Brennan Manning

“I am a bundle of paradoxes. I love and I hate,” he said.  “I get discouraged and I hope. I lie and I tell the truth. I’ve been a homeless drunk and a successful evangelist.  I’ve broken all the commandments six times Tuesday.  

Yet God loved me not because of any of this, but simply because he is the Creator; he is the source and author of love. And in loving me, God has made me lovable.” 

Contrary to how we love, God does not extol love on people in response to their good and put together lives; nor is it that only good and put together people are the ones he loves. 

Instead, God loves because he himself is already perfectly good and completely put together. And that's enough.

Aaron Engler

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Aaron studied finance at the University of Minnesota and then worked as a banker before attending Gordon-Conwell. Prior to planting Highrock North Shore in 2012, Aaron served on staff at Highrock Arlington since 2007, where he served as the Pastor to Young Adults.

He's devoted to his wife Ariel, a native of the North Shore, and their daughter, Elsie. Aaron gets passionate about teaching God's story of redemption, seeing sold out followers of Jesus, University of MN College Hockey, and celebrating the life God has given to us, His people. Aaron is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.