Pastor Keith & Sissie Pennel

Senior Pastor and Children’s Ministry Leader

Keith has been the senior pastor of Destiny Fellowship since its inception in 2009. He has a passion for teaching the Word of God to the community and networking with area ministries and organizations. If you can’t find him in the office or serving in the community, you may want to scan the lakes to catch a glimpse of him fishing for fish instead of men. He and his wife Sissie have a daughter, Sarah, who is currently in college.

Sissie is the energetic wife of Keith, who keeps not only him going, but also all the children of Destiny Kidz! Or maybe they keep her going; the synergy is contagious, either way! Sissie is a leader and a hostess and she considers cooking in mass amounts and working on creative projects to be relaxing.   

Lee & Julie Patten

Deacon and Coffee Ministry Leaders

Lee serves as a deacon and Julie is the Coffee Ministry leader here at Destiny Fellowship. Originally from Bemidji, they moved back  and began attending Destiny in 2011. Together, they are caretakers at the Neilsen Spearhead Center.

Lee and Julie have been married for 45 years and have one son. They enjoy spending the outdoors, attending sporting events and quiet time.

Jessica Gunning


Jessica holds down the fort of all things administrative at Destiny Fellowship. With a thankfulness for sticky notes, she’s (mostly) able to keep people organized and on track. Jessica can often be found with her nose in a book, as she enjoys learning and creating. She and husband, Andy, are loving their new roles as parents to their son Lucas.