Allen Kjesbo

Allen has served as Lead Pastor since the formation of The Point in 2007. He joyfully served for 25 years in Youth Ministry and is fond of saying “Youth ministry years and dog years are parallel which means I served 175 years in youth ministry!” His passion for service grew out of the transformation he witnessed in the lives of youth and staff when they were invited to serve. He believes that the whole church can be awakened to new spiritual vibrancy through service and is eager to see all ages engage in an externally focused church with an emphasis on service. Allen and Denise have two young adult children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren who bring them great joy!

Lead Pastor
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Joel Fredrikson

Joel is an Associate Pastor at The Point. Born in South Dakota, he spent his teenage years growing up in Wisconsin. He returned to South Dakota and attended USF where he met his wife Traci. Upon graduation from USF Joel took a position as a youth intern and began seminary. He later graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He continued working as a Youth Pastor and Worship Leader in Sioux Falls until he joined the staff at The Point in August of 2015.
Associate Pastor

Denise Muir Kjesbo

Denise finds great joy in walking with people on their spiritual journey whether children, families or adults. She leads Children’s and Family Ministry of The Point and the LIfeServe Groups. Denise leads a “double life” as she also serves as Lead Faculty for the Master of Arts in Children’s and Family Ministry at Bethel Seminary. Her heart for the global mission of God among children has been awakened in recent years and she serves with a passion for outreach and mission both in the local ministry and the global domain. She joins Allen in delighting in their family including two young adult children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Discipleship Pastor
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Apryl Grebner

Apryl Grebner serves as our Church Administrator for “The Point is to Serve.” Her goal is to keep our “wild and wooly” staff organized and moving in the same direction! She coordinates all of our print materials, e-newsletter, and church calendar. Apryl has a heart for service and is a part of our Service Team and sings regularly on our worship team. Apryl’s family includes husband, Lloyce and a granddaughter. Her two adult children and their families round out their family constellation.

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John Kelly

John Kelly is a Sioux Falls native with a passion for worship.  He has received a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Black Hills State University and attended graduate courses in music theory and composition at the University of South Dakota.  John is currently occupied as the Music Director at The Point, along with being a bookkeeper and property manager for Swift Properties.   John also moonlights as a jazz pianist and plays in a rock cover band. John is married with two beautiful girls. John believes that God has given him the talent of music for God’s glory, not his own.  He hopes and prays that his life will bring God glory and honor, and that the worship that comes from him is true.  To lead others in worship is a privilege that he thanks God for.

Worship Leader
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