The beautiful story of Arise is comprised completely in the unique make-up of the individuals who call Arise their home. Although vastly different in each of our  journeys, there are 3 cords that bind each of us together.

We Are…

We are real people infused with dynamic faith, committed to a common vision, joined together in the covenant love of our Creator. 

We Used to Be…

We used to be completely broken but are now grateful for undeserved redemption, astonished by amazing Grace, healed by forgiveness, and humbled by the divine invitation to be included in the greatest cause on earth.

We Serve… 

We serve a good and perfect God. The nations are His dwelling and our lives are His vessels. We have compassion for the poor and our hearts are open to the rich. 

Our Team

  • Joe Hauer

    Lead Pastor

  • Luke Voorhees

    Worship Pastor

  • Sarah Huffman

    Connections  & Outreach

    Sarah Huffman grew up in the small town of Fergus Falls, MN where she attended the local high school and soon after graduation also received her Associate’s degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. From there, Sarah spent some time traveling to serve on a mission trip in Ireland to work with kids and families. During this time she felt confirmed in her call to ministry and soon after was able to connect with Arise Church where she now serves in Connections and Outreach. Sarah is blessed to be surrounded with strong Christian friends and family that have helped shape her into the person she is today. Alongside her role at the church she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry through Trevecca Nazarene University. In her spare time, Sarah loves spending time with friends and family, reading, watching movies, and drinking coffee!

  • Janie Borkowski

    Rise Up  Kids  Ministry

    Janie Borkowski grew up in Wolsey, SD. She attended Wolsey-Wessington High School, but spent most of her time in Huron, SD where she attended church and worked. Janie got her Bachelor’s Degree from Black Hills State University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Sioux Falls. Having grown up in a Christian home, she has an amazing older sister and parents that helped her become the person she is now! Janie’s journey to Arise Church came with it’s highs and lows, but as she has become more connected, she has found God is doing some refining in her life. When not working at the church or Northern State University, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with her puppy Sophie (who happens to love Sarah more than Janie). Janie is the Rise Up Kids Pastor here at Arise Church, and loves seeing the kids get excited each week.

  • Michaela Jones


    Michaela Jones grew up in Mitchell, SD where she graduated from Mitchell Senior High. She attended college at South Dakota State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While in college Michaela had twin girls Portlyn and Braelyn. Michaela moved back to Mitchell in December of 2011 and married Adam Jones the following June. She was blessed to gain another daughter Jaydn, who was born to Adam previously. It was only weeks after moving back to Mitchell that Michaela was invited to church and everything about her life began to change. She gave her life to Jesus in March of 2012. She was called into ministry in 2013 and served Harvest Community Church in Mitchell for 6 years as Youth Pastor. Now God has shifted her focus to equipping people of all ages how to feel confident in sharing the love and hope of Jesus as well as how to go and make disciples. Michaela teaches middle school and high school science at Mitchell Christian School. She loves traveling, being outdoors and exploring the world God created, laughing with friends and family, scuba diving with her husband, hiking, quiet prayer time, and not to mention adrenaline inducing activities like skydiving.   Follow Michaela

  • Brittany Haworth

    Emerge Youth Pastor

  • Rob Haworth

    Emerge Youth Pastor

What we believe

...About GOD

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.

…About Mankind

We believe man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.

…About Salvation

We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins.  Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.

…About the Christian Life

We believe every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself.  By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer should mature and become conformed to the image of Christ.  We believe it is the Holy Spirit that fills and empowers us to live a life conformed to Christ’s image.

…About the Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head.  The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ.  The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and thru love, making Him known to a lost world.

....About the Holy Scriptures

We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.  


“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, and holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.”