Who We Are

Our Story

First Covenant Church (FirstCov) is located in northern River Falls, WI and desires to inspire and encourage people in their journeys of knowing, worshiping, and following God. That includes those beginning to explore Jesus Christ and faith and others who already consider themselves to be followers of Christ.

We welcome you wherever you might be in the journey of knowing and following Jesus! If you would like to know more about Jesus and putting your faith in him, please click here.

Who We Are

Many types of people are part of the First Covenant family, from baby to senior, single to married, local River Falls, WI residents to those in the surrounding area such as Pierce and St Croix Counties, and even Viking fan to Packer fan, all seek to know and serve Christ at First Covenant Church (FirstCov).

The ministries of our church provide opportunities for the newborn, early childhood, children, tweens, teens, as well as various adult stages (college age/early career, couples, parents, empty nesters, seniors, etc...). Explore our ministries page for more information.

While Jesus was perfect, we are not. In our challenges, problems, and sins, we look to Jesus for forgiveness, seeking to follow him, while growing in wholeness and holiness as He works in us. Here you will find people seeking to follow Jesus in the midst of joys as well as challenges - we do so together, as the body of Christ, with our hope not in ourselves, but in Him.

Meet Our Team

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Todd Ertsgaard

Lead Pastor 

Brian Majerus 

Pastor of Christian Formation

Neil Vance 

Youth Director

Jackie Wallace


Learn More About Our Staff