Stan Weese, Senior Pastor
Stan has been the pastor of North Center since January, 1989, moving here from Maryland, where he had pastored a church for 10 years. His passion is to lead North Center to fulfill its vision to glorify God through making disciples.
Stan has a M.A. in Bible and a M.S. in counseling psychology. As an undergraduate he had a double major in Bible and in secondary education. Stan taught high school English and psychology classes for five years.
Some of Stan’s favorite things are reading (especially historical biographies), watching Twins and Vikings games, and golfing (even though he’s terrible). In the summer he enjoys his Sunday afternoon drive with his wife, Carol, along the “chain of lakes,” concluding with watching the “Improv in the Park” at Lake Harriett. In the winter he and Carol enjoy their Friday night outings to the discount theater.
Stan and Carol have a daughter, Amie, and a son, David, two granddaughters, Emma and Grace, and twin grandsons, James and Joshua.
Abbey Abresch, Worship Minister
Abbey is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN with a major in Elementary Education and minor in Biblical Studies. She has been involved in music ministries in a variety of Christian communities including Buffalo Covenant Church (Buffalo MN), Northwestern College (St Paul, MN), New Hope Church (New Hope, MN), and North Center Baptist Church (Brooklyn Park, MN). Abbey has also been involved in leading worship at camps, retreats, and other special events. She gets most excited about helping others and serving fellow believers in any way that’s needed. Abbey is glad to feel called to serve in the community at North Center.
Eileen Deelstra, Administrative Assistant
Eileen has been the Administrative Assistant at North Center since April, 1986. She and her husband, Larry, have been Brooklyn Park residents since 1970 and have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Eileen enjoys quilting and reading books by Karen Kingsbury.