Meet our leaders

mike & Rhonda bartolomeo


Mike Bartolomeo is the founding and senior pastor of Church for the Harvest.  Since its founding, Church for the Harvest has been actively pursuing the vision of equipping Christians to do the work of the ministry!

Harvest actively reaches out to the Alexandria community as well as supports and leads missions both stateside and abroad.  Mike speaks at conferences locally and internationally.


Mike and Rhonda have three grown children and live in Alexandria, Minnesota where Church for the Harvest began. 


Together, Mike and Rhonda enjoy traveling, fitness, hiking, and time with family.


Mike and Rhonda both received their AA Degrees from Christ for the Nations Bible School in Dallas, Texas.  Mike completed his Masters of Biblical Studies and his Doctorate of Ministry from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. 

Kim Boutain


God placed a call on Kim's heart for youth at a young age.  She joined Harvest staff as the Youth Director in 2012.  Kim is so honored to serve, equip, and build lasting relationships with the youth who are searching for truth. 


Kim is married to Joel who also serves with her in Youth Ministry.  Kim and Joel have two children: Brett (married to Amanda) and Morgan (married to Ivan) and three grandchildren: Owen, Emery, Isla, and Eyver. 


Kim loves spending time with family, friends, and youth.  Some of her favorite things to do are shop, go to concerts (metal or rock), and be outside boating or fishing. 


Associates Degree in Nursing from St. Cloud Technical College, 

B.A. and M.A. in Youth Ministry from Minnesota School of Theology

Katy zitzmann

Children's ministry

Katy leads our Children's Ministry (birth to sixth grade).  She is passionate about serving children and families.  She sees children as an active part of the church today and loves encouraging as well as equipping them in their gifts! 


Katy is married to Ryan and they have four kids at home (Asher, Melea, Canon, and Arrow)!


Katy loves to be outside and being creative! You'll find her running, hiking, walking, writing, and reading.  She also loves to travel and explore new places. 


B.A., Political Science with minors in Biblical Studies and History from Bethel University

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University

Jessica witt

Outreach Coordinator & women's ministry

Jessica is our Outreach Coordinator and leads our Women's ministry.  She is deeply passionate about helping people grow and develop in their walk with Jesus and how they serve in the local church.  She has spent the last few years in corporate leadership coaching and culture/engagement creation. 


Jessica is married to Taylor and they have three kids at home (Eliza, Luka, and Birk).


Jessica loves to be busy with kids, family gatherings, or hosting friends for a day on the lake. She loves to try new adventures with her family and would love to say she is a "foodie" because of her love for trying to recreate her favorite dishes in her kitchen. 


B.A., in Apparel Studies with a minor in Psychology from N.D.S.U.



Angie is our Office Administrator. She is passionate for helping wherever needed and keeping things flowing. She is observant, detailed, and carefully articulates communications. She enjoys learning new things, getting to know members, and encouraging others in seeking God. She loves serving in the church that has made such a huge impact in her own life!


Angie is married to RJ and they have a son named Miles. 


Angie loves to encourage others in their faith journey and health/fitness. She has a passion for cycling and enjoys exploring new places by bike, as well as teaching others how to enjoy riding. She loves being outside, enjoying the Minnesota seasons, and traveling adventures. In her spare time she enjoys journaling and writing messages/devotions.


B.A., in Natural Science with emphasis in exercise science from the College of St. Benedict

Jeff & Penny ANderson

Pastoral Care Team

Jeff and Penny have been attending Church for the Harvest since the founding.  They have three children and are honored to be a part of Harvest.  They look forward to continuing to serve and help as the church keeps growing with so many wonderful people.



Jerry and Holly have been members at Harvest since 2015.  They moved here from Morris where they lived for 40 years.   Their three grown sons and grandchildren have brought them to Alexandria.   They are committed to loving and serving through ministry and leadership in the local church and to the community.  They love the ministry at Harvest and are grateful to serve in multiple areas. 

Paul & Lisa Bowden

pastoral care team

Paul and Lisa have been members at Harvest since 2011.  They have eight children, four grown and four who are adopted Ukrainian siblings.  Paul and Lisa do pre-marriage counseling, serve in Guest Services, and Paul is on the Teaching Team. 

Angie goergen

Guest Services

Angie enjoys leading teams who are eager to share the love and hope of Jesus through Guest Services at Harvest.  She loves Jesus and God's Word and is passionate about encouraging, challenging, and developing others in their gifts and callings so they can experience all God has for them. She values spiritual growth through faithfully serving and building the local church. She is committed to ongoing service and sharing the gospel of Jesus with others at every opportunity.  


Angie lives in Alexandria and is proud of her three grown children and son-in-law who she believes are simply amazing. She is also enjoying her new role as grandma.


Angie values healthy relationships, doing life together, and making memories with family and friends.  She enjoys traveling, biking, kayaking, rollerblading, trying new things, and strives to always be learning and growing. 


Licensed minister through Christ for the Nations Fellowship of Ministers and Churches since 2007

B.S.N. from Rasmussen College

M.S.N. Nursing Leadership and Management from the University of Mary



Julie  has a background in accounting and has worked in the field for more than thirty years with a variety of organizations: from very large corporations to smaller locally owned businesses and nonprofit entities. 


Julie is married to Jack and they have two sons: Cris and AJ. 


Julie loves to continue to learn and enjoys participating in the different growth opportunities that Harvest offers to enrich her relationship with the Lord.  Julie also enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling when opportunities arise. 


B.A., in Accounting from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

M.B.A. from St. Thomas University, Saint Paul, MN

J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN



Stacey leads Life Groups that run every fall, spring, and summer.  She loves connecting with people and helping them grow in their knowledge of King Jesus.  She wants to help people realize what a good, good Father we have and that He is for us, that He wants us to succeed, to have abundance, and not to live in a poverty mindset. 


Stacey is married to Robin and they have five adult children and two granddaughters. 


Stacey loves spending time on the lake, kayaking, golfing, long walks, reading/studying, and spending time with family and friends laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. 


B.S., in Psychology and Sociology from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD