TCITP Staff 

Jay Jenson

Lead Pastor

Hello! My wife Rochelle and I have been incredibly blessed and happily married since 2006.  We have a beautiful blended family of 6 children.  (3 my biological, 3 Rochelle’s biological, (2 I’ve adopted, and 1 stepson) and we have 6, soon to be 7 grandchildren.  As Lead Pastor, I feel so blessed, honored and privileged to be a part of this amazing body of believers. Please come see and be a part of all that the Lord is doing in and through this precious church.

Jeremy Lanctot

Executive Pastor

“Jeremy accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age 10 and has been active in following Christ ever since. He has been married to his wife, Kelly, for over 30 years. Together, they are committed to their family and God’s ministry. As of year 2020, God has blessed them with 8 children and 6 grandchildren. They are blessed to have many of their children involved in ministry as well. God has given them a heart to rescue the spiritually perishing and dying; minister to the little and the least, the widow and the orphan and with God’s struggling church inside prison walls. They love participating in the work God is doing!!!” 

Eric Schmidt

Associate Pastor | Worship | Youth & Young Adults

Pastor Eric Started in the fall of 2020. Eric and his wife Jessica of 15 years have 4 amazing kids. Eric enjoys spending time with his family, worship, video games, collecting shoes & guitars. His desire is to enter and help others enter into the presence of God.

Austin Arias

Associate Pastor | Creative | Youth

Pastor Austin Started in the fall of 2021. Austin enjoys podcasts, video games, golf, coaching basketball, and anything Minnesota sports. His desire is to raise up and champion people to see everything God has for them.

Gabriel Schmidt

Helps Ministry | Grounds

Gabriel enjoys anything para military, studying of archeological digs that support biblical history,playing video games, and spending time with his daughter. He has a heart for those that others consider too far lost, and to carry the message Christ can redeem anyone.

Our Volunteers

Rochelle Jenson

Pastor Jay's Wife

I am truly honored and blessed to be serving the Lord with my husband Jay. We have been married since 2006 and fall more in love everyday. Between the two of us we have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  Jesus rescued me 2006 from a very dark life of  20+ years of addiction and transferred me into His Kingdom of light. My passion is to help others understand their true identity in a life with Christ, understanding our authority in His death and resurrection and living from a place of victory and confidence! He has given us everything we need to have a fulfilling life full of peace and joy regardless of our circumstances and it is nothing short of AMAZING!!

Jeremy & Kelly Lanctot

Children's Ministry

Jeremy and Kelly Lanctot (lank-toe) have been married over 30 years and are still madly in love…with each other…and Jesus!
Their growing family consists of eight grown children and six  very beautiful, intelligent  grandchildren. They have been working together in ministry their entire married life and their favorite activities include singing and playing instruments, praise and worship, prayer, prison ministry, children’s ministry and many outside activities including hiking and skiing.
 Isaiah 61.

Neil Thielke

Prophetic Ministry 

Neil has been a pastor for 38 years and happily married to Ruth for 41 years. Together they operate a non-profit that feeds HIV/AIDS victims and supports destitute children in Kenya, with Neil annually traveling to Kenya for ministry and audits. Believing that Christians lead normal lives, Neil and Ruth garden, process meat, and make soap. They have lived in Morris for 38 years. Neil is an aficionado of saunas, guiding wilderness canoe trips, wood strip canoes, bow hunting, smoking pork for crowds, and a champion of 1950 International Pickups.
Neil also serves as a chaplain for UFFDA, a disabled bowhunters organization, and Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp a week each year. His passions are mentoring, evangelism, and pastoring.

Sara Wevley

Small Groups

My name is Sara Wevley, I have lived in West Central Minnesota all my life. I am married and have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I gave my life to Jesus at 18 years of age. I love music and doing relationships whether in groups or one on one. I like a good cup of coffee (Nitro) as well as outdoor activities. I enjoy working with and encouraging others in their life's call and passions, whether at home, at church, workplace, or community. My passion is bringing people into the community and walking out beside one another in Christ.

David Henning

Men's Ministry

Tami and David Henning   Before we got married we wanted to live out our new life as believers. 40 years into it we are still growing.Moved to Alexandria in 1996. Have grown children, wonderful daughter in law and 3 awesome grandkids.