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Founding and Lead Pastors

Mike & Rhonda Bartolomeo

With over thirty years of ministry leadership experience, Pastors Mike and Rhonda are passionate about the local church. Pastor Mike is a dedicated leader within our congregation and also a respected speaker both locally and internationally. Rhonda serves as Executive Pastor and loves serving our Harvest family.

Mike and Rhonda have three grown children and now love the world of grandchildren who call them Capo and Nona. 


Beyond their roles in ministry, Mike and Rhonda  are lifelong learners, enjoy traveling, spending time in the gym, hiking, and taking every moment they can with family.

Both are graduates of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX.  Mike continued his education at Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and has earned a:

  • Master of Biblical Studies

  • Doctorate of Theology & Ministry

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our leaders
Executive Assistant

Angie Ellis

Angie brings passion and precision to the heart of Harvest. With an eye for detail and a commitment to seamless communication, she ensures that things flow smoothly, offering her support wherever needed. She is an invaluable asset to our team.

Angie is driven by a genuine love for learning, connecting with members, and inspiring others on their spiritual journeys. She finds fulfillment in encouraging individuals to seek God, a mission deeply rooted in the impactful role Harvest has played in her own life.

She is happily married to RJ and they are the proud parents of Miles.

Angie extends her passion for encouragement into the realms of faith and health/fitness, particularly in her love for cycling. Whether exploring new places or teaching others the joy of riding, Angie embraces the outdoors, enjoying the diverse seasons of Minnesota and embarking on travel adventures.

In her spare time, Angie channels her creativity into journaling and crafting messages/devotions. Her educational background includes a:

  • B.A. in Natural Science from the College of St. Benedictt.

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Worship & Tech Lead

Kaitlyn Goergen

Kaitlyn has proudly grown up at Harvest.  She has a deep love for Jesus and the local church. This love drives her passion for creating meaningful and transformative worship experiences. She is dedicated to helping individuals discover and utilize their God-given gifts in their daily lives, fostering a community where the Holy Spirit can move and lives can be changed.

In addition to her worship leadership, Kaitlyn finds joy in musical pursuits, spending time playing the piano or guitar and exploring new songs that resonate with her heart. Her love for the creative process extends to the kitchen where she loves to try new recipes and the outdoors, where she enjoys exploring whenever possible.

Kaitlyn's commitment to her craft is complemented by her educational background, holding an A.A. in Business from Alexandria Technical and Community College.


With a heart set on creating an atmosphere where the church can boldly enter into the presence of God, Kaitlyn brings a blend of skill, passion, and spirituality to our church.

Children's & Media Lead

Leigh Winter

With over 12 years of experience in the daycare business and a commitment to homeschooling her children since 2020, Leigh is deeply passionate about fostering a strong foundation of faith within the families and children our local church serves. Recognizing the vital role of the home in shaping future world changers, she believes in the supportive influence of the local church.


Leigh and her husband, Tom, take pride in their roles as parents to Hannah, Peyton, Sydney, and Cooper. Beyond her family, Leigh actively engages with the youth and contributes to the worship team. When not immersed in church activities, the Winters can be found exploring Minnesota's bike trails during the summer or embarking on day trips to state parks, reveling in the beauty of God's creation.


A dedicated advocate for showcasing the family atmosphere at Harvest, Leigh enjoys providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our community on our social media platforms.

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Julie Cottington

Julie's expertise in accounting has been a blessing to Harvest since its inception. With over thirty years of experience in the field, Julie has served various organizations, ranging from large corporations to locally owned businesses and nonprofit entities.


Married to the epic Jack, Julie is a proud mother of two sons, Cris and AJ.


Beyond her professional commitments, Julie is a lifelong learner who actively engages in the growth opportunities provided by Harvest to deepen her relationship with the Lord. In her leisure time, Julie finds joy in spending quality moments with family and friends. She also seizes many opportunities to travel.


Julie's academic journey includes a:

  • B.A. in Accounting from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

  • M.B.A. from St. Thomas University, Saint Paul, MN

  • J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN development.

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Youth Leads

Leigh Winter
Kaitlyn Goergen
Kelsey Brown
Kevin Brown
RJ Ellis

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