Minnesota Search & Rescue

Dispatch 855-342-5138 | Information 218-349-8930

What We Do


Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have portable repeaters for clear communication in remote areas. Our team also utilizes an advanced drone with cameras and thermal capabilities.


Our team is available to assist in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. We can assist with clearing areas and searching for survivors as well as tracking and managing the search and recovery efforts. Our team is trained to use the NIMS framework as well as the FEMA marking system for seamless integration with other teams.

About Our Team

The Minnesota Search & Rescue team was established in August 2018. Our team members are from conservative Christian communities in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota, who are passionate about helping others in time of need.

Our goal is to be an effective resource to assist local law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, park services, and other responsible agencies with missing person searches.

We strive to maintain proficiency in our skills and work hard to stay current in training and equipment. Since our team is volunteer based, we do not charge for our services. Our ultimate goal is to show the compassion and love of Christ to people in distress.

Our Equipment

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Command Trailer

Matrice 300 Drone

GPS Tracking & Mapping Software

Staging Trailer

Our Training

Our team works hard to be proficient at what we do. We take our certificates and training seriously and do what we can to increase our knowledge of search and rescue topics. This continued training increases our efficiency and makes our scenes safer for all involved.


All Minnesota SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:

CPR & First Aid  •  ICS 100 & 700

Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:

State Approved Boaters Safety Course  •  BICO Cold Weather SAR
Infection Control Techniques  •  Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens
Helicopters in Search & Rescue  •  EMT  •  Mountain Rescue Operations
National Park Service SAR  •  ICS 200


Your countless efforts and hours did not go unnoticed. We will never forget your willingness to come all this way to help us. Thank you!

They have a phenomenal team and the technology they have was priceless.

You are all extremely professional, hardworking and demonstrated the ability to execute a well-organized search plan.

I wish I had a recording of what my deputies had to say about working with our team members.

Your agency’s commitment and the commitment of your volunteers was incredibly helpful to our department and did not go unnoticed.

I’m glad to see Christian Aid Ministries is here, now God is on the scene!

Our Team

Andrew Sadler
Brad Chupp
Byron Miller
Cleon Wenger
Curtis Fox
Curtis Martin
Daniel Chupp
Daryl Miller
Ernest Rohrer
Jaden Stauffer
Japheth Stauffer
Jason Miller
Jeff Zimmerman
Jeffrey Zimmerman
Jeffrey Chupp
Joshlyn Martin
Joshua Dehn
Justin Gingerich
Karl Miller
Kelton Rohrer
Kevin Zook
Lance Zook
Lindel Rohrer
Linford Martin
Lynn Zook
Lyndon Miller
Marlin Miller
Michael Gingerich
Mike Chupp
Norman Steiner
Sheldon Zook
Wayne Stauffer

Recent Activity & Incidents

DatesIncident LocationOperationTeam(s) Involved
Nov 17, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023Eagan, MNWilderness/WaterMinnesota
Sep 20, 2023Sanborn, MNWildernessMinnesota
Sep 10, 2023Williams, MNWildernessMinnesota
Aug 22, 2023 - Aug 23, 2023Hovland, MNWildernessMinnesota
Jul 27, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023Red Eagle, MNWildernessMinnesota
Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023Hastings, MNWildernessMinnesota
May 14, 2023Catawba, WIWildernessMinnesota
May 11, 2023 - May 13, 2023Nemadji, MNWildernessMinnesota
Nov 25, 2022Eagan, MNLandMinnesota
Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022McGregor, MNLandMinnesota
Oct 31, 2022Eagan, MNLandMinnesota
Aug 03, 2022Morris, MNWildernessMinnesota
Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 20, 2022Puposky, MNWildernessMinnesota
May 30, 2022Baxter, MNWildernessMinnesota
May 14, 2022Eagle Lake, MNWater/LandMinnesota
May 06, 2022 - May 07, 2022Bemidji, MNWildernessMinnesota
Feb 09, 2022Albert Lea, MNWildernessMinnesota
Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021St. Croix State Forest, MNWildernessMinnesota
Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021St. Croix State Park, MNWildernessMinnesota
Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021Bemidji, MNLandMinnesota