Our Pastor

Craig Finnestad, Pastor at The Water's Edge

Meet Pastor Craig

Craig Finnestad is our pastor. He is married to Amber and they have two sons: Benjamin and David. All four of them are regularly entertained and loved by their giant, black Newfoundland dog — Esther.

Craig served churches in Georgia, Iowa, and Texas before starting The Water’s Edge. He attended college, seminary, and graduate school at Drake University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Emory University. His doctoral dissertation is on the use of humor in public speaking—something he attempts to regularly practice on Sundays.

Craig’s passions in ministry are listening to and praying for people; creating healthy systems where people can connect and grow; dreaming of new ways to serve poor and hurting people; and speaking at our worship experiences.

When Craig isn’t being a pastor, he enjoys running on dirt trails at Platte River State Park, taking pictures, and exploring new places with his family.

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Prayer's From The Water's Edge Cover

Craig's Book

Prayers From The Water’s Edge

This book has been eight years in the making and is intended to help people grow in their prayer life and their relationship with God. This collection of 100 prayers helps people find words when words are tough to come by. It assists people as we journey through the various seasons of life.

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