and those that have been left out, Corey desires to see God do amazing things in the lives of homeless and struggling young people in this community.
952-261-4606 – for Launch Supporters
Stephanie Friant – Director of Women’s Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Stephanie joins Launch Ministry with a passion to help others on their unique life and spiritual journeys. With a BA in Politcal Theory/International Relations, Masters of Divinity, and experience in the non-profit, corporate and ministry fields. She feels blessed to be called to walk beside emerging adults as they pursue their goals. Originally from Michigan, Stephanie and her husband, Nick, have lived in Chanhassen since evacuating from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They enjoy raising their two children Carver County and are active in the community. Stephanie volunteers with District 112’s La Academia and is on their church’s board, and Nick coaches the kids’ CCHA hockey teams.
stephanie @ launchministry.org
Interested in Getting Involved? Donating? 612-564-0838
(Please note I work 3/4 time with a flexible schedule.)
Mark McKeever – Mobile Drop In Coordinator and Housing Program Case Manager
Mark comes to Launch from previous years of youth ministry experience as an associate dean in Student Development at Crown College as well as an Area Director with The Youth Investment Foundation/Timber Bay. Mark earned a Master’s Degree from Bethel Seminary, is married to Lorae and they have three sons and three daughters in-law. Mark loves baseball, dark roast coffee, spoiling his grandkids, and hitting the hiking trails with Lorae.
Dan Armstrong – Chaska Drop In Coordinator
Dan comes to Launch Ministry with advanced degrees in theology and special education. He has served as a youth pastor, an associate pastor, and an assistant professor of theology and ethics. He has worked in the field of specialty coffee for over 13 years, and has built coffeehouses for different ministries. For the past 10 years, he has worked in the field of Special Education (Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Autism), and for the past 7 years, he has served on the board of Launch Ministry. His past experiences from the above fields have brought an acute awareness of the depth of suffering that many quietly experience. He has a passion for tiny houses, and his dream is to use them in a way that reflects the heart of God toward those who suffer. His son, Alex, is the love of his life, and is a living reflection of the goodness of God.
Allie Hartmann – Young Adult Advisory Board Intern
Allie Hartmann joined us in October 2017, partnering with Stephanie Friant to launch a formal platform for young adults in our community to make an impact on Launch Ministry and our community as a whole. Allie brings wonderful personal insights, enthusiasm, and organizational skills to the program.
Lori Magstadt – Systems Manager
From growing up in Hong Kong, China, to high school in Iowa, all the world has so far successfully survived her intensity and high spirits. Lori lives a life of extremes, from starting charter schools to the monotonous life of a stay-at-home mom. After six years of higher education, Lori has obtained degrees in teaching Elementary Education, ESL, and Christian Studies, with a minor in English Literature. Lori spends her days staring a databases for a curriculum company, developing curriculum and overseeing staff development at Cologne Academy, singing made up songs about interesting events in a seven-year-old girl’s life and looking up cool things like strep throat bacteria for a very inquisitive nine-year-old boy.
Mike Friesen – Board Member
Mike was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, but, has lived in North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was born and raised in a Christian family and is currently enrolled at Crown College in the Ministry program, scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2013. Mike is an avid tweeter and blogger. He has been an instrumental part of the founding of Launch Ministry and continues to be heavily involved in a variety of ways.