What to Expect

The signs on the street will point you in the right direction to the school parking lot. You’ll be greeted at the door with a smile, and the coffee and snacks will be out, because that’s what we do in these parts when we get together. Parents can sign in their children (ages birth – grade 5) at "The Treehouse" for age-appropriate lessons and activities.


We conduct the service in the gym and it usually lasts about an hour. There’s an opening song to gather together by, a welcome and an announcement or two to keep everyone informed of upcoming events, and a Bible teaching that ends in a challenge to help build your faith.


Dress is casual. Some come more dressed up, while others wear jeans and t-shirts.


We hope you'll join us! 



Keep scrolling down to "meet" some of us now...

Meet some of us...

  • Will

    Will is one of our volunteers in The Treehouse Kids' Ministry.


    "Jesus lives. I couldn't imagine my life without Jesus, and the peace and joy He's brought me."

  • Tyler

    Tyler is involved with our worship team and sound and set-up crew.


    "I love helping out any way I can. I love seeing how God uses us no matter where we are."

  • Karlaya

    Karlaya sings on the worship team, helps with set-up and is a member of Branches' leadership team.


    "I'm an artist. I like to make 2-D art."

  • Billy

    Billy sings on the worship team, is a greeter, and helps with set-up each week.  Listen for his rumbly bass voice next time he sings!


    "I'm just a simple farm boy from Iowa."

  • Carrie

    You may see Carrie volunteering at the Treehouse Kids' Ministry check-in table. She also teaches in the Sprouts area (part of our kids' ministry).


    "Religion has always been a part of my life, but only in the last few years have I realized what was missing was a relationship with God. My life, my connections with people at Branches and my community have so enriched and strengthened my relationship with God. I'm thankful every day for such awesome blessings."

  • JoAnn and Tanya

    Friends JoAnn and Tanya serve on the hospitality team and get all the goodies ready on Sunday mornings. Yum!


    "We love to go kayaking, so come see us if you'd ever like to try it!"

  • Joanie

    Hers is one of the smiling faces you'll see when checking kids into The Treehouse area.


    "I'm a people person, so I love the variety of people at Branches and how real we all are."

  • David and Dani

    David and Dani are both teachers in Menomonie, on Branches' leadership team, and leaders in BYG (Branches Youth Group).


    David: "I enjoy doing woodworking out of my garage, building furniture. My other hobbies are snowboarding and fishing. If you want to go fishing, I'm in!"


    Dani: "I love coffee! If anyone wants to go for coffee, I'm in! We also like working on projects together."

  • Clint and Maddie

    Clint and Maddie work with the Young Adults group, set-up on Sundays, and Maddie takes care of babies in Buds (nursery).


    "We like Branches because it puts God and people first. Clint enjoys the outdoors. Maddie enjoys the indoors. We work with kids. Indoors and outdoors."

  • Ken and Pat

    Ken and Pat serve on our leadership team and pastored several churches for over 30 years.


    "We enjoy helping out with hospitality (treats on Sundays). We also like cooking and baking together." 

  • Donell

    Hello to Donell!  She sings and plays the keyboard on the worship team.


    "Being a wife and mother of five is great, but being a grandma is an unspeakable joy!"

  • Richard and Jeri Ann

    Richard and Jeri Ann are members of our lead team and work with couples as marriage mentors.


    "We love life and we love marriage."

  • Wes

    Wes volunteers in The Treehouse Kids' Ministry and with set up and take down (and anywhere else help is needed).

  • Veronica and Emily

    Meet Veronica and Emily! This mom/daughter team help out with our babies in the Treehouse Children's Ministry.


    Veronica - "I love working with children, so Branches Buds (nursery) is a great fit."


    Emily - "I love being outside with my horses and making new friends."

  • Luke

    A member of our worship team, Luke plays both the guitar and keyboard. This talented musician just recently started playing the bass, and he rocks!


    "Music expresses what words cannot."

  • Aaron

    Aaron plays drums on our worship team and he and his wife, Karlaya, are also on Branches lead team.

  • Ron

    Ron serves on our lead team and helps out with whatever is needed. He's a life-long Menomonite and is keeping busy these days working on his cabin on Shell Lake.

  • J.D.

    J.D. is retired from law enforcement and is now a truck driver. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, spending time with his kids and grandkids, and singing on the worship team. He's married to Debra and they spend winters in Arizona.


    "I love the Lord."

  • Alec and Adam

    Meet Alec and Adam. Both of these brothers volunteer on our tech crew.

  • Gloria

    Gloria is one of our lead team members and also serves in hospitality--everything she bakes is crazy good! She loves spending time with people, especially her husband Ron, her kids, and her grandkids.

  • Debra

    Debra serves on our hospitality team and helps provide us with all sorts of goodies! She wanted to let us know that she's never been accused of being shy, so stop and chat with her some time!

     

    "I am truly blessed in the family of Branches. By service to my neighbors, I am witness to the growing faith and conviction of fellowship in our community."

  • Jared, Patrick & Lisa

    You'll see their smiling faces many Sunday mornings when they greet you at the church door! Patrick teaches high school chemistry/physics; Lisa works in home health care; and Jared j high school. They love camping. They are also Minnesota sports fans - Vikings, Twins, and the Wild.

  • Blair

    Say hello to Blair, who works as an appraiser, is married to Donell and has five children. Ask Blair to show you a pic of his new grandson!


    P.S. He's also a Minnesota Vikings fan.


    "I enjoy how Pastor Mike makes coming to church worth it by sharing his heart."

  • Amber and Carrie

    Meet Amber and Carrie! You'll meet this mom and daughter some Sundays at the door when they volunteer as greeters.


    Carrie is a mom to five kids and a grandma (hard to believe!) to 1 and a half grandkids! She loves reading and cats.


    Amber is also a cat lover who enjoys dancing, but not necessarily WITH her cats! She and her sister are homeschooled.

  • Eli

    Say hello to Eli! He's been doing a great job playing bass on the worship team.

  • Karen

    Meet Karen!


    "I'm eternally grateful to God for letting me be a farmer, even on a small scale. I always feel closest to Him in the barn and in the garden."