Doug and Peggy Vagle

Lead Pastor

Doug and Peggy love God, love people, and love life…The last 10+ years has been the greatest adventure of their lives as they have watched God grow The Waters Church from a dozen people and a trailer of equipment into what it has become today! God really has done immeasurably above and beyond anything they could have ever imagined. They have 3 children, Abby, Nat, and Sophia. They also have two dogs named Gus and Gracie. They love hanging out with each other, their kids…friends and family!

Jeff and Abby Olson

Executive Pastor

Jeff and Abby have been a great addition to our staff. They have four daugthers Elisia, Lydia, Callie, and Avery. They both have a passion to see God bring hope to common, everyday people like themselves.

Rachel Koubsky

Executive Pastor

Rachel joined The Waters team in 2008.  In 2015, she married the man of her dreams, adding Nick to the team!  Rachel and Nick have a heart to develop and connect ministries throughout the church all in an attempt to help people know Christ and grow in their faith.  Whether this is kids, students, life groups, serving roles, leadership teams or beyond– they want to be intentional to create environments and strategies for God to work and transform lives in our community and at The Waters.

Sarah Eichers

Associate Pastor

Sarah and her husband Dan love being a part of all that happens at The Waters, along with their kids (Cohl, Jessica, Patrick and David). Sarah’s background in early childhood education pairs with her love for sharing Christ with kids and their families in our Nursery/PreK program.

Ben Snyder

Worship Pastor

Ben joined The Waters staff in 2018. Ben and his wife Rachel have been worship leaders since 2015. They have a beautiful daughter, Vivienne, who was born in 2017. Ben and Rachel have a passion for leading people in the presence of God with a heart to see authentic biblical worship.

Jake Hemmesch

Youth and Young Adult Pastor

Jake and his wife Ashley joined the team in the Summer of 2017. Jake attended Fort Myers Masters Commission in Fort Myers, FL for Pastoral Leadership. Afterwards, Jake started his own company (320 Creative) doing graphics and web design. Ashley is a RN at St. Cloud Hospital and loves her job! They both love to travel and explore.

Luke Majerle

Youth Pastor

Luke and his wife, Sarah, joined the team in 2017. They dated through high school and college before getting married in August 2017. A graduate of North Central University, Luke is excited to minister to the next generation in the Sartell area. He has a passion to help students discover the calling and purpose God has for their lives.

Jake Nelson

Youth Pastor

Jake joined the team in Fall of 2018 after graduating from North Central University. Born and raised in Sartell, Jake has a passion for this community and helping students and their families grow in their relationship in Christ.

Vern and Mary Lathe

Seniors Pastor

Vern & Mary moved into the area in 2019. They have served in ministry for over 50 years and are very excited to connect with other seniors here at The Waters and in this community.