Our Pastor - Mark Bellows
Our Pastor
Hope Community Church
I was raised in an unchurched family and
became a believer at the age of 18 through the
an active four year involvement with CCC at
Mankato State University, I attended Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago.  Years
of pastoral experience at Hope Community and
Department sensitized me to the depth of pain
and hurt in people's lives.  Therefore, I returned
to school at Adler' Graduate School of
Psychology and Bethel Seminary to pursue a
Marriage and Family Therapy license.  I gained
additional counseling experience with the
Dakota County Systemic Family Therapy team.
I believe that there is an emptiness and woundedness
in people's lives which is symbolized by the partial
outline of the heart in our church logo.  At Hope
Community we believe that the hurting heart can be
healed by the Living Hope.