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Welcome to Staples Alliance Church

Welcome

We're glad you're interested in learning more about Staples Alliance Church. If you like what you see and are looking for a church where you can belong, we encourage you to come visit us soon on a Sunday morning.  Our worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.

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God speaks to us through His word, the Bible. Each week a key focus of our Sunday gathering is learning more about God and His will so we can draw closer to Him. 

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meet our staff
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Zach Jones

senior pastor

Pastor Zach comes to Minnesota from Colorado and Wyoming. Growing up in a loving Christian home, Zach came to know Christ at a young age and felt a call to ministry when he was a senior in high school. Zach moved to Minnesota to attend Crown College where he earned a Bachelor's in Pastoral Leadership and his Master's degree in Ministry Leadership. Zach also met and married his wife, Haley, while at Crown. After both graduating, the Joneses returned to Colorado to live in Fort Collins. During that time, Zach served as a pastor at a small Alliance Church in nearby Cheyenne, WY. Zach and Haley also welcomed their first child, Charis.

 

Zach and Haley both share a passion for missions and reaching the lost in hard to reach places. Together, they have spent many years overseas in various locales and cultures. It was through serving overseas that Zach and Haley both discovered their passion for ministry.

 

In his spare time Zach enjoys getting outdoors, enjoying a cup of coffee, disc golfing, playing board games, cooking exotic foods, and reading a good book. 

 

His favorite authors include Dallas Willard, Timothy Keller, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ed Stetzer, Jonathan Haidt, and Skye Jethani.

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Jonny Olson

Associate Pastorsenior pastor

Pastor Jonny comes to Minnesota from Southern Wisconsin. Having grown up in a Christian home, Jonny came to know Jesus as Lord in Elementary school. Continuing to grow in his faith through middle and high school, Jonny loved being a part of the youth group, sports, theater, summer camps, band and mission trips during this time.

 

After graduating High School, Jonny was called into ministry, attending a School of Ministry in Fond Du Lac, WI. Jonny graduated the program with a certificate of Pastoral Ministry with a focus in Children’s Ministries. Jonny served for 3 years as the Children’s Pastor in Breckenridge, MN.

During his time in Breckenridge Jonny met his wife, Lisa, and they married in 2016. In 2016 Jonny moved to Iowa to work as the Youth Pastor at an Alliance church. In March of 2022, Jonny, Lisa and their daughter, Violetta, moved to Staples MN.

In Jonny’s spare time you will find him spending time with his family, in the wood shop (humbly trying to make something that won’t break), playing video games, hunting, or painting miniatures for tabletop games.

Some of Jonny’s favorites are Jazz music, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Brandon Sanderson books, and swimming.