Justin is a native of Minnesota but has lived in various parts of the country and finally settling back in his home state in 2003. While living in other parts of the country, he was introduced to God and the Gospel through Young Life where he soon became a volunteer leader in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he went to college.
In college he met his wife Sarah and also began working the Navigators campus ministry. Justin then came on staff with the Navigators two years following graduating where he focused on discipling students, leadership development, and evangelism on campus.
Justin joined the staff of Eastridge in 2013 as Associate Pastor. He lives in Lakeside with his wife Sarah and son Jude. Justin is currentlyattending seminary at Bethel in St. Paul, MN.
Kayla Ness Next Generation Pastor
Kayla is a student at UMD who is passionate about a lot of things. Hockey, missions, worship music, kids. You name it. Kayla is originally from Rochester, MN where she grew up with hockey in the family.
Kayla has been involved with Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester in various roles including missions. As an aspiring missionary, Kayla dreams of being a missionary in Honduras.
Her role here at Eastridge is to develop the children's ministry and make sure kids have a fun time and learn about Jesus when they come to church on Sunday. She also helps out with the youth group on Wednesday nights.
When Kayla is not at Eastridge she can either be found at Yellow Bike Coffee in Hermantown (she bakes all of the goodies there), at UMD, or cheering on the Bulldogs at Amsoil.
Keri Jenkins Women's Ministry Director
Keri and her family moved to Duluth in 2015. She grew up in Albuquerque, NM and went to college at Baylor University in Waco, TX earning a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Keri and “her boys” (husband Scot and sons Garrett and Nate) have lived in Texas, Florida, Singapore and Illinois before making their way North to settle in Duluth.
Keri has been involved in Women’s Ministry since 2001 in a variety of roles. Her passion is for women to dig deeper into God’s Word and to find their worth and identity in Him.
Emily Moskau Office Manager
Emily is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College.Emily moved to Duluth in 2016 with her husband, Casey, and their Goldendoodle, Watson.
Emily not only manages the office, but also coordinates the volunteer teams. She has a heart for helping people feel connected and welcomed. In addition to her role at Eastridge, Emily is a community-based nurse.