Josh Hanson, Youth & Worship Pastor @ AEFC
Pastor Josh Hanson grew up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis in Blaine, Minnesota. His family are long time members of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Fridley, Minnesota. He graduated from Spring Lake Park High School in 2006. His first year out of high school, Josh went on a six month mission with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) to Germany, Curaҫao (Caribbean), and Colombia, South America. Hearing a call to Youth Ministry while with YWAM, Josh attended Anoka Ramsey Community College, Crossroads Bible College and finally Northwestern College to pursue a Youth and Family Ministry degree. Josh has served in a youth ministry, in some capacity, for the last eleven years. His first full time Youth/Worship position was in Newfolden, Minnesota in 2014. He served for three years at Newfolden Evangelical Free Church, then moved to marry his wife Brooke. God placed an interim youth pastor position in his lap for his one year in Fargo, North Dakota at Salem Evangelical Free Church. His plan is to be in youth ministry, in some capacity, long after he becomes old and irrelevant. Pastor Josh and his wife Brooke have a very energetic dog who loves to run. They enjoy walking in state parks and being out in God’s beautiful nature!