Kevin’s passion is summed up in the words of Isaiah 26:8; “Your name, O Lord, even Your renown is the desire of my soul”.
Pastor Walzak’s desire is that we, as the body of Christ, would strive together to become the kind of church described in the Bible: one with relevant teaching, heartfelt worship, authentic friendships, saturated with prayer, expressing compassion and care for those in need.
His goal for the Mountain Lake Christian and Missionary Alliance Church body is for there to be genuine and contagious Christianity, that can influence and encourage the whole community and beyond.
Kevin and Linette have six children and 8 grandchildren
Music and Media Pastor
Ricardo Renteria is our Music and Media Pastor at Alliance Church. His desire is that the church can worship God through music and song and that they can experience God's manifest presence every time we get together and praise our Savior!
He grew up in different places of the United States. He finished high school in Mexico City where he married his wife Miriam. He has been involved in worship ministry since he was 10 years old! Ricardo, Miriam and their two girls, Abi and Cristy, have lived in Mountain Lake since 2010. Miriam is the Spanish teacher at Mountain Lake Christian School, where their girls attend.
Ricardo oversees the music ministry as well as the areas of sound and media. All of these that are an important part of our worship services.
Director of Children's Ministry
Petra Montagne is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Alliance Church. Her vision for children’s ministry is to encourage children to develop a deep relationship with the Lord that grows and strengthens throughout their lives. She is passionate about children building connections with one another as well as with their community.
Petra grew up in Mountain Lake and after receiving her Elementary Education from MNSU, taught four years at various grade levels west of the Twin Cities. She recently returned to Mountain Lake with her husband Jared and their two children, Theo and Emmeline. Jared works as an HVAC installer and electrician at St. James Electric.
Colleen Johnson is our Office Administrator. It is her great pleasure to try to ensure that the church runs smoothly by providing communication that is always open and available to church staff and the entire congregation. She has a passion for keeping people connected with God and with each other. Along with her personal passion for prayer ministry, she enjoys the creative elements of working on all the church communications that come through the office on a weekly basis.
Colleen grew up in Mountain Lake and moved back to the community in 2001. She has both a Bible and an Elementary Education degree from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. She has also attended Minnesota State University, Mankato for further study in the communications field. Colleen has taught at the local Christian and Public Schools and held the position of Children’s Ministry Director before taking her current role as Office Administrator in late 2016.
Colleen is married to Doug and has three adult children; Jonathan and wife Mariah, Joanne, and her husband Connor and Jason. Plus a beautiful granddaughter Harper. Doug is employed at Toro Manufacturing. If you would like to follow her blog click HERE