meet pastor josh

lead pastor of imagine church

Pastor Josh Christenson serves as the Church Planter and Lead Pastor of Imagine Church. He has worked in full-time ministry since 2003 and brings a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative approach to ministry. Josh attended Rochester Community College and Crown College where he was a member of both respective basketball teams. He worked full-time as a camp program director at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville, MN from 2003-2007, and spent 2007-2015 as the Senior High Youth Pastor at Grace Fellowship in Brooklyn Park, MN. In 2012 he was named Youth Pastor of the Year by the Crown Alumni Association. He and his wife Daphne were married in 2005 and have 2 boys. Josh is a passionate speaker and communicator and has enjoyed speaking at conferences, camps, and retreats. He is a huge and dedicated sports fan. He can be heard loudly cheering for his beloved Golden Gopher (#SkiUMah #RowTheBoat #GoGophers) on weekends and will find any excuse to be on the golf course.

Pastor Joshs favorites

Movie — Threat Level Midnight

Vacation Spot — San Diego to golf in the winter

Season — Summer, "one of the best parts about living in this state"

Book — Crazy Love by Francis Chan

T.V. Show — The Office

Sport — Basketball, Golf

Game — Settlers of Catan

Verse — "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us" — Romans 5: 3-5

the christensons

Josh and his wife Daphne have been married since 2005 and have two boys. Daph enjoys being a 'boy mom' and their house is in a constant state of movement and action. They have a deep love of sports, cooking, and doing all things boy related.