Who We are
Bill and Sharon Predovich
Known as “The Mother of Nations,” Pastor Sharon's heart for people has taken her around the world. Since a little girl, her life has been destined to be in service to the Lord. Her experiences in ministry range from President of Women’s Aglow, radio and television ministry, former Principal of King’s Academy in St. Cloud, MN, and co-founder of Resurrection Life Church and World Ministry Center in Eden Prairie, MN. Presently, Sharon and her husband Bill co-pastor Resurrection Life Church and World Ministry Center. She is the founder and President of Women’s International Minister’s Network (W.I.M.N.), which is a global fellowship for licensed and ordained women ministers.
Whether there is a need for deliverance, evangelism, preaching, teaching, prophecy, or apostolic administration, Dr. Sharon is a gifted five-fold minister. She is a pioneer among women ministers, called to the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. Her legacy is one of walking in His Presence, knowing and teaching about the Holy Spirit, flowing in the anointing, and loving people with a heart of great compassion.
Pastor Bill has a heart for people that is contagious. He has been well-equipped in his call to serve the Body of Christ through a variety of secular and ministry-related experiences. His years of experience as a business owner and participant in Full Gospel Businessmen groups give him great insight into marketplace ministry. He also has served in Hope Abounds Counseling Ministries, mens ministries, and alongside multiple para-church outreaches. Pastor Bill's passion for evangelistic ministry is driven by his love for the Lord and his desire to tell others about Him. He says simply, "My goal is to help people fulfill their God-given purpose and plan, walking in overcoming victory." Pastor Bill loves to golf, travel, and hunt pheasant. He was a college football player, a long time football coach, and was recently named to the All-Century Football Team at the University of North Dakota. His favorite Scripture verse is 1 Cor. 15:57 (NKJV): "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Pastors Bill and Sharon have two adult children: Adam (married to Kristen) and Aimee (married to David). They are the proud grandparents of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...6 (SIX!) dear grandchildren.
Assistant Pastor Chris Harken oversees our Prayer and Intercession ministry as well as the RezLife Ministry Institute. She is also involved with the Women's International Ministers' Network (W.I.M.N.). In her early years of walking with the Lord, He gave her revelation of the power of His Word and the power of prayer. These two elements have been her strength. She has had the privelege of ministering God's Word nationally, as well as internationally. Pastor Chris' heart is to come alongside and work with God's leaders to strengthen, encourage, train, and equip them to be more fruitful in establishing God's Kingdom here on earth. She believes this can be done through prayer and the Word of God. Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 127:1.
Pastor Lee Valle is a musician, worshiper, songwriter, organizer, teacher, father, husband, papa and friend. He assists the worship pastor with music, leads worship as needed, assists the senior pastor with men's ministries and ushering and oversees multimedia production. As a project manager for a local company, Pastor Lee is very experienced in time and event management. On the side, he produces music for CD distribution and videos for YouTube. Pastor Lee has ministered on the mission field in the Philippines and Thailand, teaching worship. As a musician, he plays keyboards, bass, drums, and sings. Pastor Lee believes that all things done to the glory of God will be blessed. When done with excellence, the anointing and hand of God on those events can be far stronger, allowing God to move in deeper ways. He is married with two sons and a granddaughter.
Nick Larson has been involved in worship ministry for over ten years and has served as Worship Pastor at Rez Life for the past three, overseeing all worship teams as well as the media department. A graduate of Bethel Seminary (M.Div.), Pastor Nick has a heart to teach and disciple in addition to leading worship. He says, "As I continue to grow in the Lord, I'm finding that the aspects of my faith I considered 'basic' years ago are now the most impactful. So these days I'm all about 'making the main things the main thing,' and this is translating into my role at the church. Themes like the cross, the gospel and the love of God have become central in our music ministry. And, of course, the focus of our worship is always on Jesus Christ."
Pastor Nick taught tennis professionally for a number of years and loves to play sports and work out in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends and writing music.
Nola Beintema is an ordained minister who resides with her husband in Bloomington, Minnesota. She is the mother of two children and also has four grandchildren. Involved in active ministry almost forty years, Nola most recently serves Resurrection Life as Church Administrator.
Nola ministers both nationally and internationally, including ministry trips to nearly thirty countries in the past twenty-five years. She teaches in conferences, seminars, and leadership training schools, with an in-depth understanding particularly in the area of praise and worship.
As a prophetic psalmist, God has used Nola to bring the Word of the Lord to nations and peoples worldwide. She carries a bold anointing that plows and pioneers spiritual climates. She is gifted in flowing with the Holy Spirit and brings congregations into the presence and glory of the Lord.
Nola holds a university BA degree and is also graduated from a two-year Bible college program. Her life verse is Romans 8:28: "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Stephanie Roberts serves as the Children’s Pastor to children ages 12 months through 5th grade. She also works closely with the INterns, who are students in grades 6 through 12. Stephanie loves seeing children learn about their Savior, grow in their passion for Him and experience His presence so they can share with others. She enjoys working with a team of people who desire to minister to children and their families.
Stephanie started at Resurrection Life Church in 2010, when her family moved from California, and she became the Children’s Director in 2013. She and her husband, Brian, live in Carver with their three children.
In her spare time, Stephanie loves to read, spend time with her kids, vacation with the family, cook, homeschool, and visit historical spots. Favorite verse: "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him" (Psalm 127:3).