The Little Earth Story

Karl Gertz helps coordinate a little-known but incredibly important ministry: Little Earth Sunday School. This ministry reaches Native American kids in South Minneapolis. "Some of the kids we pray with say 'my dad is in jail, and my grandma has a heroin addiction.' The level is so much higher than we will ever realize."

Learn more by watching this video.

Posted by Hannah Varberg

Meet our New Members of 2024!

Meet the amazing people that committed to making North Heights their permanent home in 2024!

Marianne & David Vinz and Steve & Jennifer Tix

Marianne Vinz: I'm happy to be a new member after being a permanent visitor for five years. I'm a grandmother of four wonderful kids, a former teacher, and a lover of all things cat.

David Vinz: We have been visiting North Heights for five years. Our grandson and granddaughter have been attending North Heights Kids' Church. We have now graduated to a senior living complex by Como Lake.

Steve & Jennifer Tix: We are blessed to enjoy life and work together along with our tribe of eight kiddos. We have been here four years. Kids range from 26 to 14, and we have 4 living at home.

Penny Bratland, Hannah Bronner, and the Kinnunen Family

Penny Bratland: I'm looking forward to reconnecting with Jesus and continuing to grow in my faith. Something I enjoy is making caramels with my son. I am a mother of three and a grandmother of 10.

Hannah Bronner: I'm originally from Milwaukee area but came to college in the Twin Cities. That's when I found North Heights! I currently work as a marketing communications specialist for Presbyterian Homes and Services. My favorite thing to do is sing. I've been on the worship team for four years.

Zachary Kinnunen: I love football (SKOL), and I am a big wrestling fan. 

Brittany Kinnunen: I love my family and my church family. My sons, Cole and Maverick, love to go to kids church.

Mitch Bruneau, Kaylen Jaques, and Gene Uhlenhopp

Mitch Bruneau: I like Batman.

Kaylen JaquesI'm a stay-at-home mom, and we have a daughter named Peyton. She's 8 and loves kids' church.

Gene UhlenhoppI taught school in White Bear Lake for 38 years and St. Paul for 8. Then I retired, bought a lake home, and lived there for 12 years. I've worked in a school physical fitness program for 12 years. I also helped coach my 2 grandsons in basketball. They both went on to play college basketball.

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