Emmaus Road Reformed Church (RCUS) is led by a Pastor, Elders, and Deacons.

At Emmaus Road, God has given us a Pastor/Teacher to feed the flock of God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, preach the Word for the edification of the congregation, administer the sacraments, and shepherd the flock. God has also given us Elders to shepherd and govern the church (1 Peter 5:1, Titus 1:5) and Deacons to serve the church (Acts 6:3-4). Our office bearers also help “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). We serve because Jesus first served us (Mark 10:45).

“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28)


Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Ryan Kron, Pastor

PastorRyan-3567Pastor Kron grew up in a Christian home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He first learned about Reformed Theology in high school, watching R.C. Sproul videos from Ligonier Ministries. He graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis in 1997 and then went to Wheaton College, where he majored in Bible and Theology. Ryan received his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as an Associate Pastor at Cloverdale United Reformed Church (URCNA) in Boise, Idaho. In November 2010, he moved back to the Twin Cities and began the process of planting Emmaus Road Reformed Church.

Ryan and his wife Colleen have five boys and one girl. Isaiah is 13, Abram is 11, Thaddeus is 8, Sophie is 6, Oliver is 4, and Gabriel was born in March 2024. Gabriel has Down’s Syndrome, and he is teaching the family much about the kindness, patience, love, and compassion of Jesus. They are grateful for the Lord’s grace to each of their children (Psalm 121:8; 139:13-14).

As a family, they enjoy getting outdoors during all four seasons. Cross-country skiing is one of their favorite wintertime activities as a family. They also like to cheer for all the local Minnesota sports teams.

Pastor Kron says, “I continue to be amazed by the good news of Jesus, and I thank God for how He loves me in Christ. One of my favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 5:21, which says, 'For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.' In light of this profound truth, I thank God for the privilege and joy of serving as the Pastor of Emmaus Road Reformed Church. I love the flock of God at Emmaus Road, and I see how God is working to make us more like Christ as a church family (Romans 8:29). My prayer is that God will use me to help build His church in the Twin Cities to the glory of His Name.”


“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:12–18)


Meet Our Elders



Drake has been married to Kari for almost fifty years, and they have four married adult children and seven grandchildren. They have been attending Emmaus Road for several years. And Drake began serving as an Elder in 2019.

Born and raised in Minnesota, he first believed the gospel as a teenager while attending his childhood Lutheran church. Drake graduated from St. Olaf College with a double major. It was there where he met and eventually married his wife.

His career as a financial advisor has spanned over forty years. He loves our people at Emmaus Road and enjoys serving them. Drake’s favorite activities include reading, gardening, and exercising—especially skiing!


Dustin Rothwell

Dustin is married to a lovely lady and they have four children. Their family was part of the original church plant team that started Emmaus Road Reformed Church in 2010, and Dustin has been an Elder since 2016.

Having grown up in rural Minnesota, he went to college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he studied Computer Science. He has worked as a Software Engineer for over a decade and formerly worked as the Lead Engineer at Target. He currently serves as the Principal Engineer at Walgreens.

Dustin loves serving his brothers and sisters in Christ at Emmaus Road and he lives in Bloomington with his wife and children.

Meet Our Deacons



1st Term: 2019-2021
2nd Term: 2023-2025

Scott and his wife, Sharon, have been married for fifty years. They have three adult children and eight grandkids. Scott recently retired as a Dentist after forty-five years in practice in White Bear Lake.

Scott & Sharon were members of our sending church, Redeemer Reformed Church, for a few years before becoming part of Emmaus Road soon after it was started. They enjoy the vibrant worship and Bible-saturated teaching.



1st Term: 2022-2024

Peter lives in Delano where he enjoys a mixture of outdoor projects and recreation. He spent the first twenty-two years of his life in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, where he learned to love Christ and His church.

Within days of moving to Minnesota, Peter started attending Emmaus Road where he found a church with sound teaching and a genuine love for one another. He began serving Emmaus Road as church treasurer in 2018 and as Deacon starting in 2022.



1st Term: 2024-2026

Bert has been married to Becca for over thirty years and they have two adult children. 

Bert was brought to faith in the saving gospel of Jesus Christ in the mid-1980s and is grateful that the Lord has brought him and his family to Emmaus Road to worship in the Reformed tradition that adheres to the five solas and draws on the strengths of the historic confessions and creeds.