Our Deacons

"...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43-45 NRSV)

Steve Heldenbrand

"If it's worth doing it's worth doing right."

Family: Wife - Ruth | Son - Ryan (Alyssa) | Daughter - Dana | Granddaughter - Autumn |  Grandson - Milo

Favorites: Restaurant - Ponaks

Scripture: "when I am afraid, I put my trust in you." (Psa 56:3 NRSV) - "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."  (Psa 37:4 NRSV)


Bill Ford

Family: Wife - Debby | Sons - Brian (Holly) and Zach (Alisha) Ford | Step-Daughters - Rachel (Barry) Hudnall, Deana (Joel) Sizer, Sarah (Tyler) Pedersen | Grandchildren - Noah, Easton, Larkyn, Caroline, Owen

Work: Automotive Mechanic, (Owner) Dry Storage Facility

Favorites: Food - Many Cuisines | Hobby - Outdoor Activities | Music - Everything | Author - Richard Foster | Scripture - 1 Cor. 13:1-3

Terry Nigh

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13 NRSV)

"I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Josh 1:9 NRSV)

Family: Marta (wife)

Work: Retired Teacher, Coach and Bus Driver at Hamilton R-II School District

Favorites: Loves watching sports and camping

Dean Bowers

"Anything bad comes from Dean.  Anything good from Nancy and most of all our heavenly Father."

"I tell tall tales that are mostly true"

Family: Wife - Nancy | Children - Brenda, De Ann, Robert, Cathy & Carey | Many extended family

Work: Retired Kansas City Police, Bus Driver for 17 years

Favorites: Food - Ice Cream | Music - Country & Old Hymns | Book - Bible & Farm Related | Hobbies - Cars, Tractors and Farming | Scripture John 1:1-3

Ed Segar

"Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!" - from army helicopter crew members.

Family: Wife - Bonnie | Daughter - Lori (Cameron) | Son - Jason (Jennifer) | Grandchildren - Mackenzie, Wade, Gabby, Izzy, Lilly

Work: Vietnam Veteran, Xerox Corporation (32 years)

Favorites: Food - BBQ | Music - Contemporary Christian & Classic Rock | Hobbies - fixing things |

Other: Ed helps teach our 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School Class

"Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."  (Phil 4:8 NRSV)

Jerry Cook

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Rom 10:13 NRSV)

Family: Wife - Robin | Daughter - Jacey

Work: Missouri Department of Transportation | Retired from J&R Meat Processors (31 years).

Favorites: Hunting & Fishing

Other: Jerry is very active in different areas throughout our community