Homestead's Staff

Our office hours are 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. 507-288-8911

  • REV. Dr. Aaron Justice

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Aaron was appointed to Homestead Church in 2019. He brings a passion serving Christ in the church, community and world. He brings a breadth of experience in preaching, worship leadership, and a passion for the young and young-at-heart. Pastor Aaron and wife April live in NW Rochester with their two children. When not at church, you're most likely to find them at a park, coffee shop or gym.

    Pastor Aaron grew up in Riverton, Wyo., where he, his wife and his parents operated the Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery for seven years. April, whose father also was a church pastor, grew up mostly in Indiana and Ohio. Aaron and April first met while both were attending Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and married in 2002. They have two children, ages 10 and 12. 

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  • Amanda Schmeichel

    Worship & Communications DIrector

    Office administrator

    Amanda has been on staff at Homestead since 2016. She studied Vocal Performance at Crossroads College from 2003-2007. She also holds a Bachelors in Business Management, and is currently pursuing a M. Div at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

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