Staff

Pastor Patrick Walker

Pastor Pat was born and raised in Minnesota. He did his undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and five additional years of schooling at Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri. He co-founded and operated a two-doctor clinic in Hastings, Minnesota, for 20 years and also owned and operated a construction company, which is still in his family today.

He has felt the call of God on his life at different times and answered the call to become a Local Licensed Pastor in his mid-1950s. He has served as the lead pastor at Christ Church for the past seven years. He and his wife, Vivian, have been married 40 years and have been blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.

Associate Pastor Asa Tessness

Asa grew up in Hastings, where he graduated high school and participated in many community activities. Asa went on to study Bible and Ministry at Bethel University in St. Paul before being called to work with at-risk youth in North Dakota. Asa came to Christ Church in September of 2018 to work as the Associate Pastor and to launch a brand new worship service that is unlike any other in the area.

Asa likes books (only classics — ask him about the ones you read in high school), hiking and camping, playing music, and watching football with his family. Asa is passionate about meeting new people and hearing their stories. Contact him at any time if you have a good one for him!