Our Executive Leadership Team are the core leaders behind the vision here at Substance. Although we have many serving to fulfill the mission here at Substance these are definitely the Leaders who are responsible for it all.

Peter Haas

Lead Pastor

Peter is the Senior Lead Pastor of Substance Church, a dynamic multi-site church located in the Twin Cities. Although only in his mid-30's Pastor Peter Haas has already become a well known pastor, author and conference speaker. Keep up to date with what's going on with Peter and Substance Church by checking out his blog at: www.peterhaas.org

Visit Peter's Backstage Pass for answers on commonly asked questions.

carolyn haas

Lead Pastor

Carolyn is the Lead Pastor of Substance Church. In addition to her leadership at Substance, she continues to fuel her passion for missions by traveling with her husband to teach at pastors' conferences in Egypt, Switzerland, China, Slovakia and beyond! Carolyn serves on the boards of Transform MN and ARC Women.

Bart scharrer

Executive Pastor

Bart serves as the Executive Pastor at Substance Church. He feels called to live missionally, intentionally building relationships with those outside the faith as well as investing in the younger generations. He pastors and leads the staff as well as manages the day to day operations here at Substance Church.

Nate Puccini

Strategic Planning

Nate loves setting and achieving goals, which is evidenced by the fact that he has only had water to drink for the last six years. He applies that same commitment to his roles on the Directional Team and as Ministry Development Pastor. Find him on social media to follow his shenanigans with his wife and kids.

"Common interests done consistently with others gives birth to authentic friendship."

Peter Haas

Weekend Experience

We believe we do things a bit differently here. That's not to say we're totally out in left field: On the surface we look like a typical church that preaches the Bible, but at Substance, we're also not afraid to do things differently when it means we could pique someone's interest--someone who might have grown up disliking church as much as I, Pastor Peter, did. Our beliefs may be similar to many churches you’ve found, but it is our hope that our “doing” is pushing the limits of your expectations, and driving our members deeper into community. Check out the video below to get an idea of what you can expect at one of our weekend services.


Substance currently meets in three locations to make your visit more accessible.



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Main Office: 651.340.5511
2776 Cleveland Ave N • Roseville, MN 55113