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About Us

Buddy Winn

Lay Pastor

Chaplain Liasion, Minnesota National Guard

Buddy has attended LWCC since 1980, and grew up in the church. After a tour in the Army, he was hired in 2000 as a technical support representative at He later completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and was commissioned as Chaplain in the MN Army National Guard. He and his wife, Colette, served in a variety of ministry of helps positions around the church, including The Rock Junior High, Parenting Young Children group, and Pastoral Care.

In 2006, Buddy was ordained and assigned as the Director of Living Word Bible Institute. His additional responsibilities have included Church Planting, Equip U, and Dean of Students at Maranatha Christian Academy. During that time Buddy completed deployments to Iraq and Kuwait as an Army Chaplain. Since April 2013, Buddy has served as the Full-time Support Chaplain for the Minnesota National Guard. He also provides counsel and care for the military and veteran families of Living Word.