Our family moved to Hillsboro from Cambridge, Minnesota. My wife, Carol, teaches English as a second language at Sunset Elementary School in Salina and we have three boys, Joel, Micah, & Levi. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, attending our children’s extracurricular activities and spending time together as a family. My passion for the church is to provide the kind of leadership that God can use to continue to form us into a Biblically functioning community that cares deeply for one another and is devoted to the mission God has given us to share His love and truth with the world around us. My sincere hope is that with God’s help we will increasingly grow toward reaching our full redemptive potential as a church. In preparation for ministry I received a Bachelors of Science in Christian Education from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska and have completed my Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN. We’re very grateful that God has called us to serve at HMBC and we look forward to the ways in which He will continue to shape us into all He desires us to be.
Children and Family Pastor
I grew up in Chapman, KS with my parents and three older sisters where I lived out the ‘loud’ and ‘center-of-attention’ stereotypes of a youngest child. I met, but did not date, my husband, Lee, when I attended Tabor College from 2004-2006. I transferred to Azusa Pacific University in California for my junior and senior year and graduated with a BA in Communication Studies in May 2008. Shortly after graduation, Lee and I reconnected at our best friends’ wedding and we were married exactly a year later.
Lee was a Junior High Youth Pastor at Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church in Reedley, California while I did some part-time jobs, worked on my Masters of Public Administration, and became a stay-at-home mom when our daughter Lydia Jane was born in July 2010. We moved back to HIllsboro when Lee took the Director of Admissions position at Tabor College in August 2011 and I completed my masters program with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management and Leadership just four months later. We immediately got plugged in to the amazing church body at HMBC and together we served as volunteers in the high school ministry program for a little less than a year before I became the Youth Pastor in July 2012. I will be continuing my education in Youth Ministry and Seminary.
I love Hillsboro and could not be more thankful for where God has brought my family. I work with Junior High and High School students because I believe God has called me to this ministry--it’s just a perk that I think they are totally awesome human beings and love any opportunity to be silly with them. My ‘life verses’ are Isaiah 30:15-21. “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. . . .Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying “This is the way; walk in it.”
Worship Music & Choir Director
Senior Adult Pastor
Crisis Care Pastor
Kid's Connection Director
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