Pastoral Leadership

James Rene

Lead Pastor

By God's calling, grace and divine purpose, Dr. James Rene has been in the ministry for 29 years. He has served as a pastor, teacher, and prophetic voice to Christ's church in the U.S. and across 23 nations with his preaching, teaching, and prophetic ministry. His passion is to build Christ's church and equip God's people for their life's calling to reach and transform their communities, cities, and nation for Christ. ​He's earned a Doctorate in Apostolic Leadership and Applied Theology, Master's in Practical Ministry, and Honorary PhD in Humanities. He’s also a best selling author in Christian Church Leadership and Christian Theology. He resides in Burnsville, MN with his wife, Laura.

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Chuchi Xiong

Associate Pastor

Chuchi Xiong has been the Associate Pastor of Alive Transformation Church (formerly International Outreach Church) since October 2020 but has been a part of the ATC family since 2015. Chuchi graduated with his Associates of Applied Science degree in Pastoral Leadership from Valor Christian College (founded by Dr. Rod Parsley of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio) in May 2020. He is currently a full-time student, pursuing his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. He is passionate about loving like Jesus and empowering people to walk out their faith in relevant, practical, and bold ways. In his spare time, Chuchi loves superhero or action movies, playing video games, basket ball, and spending quality time with his wife, Sheng Xiong and their 3 beautiful children: Haven (5), Elias (4) and Ezekiel (2).

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Ministry Leadership

Laura Rene

Children's Church

Sheng Xiong

Women's Ministry & Children's Church

Bao Yang


“I believe worship comes from the heart. To worship God is a response from us to God for what he’s done for us. Worship is such an easy way for us to fall into his presence and that’s why I love it so much. It’s effortless. God enjoys being with us, whether we worship with instruments or just our lips. We were created to, and for worship.”

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Britt Pate


I am an ordained minister who is committed to encouraging the body of Christ to deepen its relationship with the Lord through individual and corporate spirit led prayer. I believe the church must be empowered by the Holy Spirit to build impactful Christ centered ministries.

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Board of Directors

Dr. Charles Karuku

General Overseer, ATC; President, Unity Movement

Brent Bielenberg

Senior Pastor, Life 21 Church, Northfield, MN

Dr. Sam Quartey

Senior Associate Pastor, New Creation World Outreach Church, Mankato, MN

Steve Clute

CEO, Leadergized


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  • WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE SERVICES? ATC is located at 1512 Woodhill Road, Burnsville, MN 55337.

    • Sunday service is 10:00 AM

  • WHAT KIND OF ATTIRE SHOULD I WEAR? There is no dress code for attending services at ATC. Whether you feel like dressing casually or dressing up, it’s all the same to us. You are free to come exactly as you are, so wear whatever you are most comfortable in.

  • DO YOU OFFER SOMETHING FOR MY KIDS? ATC offers a very fun, safe, and rich kids ministry.

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We invite all newcomers to attend our Join the ATC Family class and luncheon offered quarterly. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the pastors and our ministry leaders, and for us to get to know you. You’ll learn about our vision, mission, values, and ministries to help you grow in your faith, and opportunities to serve with your gifts and talents.

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