Since arriving at Harvest Ridge over five years ago, Jed's encouragement to Harvest Ridge has been, "be strong and courageous!" Practicing what he preaches, Jed has led Harvest Ridge into a culture of mission and outreach. His ministry experience is extensive; from being the child of Wycliffe missionaries in Mexico to answering a call to ministry which has led him to experiences as a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, and now Senior Pastor. Outside of Harvest Ridge, Jed, is a busy husband and father, finding great joy in spending time with his family. Along with many other area pastors, Jed's second office is a Starbucks across the street from Harvest Ridge. The church staff describes Jed as humble, creative, visionary, TEAM builder and leader.
Nancy, born in New York but a Kansan since age 6, is a natural at her staff position, Ministry Coordinator. She states, "I feel God has equipped me to use my life experiences to encourage and support others." Nancy and her husband Gary, have been instrumental in establishing Harvest Ridge's deep and growing relationship with True Light Ministries. When not involved in ministry, Nancy enjoys the quiet of her sewing room or the craziness of a family get-together. The staff describes Nancy as a Godly friend and a positive influence. About working with the church staff, Nancy shares, "GOD is first. When He is the main thing all others seem to fall in place." In terms of ministry, this couldn't be more true.
Debbie, a preacher's kid, has been managing the Harvest Ridge office for over 18 years. She and her husband, Red, have 3 grown daughters and are immensely enjoying their grandchildren, Cline and Livvie. Born and raised in northwest Missouri, it's no surprise that she's a huge fan of NWMSU football. Besides college football and spoiling the grandkids, Debbie enjoys playing in the local orchestra, her musical talent a little known attribute. About the church staff, Debbie shares that she loves the TEAM culture; "I love working together; feeling supported and helping to support and encourage my team members". The other staff members describe Debbie as "Super Woman", kind, smart and VERY important!
Missy has been part of the ministry of Harvest Ridge for over 15 years. Missy shares, "Besides my husband, cats, nieces and nephews, nothing brings me more pleasure than worshiping with the Harvest Ridge family." When young, Missy "played church" with childhood friends, which prepared her well. Answering a call to pastoral ministry, Missy is pursuing a seminary degree. As part of the Pastoral Team, Missy plays a key role in helping shape sermon series. preaching, leading the care ministry and managing communications at Harvest Ridge. The staff describes her as talented, generous, dedicated, creative and pastoral.
Kyle, also known as the "CSI guy", loves technology and would be lost without his iPhone. His greatest joy, however, comes from the students he is privileged to know through Revolution Student Ministries, and loves being able to see the students "get it". Kyle comes to Harvest Ridge through a partnership with Community Life Church. As a result of these churches coming together, the student ministry has a greater presence in the community. Kyle enjoys sports and is often seen at local school events cheering on the students. The Harvest Ridge staff describes Kyle as courageous, energetic, and passionate, working with a quiet determination. Kyle relies on the TEAM culture at Harvest Ridge and shares, "I wouldn’t be able to reach students without the help of other adults who love students, too."
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