Our Mission

Invite you into authentic relationships with God and other broken people, so that we’re a family doing life together and a place you call home.

Equip you to live out your relationship with Jesus on a daily basis.

Lead and teach you to glorify God by living a life of worship.

Our Values

  • Contributing not Consuming
  • Being led by the Spirit
  • Living a Life of Worship
  • Pursuing Personal Mission
  • Striving for Selfless Love
  • Being Givers of Grace
  • Running After Others

Meet Our Leadership

Pastor Chris Auer


Pastor Chris Auer is the lead pastor of Risen Life Church. His driving passion is to lead others into an intimate relationship with Jesus and to see lives, families, and communities transformed by God's love. He currently attends Bethel Seminary, where he is completing a master of divinity degree with an emphasis in church planting. Chris and his wife Marissa live in Minneapolis, MN and both have a passion for reaching their community, city, and world with the love of Jesus.

Pastor Taylor Williams


Taylor Williams is the worship pastor at Risen Life Church. Taylor's passion for worship comes from the knowledge that God inhabits the praises of His people. He seeks to lead others into a place of worshipping God in the Spirit and in truth. Taylor and his wife Mikayla live in Minneapolis, MN and are both passionate about seeing lives transformed by the power of Jesus. Taylor holds a Bachelor's degree in Biblical & Theological Studies and a Master's degree in Education. He is currently working on a Doctorate in Administration at Bethel University.

Why the Twin Cities?

We're passionate about growing the Kingdom of God. The fastest growing religion in the Twin Cities is "none". This population makes up the majority at 38%. We see this as a HUGE opportunity to mobilize the church and watch God use us to be a light to the Twin Cities.
We're all about authentic relationships. Two in five (40%) Americans report feeling their relationships are not meaningful. We know relationships can be messy, but we're committed to being the church that's known for our love!  
Source: CityView Report - Twin Cities 2019