Meet our Leadership

Ben Gunderson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ben began serving at Chisago Lakes in May of 2015 as Assistant Pastor. He was called to serve as the Senior Pastor in November of 2020. He was born and raised in Rochester, MN.

Ben earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Northland Baptist Bible College in 2009 and an M.Div from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019.

Pastor Ben and his wife, Autumn, have been blessed with five children: Ellie, Adalyn, Lucy, Hudson, and Cooper.

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Michael Elliott

CCS Administrator

Michael Elliott began serving at Chisago Christian School in July of 2014. Prior to moving to the Minnesota area, he was a teacher and the administrator of a Christian school located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Michael received a B.A. in Music from Cornerstone University and went on to earn a Post-Bachelor Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University. He has seven years’ experience in teaching/administration in Christian Education. Michael is currently working toward a Master’s of Education degree.

Michael and his wife, Laura, have six children: Seth, Jonah, Benjamin, Joshua, Lily, and Russell.

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