Leaders

We’re pleased to share that Roots has called a new pastor! As we make the transition, we are led by an interim pastor and a transition team from the congregation.

We’d love to get to know you and answer questions or just let me know more about the Roots community. Contact us!

Our New Pastor – T.C. Moore

I’m passionate about seeing lives transformed because my life was rescued by God’s love from gang life when I was a teenager. Since then, I’ve served and led youth, young adults, and families in cities throughout the U.S., from Urbana, IL to New Orleans and from Boston to Los Angeles. In Boston, I graduated from Gordon-Conwell Seminary’s Center for Urban Ministerial Education and started a mentoring program for at-risk youth. In LA, I served as a pastor of a multi-ethnic and multi-socioeconomic congregation that gathers near Skid Row. Wherever God has called me, I have endeavored to use the gifts God’s given me to equip the church for transformative ministry in the local community. I love to preach, write, and I love graphic design. My wife, Osheta, is a gifted writer and podcaster, and she has a new book that just released called “Shalom Sistas,” on everyday peacemaking geared toward women. We have three children, ages 15, 12, and 11. Their names are Tyson, T.J., and Trinity. We love seeing movies, playing board games, and exploring the history and cultures of new cities.

 

Our Interim Pastor – Kara Stromberg

I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, and attended Bethel College and Seminary before serving in a variety of ministry positions, including pastor to youth and families at Roseville Covenant Church, Director of Training at Youth Leadership, adjunct instructor at Bethel Seminary, and occasional speaker for youth retreats. I was ordained as a pastor in the Covenant Church in 2010 and have served as the Director of Children & Family Ministry for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church for the past 5 years. My conference work has been, and will continue to be, part time while I take on this interim role at Roots.

Serving as interim pastor of Roots for this season of transition was an easy yes. My husband and our three kids are members of First Covenant in St. Paul and helped Roots get off the ground 4 years ago. We’ve lived in the Como neighborhood for 16 years and love this community. I hope to see you out shopping for groceries, walking kids to school or running around the lake, and look forward to being a part of the Roots community as your interim pastor.