Meet Our Team

EHC Pastors, Staff, & Elders
Our Pastors

Bruce Konold


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Bruce has been with Eagan Hills since 1992. His life verse is James 1:22, and his hope for EHC is: For God’s Spirit to use God’s Word to transform God’s people. Education: B. A. Moody Bible Institute, M.A. Bethel Theological Seminary, ThM and PhD (candidate) The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ayrica Ash

Pastor of Children’s Ministry

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Ayrica started on staff at Eagan Hills in January 2005. Her favorite verse is 1 John 3:1. Ayrica’s hope for the children of EHC is that they will grow in their love and knowledge of God and become followers of Jesus. Education: MA in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary; MBA in Marketing from University of Saint Thomas; BA in Marketing from Iowa State University.

Bob Damon

Pastor of Adult Ministry 

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Bob started attending EHC in 2008 and joined the staff in 2012. His life verse is Galatians 2:20, and his hope for EHC is to be an exceptional church community, raising up leaders, laughing and praying and worshiping, and living in such a way that people would come to know God (see John 17). Education: B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Minnesota Bible College in Rochester, MN, and M.A. in Church Leadership from Hope Int’l University in Fullerton, CA.

Ariel Zink

Pastor of Worship Arts 

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Ariel Zink graduated from Luther College in 2010 with a BA in Music Education and joined the staff in 2016. His hope for EHC is: to train faithful worship leaders that magnify the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit by skillfully combining God’s Word with music, motivating the gathered church to proclaim the gospel, cherish His presence, and live for His Glory. Ariel and his wife Breanna have 3 children, Haven, Leo, and one on the way. His favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God”.

Eric Lashbrook

Pastor of Student Ministry – Middle School

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Eric joined the EHC staff in 2017. His favorite verse is Ephesians 2:10, and his desire is to see students from birth to adulthood glorifying God in worship and everyday life. Education: B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Moody Bible Institute.

Jimmy Sourile

Pastor of Student Ministry – High School 

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Jimmy has been with EHC since 2014. His life verse is Galatians 1:10, and his hope for EHC is: That we will produce disciples that will spread the hope of Jesus to Eagan and around the world. Education: B.A. Pastoral Leadership from Crown College.

Kimberlee Xiong

Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry

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Kim joined the EHC staff in 2016. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Her hope for EHC is that the children know how much Jesus loves them and that they share that love with others. Kim graduated from Crown College in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Child and Family Ministry.

Zach Freitas

Associate Pastor of Adult Ministry

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Zach has been on staff at EHC since 2015. He works primarily with young adults (18-30), but also assists with Adult Ministry. His favorite verse is Mark 9:35, and his hope for EHC is: that we make disciples that make disciples. Education: B.A. History from Crown College, M.A. Theological Studies from Liberty University Theological Seminary.
Our Staff

Lynn Hanson

Administration Assistant

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Lynn has been going to church here since 1986 (before it was Eagan Hills!), and has been on staff since 2002. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, and her hope for EHC is: to spread the Gospel. Education: B.A. in Education

Rick Deangelo

Facility Administrator 

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2 years Architectural Tech., 40 years School of Hard Knocks. Rick joined the EHC staff in 2009. His favorite Bible verse is 1st. Peter 4:10, and his hope for EHC is that each of us develop a successor that will continue the good work that has been started by the Founders of this body

Elizabeth Schmidt

Finance & Human Resources

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Elizabeth joined the staff full-time in May of 2016 working with the finances and human resources. Her life verse is John 3:30 and her hope for EHC is that we would glorify God above all else, and make Him known. Education: B.S. Business Administration, Minor in Human Resources from Crown College.

Sarah Konold

Worship Arts Assistant

Tom Gehring


Our Elders

Sam Helgerson (chair), Joel Anderson (vice-chair), Mark Acker (secretary), Dean Smith (treasurer), Tom Braman, Bruce Konold, & Ed White