What I do: Currently am a professor at Columbia Bible College where I teach youth ministry. I was a youth pastor for over 25 years including Northview church 1999-2005. I love Youth Ministry.

Spouse: Nancy, whose outer beauty is matched by her inner beauty. I married up big time.

Children: Cody, Luke, Janaya and Mikayla

Education: Kicked out of high school but……..(God is in Control)….. managed to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Religious Education, Grace University, Omaha Nebraska, Masters in Youth Ministry, Trinity Evangelical School, Deerfield, Ill.

Hope and vision for Northview: That Northview would be a church that is centred around Jesus Christ, grounded in the word of God and Spirit driven for His Glory.

A few of my favourite things: Family time, the lake, camping, storage lockers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Green Bay Packers and the Toronto Blue Jays

Favourite preacher: Andy Stanley, John Piper, RA. Tozer, Em Bounds, Max Lucado, Tim Keller, Francis Chan

Favourite quote: “For I am crucified with Christ it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me, the life that I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20

Hometown: Born and raised in Saskatchewan where flat is cool and mosquitoes are wild. I love the prairies.

rfriesen@northview.org

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