The 57-year-old pastor and spiritual leader of Concordia Lutheran Church in Williston, ND who is forced to resign at the end of the film. He now sells oil drilling equipment.
Jay Reinke's wife.
An overnighter from Spokane, WA who becomes the pastor's assistant and oversees the overnighter program until it is revealed that he has an old conviction for a sex offense. He feels betrayed and angry when Reinke asks him to move out of the church.
An overnighter from Antigo, WI who finds a job, gets a promotion and looks for a place to park a trailer so he can bring his girlfriend and baby to stay with him. They come for a visit, but don't stay. He is forced to return to Wisconsin after he is injured in a car accident.
An overnighter and electrician from Tifton, GA who comes to Williston in the hope of earning money for his struggling family. He finds a job, but ultimately leaves because his absence threatens his family ties.
An overnighter from New York City who becomes disillusioned with Williston and with Reinke when he is asked to leave the Reinke home so that the pastor can offer space to Keith Graves.
An overnighter from Los Angeles who stays in the pastor's home; his presence creates controversy because he is a registered sex offender.