Mark Lee


Pastor Mark Lee will be officially installed as Pastor and welcomed to Isle Evangelical Free Church on Sunday, March 27th.  He and wife Kelly are originally from Iowa. 

Pastor Lee has been preaching locally since October 2021 while his wife Kelly was finishing up her employment in Iowa.  Now with the move complete and just having returned from a mission trip to Guatemala,  the church is excited to officially welcome Mark and Kelly to the Isle area.  Isle Free Church invites any guests to join in the morning service at 10:30 AM followed by a fellowship dinner afterwards.   

Pastor Mark Lee most recently was serving as an Interim Pastor at Wellspring E-Free Church in Mount Pleasant, IA before accepting the call to come to Isle.  Prior to that, Mark and wife Kelly were missionaries in Guatemala from 2014 to 2021.  Mark served as senior pastor at Grace E-Free Church in Elkader, IA from 2006 – 2014. Prior to that, he was the Camp Director/Property Manager for Hidden Acres Christian Center in Dayton, Iowa.

Besides Pastoring Isle E-Free Church, Mark is looking forward to enjoying the Mille Lacs area with  his interests of fishing, archery, hunting, and trapping.  Wife Kelly is in the medical field and will explore local opportunities once they get settled.  The Lees have three adult children, one of whom is expecting twins, and they also have a grandson.

Isle E. Free Church is located 2100 E, Oak St, Isle. Phone is 320-676-8306 or 515-212-0051 

Visitation Pastor

Dale Cope

Pastor Dale Cope is a retired pastor having served two churches for over 34 years. He graduated from Michigan State University for his B.A. degree and Bethel Theological Seminary for his Master of Divinity  

Pastor Dale did chaplain training at Hennepin County Medical Center. He has volunteered over 40 years as a chaplain in hospitals, nursing homes, sheriff's department, and hospice.

He volunteers his time helping in visitation and assistance at Isle Free Church. He and his wife, Judi, have two adult married sons. They have two granddaughters. 

Pastor Dale decided to post his sermons through emails. He divided up his sermons into 5 parts each week and sends them out daily as "Sermon Nuggets". The devotions on the web page are excerpts from these Sermon Nuggets.

The Copes reside in the McGrath area.

Youth Ministry Leaders

Mark, Cameo and Levi Skogen

Mark, Cameo and Levi Skogen are the Youth Leaders for Isle Evangelical Free Church. They are passionate about Jesus and Youth ministry. They love pouring that into the lives of the youth in the Isle community . The Skogen’s reside in Isle, Minnesota and have been lifelong residents of the area.

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