Our Leaders
Rev. Joel Samuelson
Senior Pastor
Michelle Hintz
Minister of Dicipleship 

Pastor Joel became the senior pastor at House of Prayer in 2021 after serving as the Associate Pastor throughout his career. He is passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with people. He believes that people need to come to church, not to prove their faithfulness, but so they can continue to be reminded how faithful God continues to be in their lives. He enjoys working with youth of all ages and sharing his faith with them. 

Pastor Joel graduated from New London-Spicer High School, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Luther Theological Seminary. His greatest joy in life is being married to his wife Amanda, and being a dad to his daughters Dakota and Eden, and his son Jonah. Pastor Joel has always seen House of Prayer as a church with a "small-town feeling" where everyone cares about each other. One hobby he particularly enjoys is fishing!


Michelle grew up in Bismarck, ND and has been a member of House of Prayer since 1990. She and her husband Kadon have three children: Parker, Owen and Hannah.  Michelle enjoys the outdoors and likes to run, bike, snowshoe, hike, and travel. She also spends a lot of time watching her kids play their sports.  Michelle served as the leader of the children's ministry program at House of Prayer from 2015 to 2021 and helped grow the program to record numbers. In her current role, she serves the members of House of Prayer and the community through faith outreach and collaboration.  Michelle believes that it is such a gift to be able to support others on their faith journey.

Church Council

President: Jarred Roloff
Vice President: Kadon Hintz           
Secretary: Dawn Stave
Treasurer: Keith Zhorela

Council Committees:

Mutual Ministry: Dawn Stave & Amy Erickson
Stewardship: Jarred Roloff & Kadon Hintz
Building & Maintenance: Luke Ingemansen & Reinie Kembel
Personal Relations: Chris Reinicke & Dana Hager