Cody WeckerlyPastor & Lead Planter
Originally from Hurdsfield, North Dakota, Pastor Cody graduated with his BA in Business Management from the University of North Dakota (2005).
After college, Cody served as the Executive Director of Youth for Christ in Grand Forks for three years before earning his MDiv from the Masters Seminary (2015), and then moving to Farmington, MI to serve as the Pastor of Family Ministry and Outreach until choosing to plant a church in Casselton, ND.
Cody and his wife Christia have been married for 13 years and have five adventurous children.
Steve KrierInterim Leadership team
Ignite was formed in 2010 when Steve and his wife Natalie, sensing God’s desire for them to plant a church, moved to Moorhead and began a home bible study.
From that day until now, their desire has remained the same—to see people encounter the living God and then go out to impact the world in Jesus name!
Caleb DrahoshInterim leadership team
Philip ReevesWorship Ministry Resident
Philip comes from a family of worshippers who love the Lord, and has excitedly embraced a life devoted to Christian worship and understanding God’s Word. After 3 years of doing ministry with YWAM in Boston, MA, Philip decided to move back to North Dakota and join Harvest Plains Church.
Philip and his wife Sarah met in Boston and decided to move to North Dakota once they got married. They have one beautiful girl, Adaline Rose.
Drew & Alyza BadeChildren's Ministry Directors
Drew and Alyza grew up in Park Rapids, Minnesota. After graduation, they attended North Dakota State University. Shortly after moving to Fargo for college, Drew and Alyza both came to know the Lord. In October of 2018, the Bade’s got married and started their life together.
Alyza recently graduated college with a degree in Health and Physical Education and will begin teaching as a middle school FACS teacher at Oak Grove Lutheran School. Drew is finishing up his last year pursuing a degree in Social Science Education.
The Bade’s love to camp, spend time with family and friends, and read a good book! They are both passionate about teaching children the good news of the gospel, and are very blessed and excited to begin their new role at Harvest Plains Church