About Us

Our heart for you

Led by Pastors Gary and Kristi Graner, Dare To Believe Ministries (DTB) focuses on Bible-based teaching and mentoring by empowering and encouraging you to learn how to recognize God’s voice, discover His purpose for your life and receive keys to spiritual freedom and healing.

Our Story

1990 | Starting Out

Kristi served in several pastoral roles at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville, Minnesota for nearly 20 years and the Senior Leadership Team for more than a decade. She started the church’s small group ministry in 1990, oversaw Hosanna!’s leadership development and led the church’s prayer, revelatory and freedom ministries. Through these experiences she discovered a passion for equipping and coaching people to discover their spiritual gifts, leadership skills and life purpose.

2008 | New Beginnings

As ministry opportunities continued to grow in the United States and around the world, Kristi and her husband Gary knew it was time to step out in faith. Together they launched Dare to Believe Ministries. Kristi continues to teach at Hosanna! and other Christian venues throughout the United States and abroad.

Meet the team

Kristi & Gary Graner


Founder/Director of Dare to Believe Ministries
Kristi’s heart’s desire is to teach others to listen to, discern and follow God’s leading. She holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and Spiritual Formation from St. Mary’s College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to serving on the Senior Leadership Team at Hosanna! Church, she has mentored under John Paul Jackson and the Sozo team from Bethel Church in Redding, California.


Gary has served in the marketplace as a manager, leader, pastor and consultant for more than 30 years. His heart passion is to combine his business leadership skills with Kingdom growth in the marketplace. He also loves to do outreach in a variety events in the greater Twin Cities area.

Rebecca Ribnick

For sixteen years, Rebecca suffered from an incredibly painful disease, all the while believing that God made her sick for a purpose she didn’t or couldn’t understand. Then Jesus radically healed her and rewrote her future.

As a ministry school graduate from Bethel in Redding, California, Rebecca also holds a BA in Communications and has traveled extensively teaching about healing – what it is and how to understand what Jesus did 2,000 years ago today. Her passion for seeing believers walk in their identity, destiny and calling flow through her fun, funny and joy-filled communication style.

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