LifePoint Staff

  • Ben Northcutt, Senior Pastor

    For the last 15 years, Ben and his family have sought to daily follow Jesus by making disciples who make disciples. A church-planting pastor by trade, Ben is excited to come alongside LifePoint as Senior Pastor. Ben received his Masters in Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as his PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Husband and father of four, Ben and his family love being with people and enjoying all that our community has to offer. 

  • Bruce Anderson, Associate Pastor of Seniors and Community Outreach

    Bruce Anderson grew up in St. Louis Park. After graduating from Bethel College and Seminary he served Converge churches in Grand Rapids MN where he was ordained in 1967. He was on the staff at Trinity Baptist, now LifePoint, from 1969 to 1973. He also Pastored in Fergus Falls MN, Yankton SD, Chamberlain SD, and Sioux Falls SD. He served as a volunteer Police Chaplain for forty years. Bruce and his wife Alice have been married for 58 years and recently moved to Roseville. They live at Eaglecrest Senior Living Community on Snelling Ave. They have three sons, 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. They all live in the Twin City area. He joined the staff at LifePoint as Associate Pastor to Seniors and Community Outreach November 1, 2018

  • Anne Mickelson, Director of Family Ministries

    Anne oversees the family ministries at LifePoint.  This includes children, youth, college students, and parents/caregivers.  She received her Bachelor Degree in Children’s/Youth Ministry in 2007 and her Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Pastoral Care from Bethel Seminary in 2012. Prior to joining the staff at LifePoint, she served as the Family Life Pastor at Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. Anne is passionate about investing in kids and their families, growing ministries, and cultivating relationships. She is excited for what God has in store for the kids and families at LifePoint! Outside of church ministry, Anne loves volunteering in the local elementary school, and exploring the city with friends. 

  • Rebecca Plunkett, Director of Worship Ministries

    Rebecca is a native Minnesotan who has a heart for community, music and Worshipping Jesus. She studied music at the University of Northwestern St. Paul and graduated with her Bachelors in 2013. Though her main instrument in the violin, she also plays piano, guitar, and some ukulele, and loves using her gifts to teach others as well as lead worship. She lived in Ireland for two years serving as the Worship Coordinator for her local church. There she learned more about leading worship in an international setting and developed a love for heart-filled worship. As well as leading worship, she loves teaching violin, running, playing tag rugby, playing in pit orchestras, and exploring new areas. Her goal at LifePoint Church is to cultivate an environment where everyone can worship God in spirit and truth and be filled up so they can go about their weeks overflowing with God’s love.

  • Renee Nelson, Office Administrator

    Renee has been LifePoint's Office Manager for over 15 years. She and her husband Mark have three daughters and two sons-in-law, and one adorable little grandson, and live in the Lino Lakes area. When not at work, she enjoys reading, Sudoku puzzles, and time with her family. Her goal for ministry: to support the pastoral staff so things run smoothly.

  • Rod Larson, Business Manager

    Rod is retired but manages to keep part time office hours at LifePoint as the business manager.  After serving as a pastor in two churches, Rod worked as a technical instructor at Thompson Reuters for twenty years.  An early retirement enabled him to work as a software engineer at Bethel University for seven more years.  Rod is "gramps" to five grandchildren and enjoys watching them grow, play sports, and develop their individual creative outlets.  When he is not in the office, Rod can be found working on the latest project in his woodshed.  Rod and his wife Gwen like to travel, serve as volunteers and just relax at a cabin in Wisconsin.  

  • Joe Stodola, Building & Grounds Manager

    Joe says, "If I’m not being noticed, then my job is being done right." He’s a St. Paul native, and before coming to LifePoint, worked as an independent courier and contractor. He is married to Tam, who works as a nurse. Joe has two daughters and two sons and like many Minnesotans, enjoys camping and fishing. His goal for ministry: to have the buildings and grounds kept in an orderly and pleasing manner so ministries run smoothly and people feel welcome in the church.