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.
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Amanda Flowers Peterson – Program Director
Amanda manages all of Launch Ministry’s staff and runs all day to day operations for programs. With a passion for cultivating hope during impossible situations and a contagious God-given joy, she desires to see safety and stability redefined in the lives of youth and young adults. You can find her on any given day creatively equipping and edifying our participants and staff while managing what seems like an unending list of tasks. She lives peaceably in Chanhassen Minnesota with her husband Jason, and their two sons, Zephaniah and Zechariah. She graduated from Crown College and Northwestern College with degrees in Biblical Theological Studies and Clinical Psychology.
Grecia Lozano -Drop-In Manager & Outreach Coordinator
Grecia is a Mexican immigrant who is passionate about benevolence, community outreach, and equity. She attended college at St. Thomas University studying Theology and Philosophy. Both through her education and her incredible consecration to Faith has afforded her the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for the Latin Community in the South West Metro Area. Grecia is excited to bring her relational collateral and passion to Launch Ministry. Committing to create safe and stable spaces for all Launch participants. Grecia is a dedicated mother to her daughter Nina and has been an active resident of Chaska, for 18 years.
En Español: Grecia es una inmigrante mexicana apasionada por la benevolencia, el alcance comunitario y la equidad. Asistió a la Universidad de St. Thomas estudiando teología y filosofía. Tanto a través de su educación y su increíble consagración a la fe le ha brindado la oportunidad de convertirse en un poderoso defensor de la comunidad Latina en el área metropolitana del suroeste. Grecia se complace en traer su colateral y pasión relacional para la comunidad Latina para lanzar el Ministerio. Comprometerse a crear espacios seguros y estables para los participantes en el lanzamiento de ESL. Grecia es una madre dedicada a su hija Nina y ha sido una residente activa de Chaska, durante 18 años.
Katie Pierce – Drop-In & Volunteer Coordinator
Katie is a Chaska native with a heart of gold and passion for Jesus. She supervises our Drop-In center volunteers and mentorship program called the ” Adulting Game”. She additionally coordinates any Drop-In tasks and is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for all within our space. She and Grecia partner to be the consistent face our participants see when they engage with Launch Ministry.
Jennifer Welvaert – Administrative Assistant
Jen is our behind the scenes mastermind. With a background in graphic design and years of dedication to church administration, she comes into our environment allowing us to brilliantly represent the hands and feet of Jesus. She ensures that we walk in biblical hospitality and that no gift donated is left without gratitude.