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Meet our Staff

Tim GrunditzExecutive Director

Tim Grunditz grew up a pastor’s son but wandered from the Lord after tragedy struck his life. When he returned, it was like the prodigal son’s homecoming. Deep in Tim’s heart, God began to stir a passion for bringing the gospel to all nations. After 16 years of running his contracting company, the Lord converged Tim’s passion for the gospel with his experience in business and birthed his role as the executive director of HCC in May, 2014.  He is joined in serving the Lord by his wife Kathy and young daughters Lucy, Jill, and Ruby. Contact Tim at tim@hcchinese.org.

Kim SollieCoordinator of Volunteer Engagement

Kim sensed a call on her life to full-time Christian ministry during her college years and has loved the assignments the Lord has given her.  She had the privilege of serving as a missionary for 20 years in Ecuador, South America.  Kim once served as a mission and outreach director during which the members began to reach out to Chinese both locally and abroad.  Through this exposure, a love for the Chinese people and culture developed in her heart. Kim lives in Maple Grove with her pastor husband, and they have four adult children and many grandchildren. Contact Kim at kim@hcchinese.org.

Hannah Varberg Communications Coordinator

As a graduate from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Hannah double majored in professional writing and Spanish. During her college years, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Seville, Spain. Studying abroad changed her perspective and ignited a spark for more adventure and more cultural experiences. Hannah and her husband currently live in St. Paul and jump at any opportunity for a new cultural adventure. Contact Hannah at hannah@hcchinese.org.

Jonathan NesvigReEntry Coordinator

God greatly impacted Jon through his time studying abroad in Xiamen in 2009. After graduating from college, he taught English and served alongside Chinese brothers and sisters in China from 2011–2017. He has returned to Minnesota to get a degree in theology so that he can better love God and serve others. When he isn’t studying or working, he enjoys tickle fights with his son and good food with his wife. Contact Jon at jonathan@hcchinese.org.

Nick LiProgram Coordinator

Nick was once an international student who didn’t have any friends in a country that he didn’t know much about. He encountered HCC and found his home, particularly through the influence of Tim Grunditz. Now he has transitioned into the program coordinating role where he can give back to the organization that opened the door to his new life! Nick got married to his love in 2016 and is now a permanent resident of the United States. Contact Nick at nick@hcchinese.org.

Rosa Zhang CPA Administrative and Finance Assistant

Rosa is from Beijing, China. She lived in Australia for four years and worked in a public accounting firm. She moved to New York in 2010 and came to Minnesota in 2013. She loves music, food, animals, and art museums, and she has a big heart for Asian culture. Her love for Chinese people is getting stronger since she left China. God blessed her with “Mercy” as a gift. Contact Rosa at rosa@hcchinese.org.

Peter ArnesonPartner Advocate

Peter Arneson grew up in a household that was very engaged in world missions. After graduating from Bethel University in 2005, Peter began working for a homeless shelter for families in north Minneapolis. Since then, nearly all of his working life has been invested in nonprofits including spending over a year at an orphanage in the Philippines. Now, as HCC’s Partner Advocate, Peter gets to continue his passion for growing God’s kingdom by building communities around mission. Contact Peter at peter@hcchinese.org.

Josh DriverOperations Manager

Josh Driver has been engaging the international community since he was exposed to the world through his parents’ missions trips. In the last 12 years, his focus has been specifically on Chinese as he studied in China and worked in Taiwan. He was hired in 2014 as the Program Coordinator at HCC, a dream role that he enjoyed because of exchanging culture. He’s now transitioned to Operations Manager, assisting staff in day-to-day operations to achieve high performance. Josh met his wife at HCC and speaks Mandarin. Contact Josh at jdriver@hcchinese.org.

Arianna and Austin HoegChina Place Resident Hosts

Shortly after tying the knot in June of 2017, Arianna and Austin became the caretakers of HCC. Arianna graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Austin graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and hopes to attend medical school in years to come. God has given both Arianna and Austin the gift of joy, and together they look to continually be a light for Him in everything they do. Contact Arianna and Austin at ajhoeg@gmail.com.