Our Story


behind the name:

Faith is a deeply personal experience but was never designed to be exclusively a private experience along with it. The reality of Jesus and all that he is is too good, powerful and beautiful to keep to ourselves. The vision behind the naming of our church even reflects our belief that our faith is designed to be a catalyst to propel us outside of ourselves in word and deed to proclaim the goodness of Christ. Our faith in Christ compels us to a lifelong journey of pursuing, proclaiming and demonstrating Christ and his love for the world. It goes beyond ourselves and even beyond our church as we wish to be a kingdom movement with expressions of our DNA far beyond one location or address.

Jeff Olson
Lead Pastor, Catalyst Church


An integral part of our story is that we love to start new things. Our collective efforts as a church have enthusiastically initiated and participated in the launch of Renovation Church in Blaine (2009), Ignite Church in Oakdale (2012), Hope Bridge Church in Plymouth (2012), Revision Church in Des Moines, IA (2015), and Catalyst White Bear in White Bear Lake, MN (2021). These churches have since multiplied into even more church plants! We've also commissioned an area developer for Young Life in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.