MEET THE STAFF

Get to know our leadership team, and feel free to drop them an email.
 
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JOHN MITCHAM – LEAD PASTOR
John was born in Miami, FL. He has a Bachelors in Divinity from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Bolivar, MO, and a Masters in Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Along with his pastoral ministry, he is very involved in mission work with orphans and pastors in India, and men’s accountability groups. His passions are evangelism, recovery ministries, preaching, and men’s accountability. He enjoys hanging out with his wife, Griselle, spending time with friends (new and old), cooking (especially smoking meats with his “Big Green Egg”), fishing, reading, watching UFC, and re-watching “The Godfather” whenever he can. He dislikes fixing things around the house, days that are cold and dark, and movies like “Sleepless in Seattle.” Send John an email here.
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JON DUEY – STUDENT & TEACHING PASTOR
Jon was born in Clinton, IA. He has been married to his wife, Sarah, for 15 years, and has 3 kids (Ruthie, Micah, and Emelia). He has a Bachelors in Youth Ministry & Adolescent Studies from Judson College in Elgin, IL, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Jon has been doing youth ministry for 18 years (Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin), and has been on staff here for 9 years. His passions are to interact with energetic teenagers, to see them follow Jesus, and to see committed adult leaders model faith for students. He enjoys the Chicago Bears, Chicago pizza, and Chicago hot dogs. However, he’s convinced that pickles and cats are evil and a result of Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God. Send Jon an email here.
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MIKE COFFMAN – EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Mike was born in Baton Rouge, LA. He has a Bachelors in Biblical Leadership & Discipleship. Prior to answering the call to ministry in 2003, he worked as an Executive Chef in various kitchens for 15 years. Mike is passionate about seeing people totally transform how they live as they learn to walk closer to their savior, Jesus Christ. In his free time, he enjoys playing disc golf, hiking with his family, and cheese toast. He can’t stand snakes or being “short-sheeted.” Send Mike and email here.
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BEN SEGEBART – CONNECTIONS PASTOR
Ben was born in Indianola, IA. He has a Bachelors in Christian Ministry with a minor in Bible from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. Prior to his current position, he worked in construction and motorcycle sales. Ben loves seeing a person’s beliefs change the way they live, and enjoys how he is able to connect people with each other and with opportunities that will grow their understanding of God. He enjoys coffee and motorcycle rides to nowhere, but dislikes flat tires and mowing grass. Send Ben an email here.
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JEREMY NELSON – STUDENT PASTOR
Jeremy was born in Blaine, MN. He has a Bachelors in Biblical Studies with a minor in Christian Ministries from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.  Before coming on staff in 2013, Jeremy volunteered in various youth ministries, was a summer staff member and Counseling Director at Silver Birch Ranch, and interned in the youth ministry under Pastor Jon Duey. He is passionate about building relationships with students. He enjoys spending time with his wife, playing basketball, and eating food; he dislikes onions and bad drivers. Send Jeremy an email here.
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STEPH STEVESON – CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR
Steph was born in Boone, IA, and grew up in Cedar Falls, IA. She and her husband, Steve, have been married for over 30 years, and have 3 grown daughters. She attended the University of Northern Iowa with coursework focusing on public relations. Prior to joining the staff, Steph worked as a Parent-Educator Coordinator for AEA 11. She is passionate about providing children with a loving and safe ministry environment. She enjoys music, reading, outdoor activities, and caramel. Send Steph an email here.