Minnesota Search & Rescue Minnesota Search & Rescue

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.

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About Our Team

The Minnesota Search & Rescue team was established in August 2018. Our 33 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

• 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

• State Approved Boaters Safety Course
• BICO Cold Weather SAR
• Infection Control Techniques
• Preventing Blood-borne Pathogens
• Helicopters in Search & Rescue
• 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!

— Family member

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

— Daughter of missing male

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

— Kandiyohi Sheriff

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

— Traverse County Sheriff

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

— Becker County Sheriff

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

— EMS Worker, Kandiyohi County

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Our Team

Allen Nolt
Andrew Sadler
Brad Chupp
Byron Miller
Christopher Kraemer
Cleon Wenger
Curtis Fox
Curtis Martin

Daniel Chupp
Daryl Miller
Ernest Rohrer
Japheth Stauffer
Jason Miller
Jeff Zimmerman
Jeffrey Chupp
Justin Burkholder

Joshlyn Martin
Joshua Dehn
Justin Gingerich
Karl Miller
Kelton Rohrer
Kevin Zook
Lance Zook
Lindel Rohrer

Linford Martin
Lynn Zook
Lyndon Miller
Marlin Miller
Matthew Kraemer
Michael Gingerich
Mike Chupp
Norman Steiner
Sheldon Zook

Recent Activity & Incidents


Incident Location


Nov 25, 2022

Eagan, MN


Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022

McGregor, MN


Oct 31, 2022

Eagan, MN


Aug 03, 2022

Morris, MN


Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 20, 2022

Puposky, MN


May 30, 2022

Baxter, MN


May 14, 2022

Eagle Lake, MN


May 06, 2022 - May 07, 2022

Bemidji, MN


Feb 09, 2022

Albert Lea, MN


Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021

St. Croix State Forest, MN


Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

St. Croix State Park, MN


Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021

Bemidji, MN


Jun 08, 2021 - Jun 09, 2021

Lake Lillian, MN


Mar 25, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021

Coon Rapids, MN


Mar 05, 2021

Bloomington, MN


Jul 22, 2020

Wright County, MN


Jun 21, 2020

Wheaton, MN


Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020

Spicer, MN


Apr 10, 2020

Shevlin, MN


Oct 19, 2019

Belden, MN


~ Submit Incident Report

Dates: 11/25/2022
Location: Eagan, MN
Operation: Land
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 11/10/2022 - 11/11/2022
Location: McGregor, MN
Operation: Land
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 10/31/2022
Location: Eagan, MN
Operation: Land
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 08/03/2022
Location: Morris, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 07/19/2022 - 07/20/2022
Location: Puposky, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 05/30/2022
Location: Baxter, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 05/14/2022
Location: Eagle Lake, MN
Operation: Water/Land
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 05/06/2022 - 05/07/2022
Location: Bemidji, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 02/09/2022
Location: Albert Lea, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota
Dates: 11/26/2021 - 11/27/2021
Location: St. Croix State Forest, MN
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Minnesota

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