Oasis International Church Leadership

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Our Leadership

Apostolic and Pastoral Advisors


Pastors Cherish and Patrick Knudson

Cherish Knudson is the senior pastor of Oasis Intl. alongside her husband, Patrick, who is an associate pastor as well as a business owner. Cherish also ministers in the U.S. and abroad through teaching, prophetic worship and prophetic ministry. Cherish and Patrick love people and are passionate to see believers look like Jesus, revealing the Kingdom of God in the earth.

Calvin Woods

Calvin Woods and his wife, Shirley, are the co-founders of Harvest Praise Invasion International and Free Life Family Worship Center in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area.

Calvin Woods serves on the Oasis Intl. board and has nearly 40 years of combined pastoral and itinerant ministry experience. God has used him in an apostolic/prophetic call to greatly impact not only his own region but many nations. Scores have been set free as he ministers through song and prophecy.

Calvin and Shirley are both passionate and committed to seeing the captives set free, discover their calling, trained/equipped for ministry and prepared for the return of Christ. The Woods have 9 children and live in the a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Omega Team

The Omega Team www.omegateam.org is an International Network of ministers, churches and ministries that was founded by Apostle Alan Langstaff and his wife, Dorothy. Their heart is to see the Body of Christ connected, the next generation of ministers raised up and the Gospel proclaimed with an accompanying move of the Holy Spirit.

Assistant Pastor Anne Chindvall

Anne is known for her joyful spirit and evangelistic heart. She is a gifted teacher and worship leader, serves on the Oasis Intl. Church board, and spearheads the nursing home ministry. Her teaching style is memorable to the young and old alike because it is profound and simple. Anne is a true gift to the Oasis family and to all who know her.

John and Daryl Oberg

John and Daryl Oberg founded Oasis Intl. Church (originally called Lord of the Harvest Church) in 1997. They pastored the church for ten years until John felt led to move to Ontario, Canada and purchase a fishing/hunting resort. John’s heart has always been to reach out to people in the marketplace setting. Before moving to Ontario, the Lord clearly confirmed that the mantle of pastoral leadership for the church was to be passed on to Cherish. John and Daryl now function in an advisory capacity for the church.

Deacons – Serving


Dave Hernesmaa

Dave Hernesmaa manages the sound department at Oasis Intl. He loves scripture, good teaching, is a man of detail, and is excellent at preparing for what is coming in vision and direction. Those who know him well might say he is a “thinker” and a man who has a heart to see things done in excellence. Dave grew up in Ely and enjoys all that the outdoor area has to offer such as fishing, hunting, gardening and berry picking.

Gary Shemon

Gary felt the call of God on his life since he was twelve years old. His ministry has primarily been in the marketplace, both in the U.S. and Canada, through the trucking and logging industries where he shared his faith with many individuals. God has opened the door for Gary to minister in churches and other Christian gatherings on numerous occasions. His passion to see the Spirit of God move in revival exudes from him. Gary is as real as they come. He is loyal, sincere, and a man to be trusted.

Mark MacCoy

Mark is full of zeal for God and is bold in his faith! He is an encourager, an evangelist, a worshiper, and a man who is intimate with his God. He serves in set-up and take-down and is always ready to help others in any way he can. It’s easy to rely on Mark because he is an ever-ready servant of Christ who always serves with gladness. Mark loves the outdoors and riding his motorcycle.

Pat Groom

Pat is passionate about serving God through her gift of hospitality at Oasis Intl. She loves pursuing the voice of God through the Word and worship, and she finds great excitement in sharing God’s prophetic encouragement He has for His children! We are blessed by her teachings and ever-flowing words of affirmation as we serve and grow in Christ. Pat’s laughter is contagious, her caring heart is genuine, and her desire to mature spiritually is an example to all.

Sue MacCoy

Sue serves in many different ways at Oasis Intl. and has a beautiful, willing heart. She is faithful to pray for the saints and desires to see each individual become who God designed them to be. Behind her soft demure is a woman who closely watches the family of God with care and compassion. Everyone loves Sue. She enjoys sewing, making crafts and reading.