Associate Pastor- Children

Associate Pastor- Children

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1) What is your job at Compass Evangelical Free Church?

My job at Compass EFC is to provide leadership and oversight in all areas of ministry to children birth through 5th grade. I am responsible for recruiting, training, and developing a small army of volunteers who faithfully serve in our nursery, preschool, Sunday school, children’s church, and Awana programs. I take a special interest in encouraging parents as they assume the role as the primary disciplers of their children.

2) What is the favorite part of your job?

Presenting the good news of Jesus Christ to kids and staff lunch at Rio Grande.

3) Where are you from?

Cherokee, Iowa

4) Who is in your family?

I’ve been married for 20 years to my super-cool wife, Karen. I have 3 kids that I’m crazy about- Ruth (9th grade), Ed (7th grade), & Nora (4th grade).

5) What’s your favorite bible verse?

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” – Galatians 6:14

6) I recommend…

Book: Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship -by Robbie Castleman

Book: Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters who Walk with God -by Voddie Baucham Jr.

7) These are a few of my favorite things…

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Family Movie Night, Mizzou Football, Pepsi One, Operation Christmas Child


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