Pastor & Staff

Gene & Kristie Thomsen

Lead Pastor and Kidz Zone Lead

Gene began as Pastor of Rice Community Church eight years ago, before having and carrying out a vision to transform the church and it's mission five years later.  Rice Community Church became Bridge Church with a mission to lead people to a life changing encounter with Jesus.  Gene and Kristie have been married for 30 years, raised three children together and now have a son in law as well as a beautiful granddaughter.  Kristie helps coordinate Kidz Zone, and is employed at the St. Cloud VA.  Gene is also the Chaplin of the Rice American Legion.

Linda  & Adam Meemken

Administrative Assistant

Linda is the administrative assistant of Bridge Church as well as coordinator of the Nursery.  Her husband, Adam, volunteers in many different areas including grilling burgers for church BBQ's.  Linda and Adam have been married since 2005, and have three children.  Linda works at Royalton Lumber in Royalton, MN, and Adam works at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Shawn & Sarah Jennings

Worship Leader & Kidz Zone Lead

Shawn is the worship leader at Bridge Church, and his wife, Sarah, is a coordinator of Kidz Zone.  Shawn and Sarah have held these positions for five years.  They have been married for 25 years, and are raising four children together.  Both Shawn and Sarah work for the St. Cloud School District.  Sarah also coordinates Operation Christmas Child for our church.