OUR LEAD PASTOR, Steve Couch
 
Pastor Steve and his wife Carol have been part of our church family since 2019. Steve and Carol grew-up in the same small town in Illinois, were high school sweethearts, and have been married since 1990. They have two amazing daughters, Erin, and Carlin.
 
Steve has a Master of Divinity Degree from Sangre de Cristo Seminary, and completed two years of study toward a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Denver Seminary before he and his family answered a call to the mission field of Kenya in 2012.  Steve has over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry and is passionate about following Jesus, making disciples, and equipping people to serve God’s Kingdom according to their unique gifts and passions.  Steve and Carol love to ride bikes together, be outdoors, and build relationships with people inside and outside the church.   
 
 
OUR WORSHIP DIRECTOR, Nathan Hawley
 
Nathan was raised in the small rural town of Wellington, Colorado.  Growing up, the Lord blessed him with parents who took him to church every week for as long as he can remember, and it was their simple act of obedience that would change Nathan’s life forever.  In Junior High School, God  used a youth pastor to first introduce Nathan to Jesus Christ and a few years later, the Lord would begin putting a desire for ministry in Nathan’s heart.  After some time playing the drums in Nashville, Tennessee, marrying the girl beyond his dreams, and obtaining a history degree from Colorado State University, Nathan set out to pursue a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  There, God would graciously continue to deepen Nathan’s passion for ministry as well as the Word of God.  After graduating seminary, the Lord brought Nathan and Kelly to North Iowa where Nathan served as a youth pastor for two years and now serves as Worship Director at Britt Free Church.  
 
In God’s kindness, Nathan and Kelly have three energetic boys, Jaden, Luke, and Ryan and a little girl on the way!  As a family, they like to go on walks, read stories, collect toys, watch movies, visit family and go on bike rides.  Above all though, the Hawley family seeks to worship the Lord in all that they do, proclaiming His mercies forevermore!
 
 
OUR YOUTH DIRECTOR, Chas Wyatt

 

Born in southeastern South Dakota, Chas Wyatt was the oldest of 12 children. He grew up having a close relationship with his family at home as well as his church family. It was through the influence of many God fearing adults and friends that the gospel entered into his life and he came to know the Lord in late elementary school. During middle school and high school, his involvement in the community and in ministries grew. In 2009 he spent his first summer working at Hidden Acres Christian Center which kick-started his desire to serve in full-time ministry working with the younger generation. After getting married in 2014, Chas and his wife Nicole were blessed with two kiddos William and Daisy. Chas took on a variety of ministry work with 6th-12th grade youth that started on a volunteer basis, but led to his lifelong calling of full-time ministry. 

Chas enjoys late nights spent watching new movies, playing board games, and hanging out with friends. If there is fun to be had, sleep can wait. But if the fish are biting, the camping weather is good, or there is a campfire with some eggs, tomatoes, or some nice crispy bacon, he won’t even wait for the sun to start the day. Whether it be doing something with his hands or sharing laughs with friends, life is about glorifying God through our joy and how we live.

But his love of fun is dwarfed in comparison to his appreciation of the grace of Christ demonstrated on the cross. A primary mission in his life is to see the upcoming generations experience the love of God and have their lives transformed by His grace and mercy.

 
 
Other Staff
 
Office Manager – Cherlyn Johnson
Assist.Office Manager – Katrina Peterson
Custodian – Tom Kardoes