Who We Are
The Christian growth of our youth, The spiritual growth of our families, The religious growth of our community, The physical growth of our facilities, The missional growth of our church.
We are the people of God sharing the love of God
devoted to 3 things:
Loving God, Growing in God, and Serving God
Our Church Staff:
We are “playing coaches”– a team of ‘sheepdogs’ nudging each other, this church and a community we love closer to our Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. Phyllis Provost-Saas, Pastor
Pastor Phyllis has a passion for God and for doing whatever it takes to help people have a personal relationship with the God who loves them and to help them to continually experience God’s Word in fresh, new and personal ways, relevant in their day-to-day lives. Her doctoral degree is in Pastoral Counseling and she stands ready to encourage and coach others as they seek to find the inner strength they need, and a faith that will keep them going!
Ben Cole, Youth Director
Ben is a seminary student at St. Paul School of Theology coming to us from Girard, KS, where he has been serving three small United Methodist congregations as their pastor. Called to youth ministry, he is excited about his opportunity to serve here! Ben has served as a core counselor at Camp Chippewa and done internships in youth ministry at both the Hope Center in Jackson, TN, and the Austin Christian Fellowship in Austin, TX. A 2012 graduate of Pittsburg State University where he received a B.S. in Sociology, Ben loves spending time with people and especially reaching out with the love and message of Christ. He also enjoys sports, camping, fishing, guitar, theatre and technical production and cooking, and was a part of the Worship Band at Pittsburg State.
Kent Stuckey, Music Director
Kent is not only an outstanding musician, himself, he also leads and coordinates our church’s music program, including the chancel choir, handbell choir, beginning children’s chimes, an instrumental group–Jammerz!– and a ROCKIN’ praise team!
Tracy Winter, Church Treasurer & Office Manager
Tracy keeps the church office running like clockwork. You can often find our “Unofficial Mama’s Helper Treasurer” in the office with her, helping her get the job done–and brightening up the lives of everyone who comes to the office!
Craig Stranathan, Media Coordinator
Craig is our go-to tech wizard! He’s the one who makes the magic happen through video, lights and sound! The media team at our church is in the process of growing and adding new components. If you want to help with video, technology, lights, and sound on Sundays and other special services, let Craig know!
Marilyn Lemmons, Nursery Coordinator
Marilyn coordinates our caregiving to make sure all our precious treasures of God receive personal attention, love and care.
Sally and Gail Klinginsmith, Custodial Staff Coordinators
Sally and Gail’s team work with our Trustees and other volunteers to maintain and care for our beautiful grounds and facilities.