Lead Pastor - Tim Asbill Jr.
Pastor Tim Asbill Jr and his wife Anita come to us from Minnesota. They have been in full-time ministry for over 22 years. Pastor Tim grew up in Southeastern Kansas and is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. He has served as Lead pastor in 3 churches in Iowa and Minnesota. He also has served as a youth pastor in Iowa and Michigan. He loves to BBQ, watch football both college and professional sports and enjoys spending time with his two girls and his church family.
Worship Pastor - Jason Zehr Pastor Jason and his wife Amy come to us from right here in Mitchell, where they have lived for the past 20 years. Jason received his Bachelor of Music Education degree (with vocal instrument emphasis) from Houghton College in 1996, graduated Cum Laude. Jason has served as a worship lead in Mitchell and the surrounding areas for the last 20 years. He continues to give private guitar and voice lessons and is an adjunct professor for Dakota Wesleyan University since 2012. He enjoys comedy movies and Lego's and spending time with their dog Jigs.
Youth Pastor - Michaela Jones Pastor Michaela is a Mitchell native. She and her husband Adam have 3 daughters: Jaydyn - 14 years old, and Portlyn and Braelyn - 7 years old. Michaela has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from South Dakota State University and is a full time Middle School/High School Science teacher at Mitchell Christian School. Her hobbies include learning and growing closer to Christ, encouraging and building people up, traveling, organizing, being outdoors, scuba diving, and living intentionally.
Hispanic Church Planter/Pastor - Jonathan Lara Jonathan is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to the United States in February of 2008. He felt God's calling 5 years ago to full-time service in pastoral ministry. He helped in the Church at Huron, leading worship and whatever else was needed. In May of 2013 he moved to Aberdeen where he and Cassie were married. They have been serving in Aberdeen's “The Corner” and also in the Fuente de Agua Viva Church. They were both called to move to Mitchell to start an Hispanic church, Iglesia del Nazareno La Cosecha, which means 'Church of the Nazarene Of the Harvest.' Their hobbies include travelling, reading, canoeing, and playing board games.
Office Administrator - Paula Brandner Paula is originally from Wagner, SD, but has lived in Mitchell for 20 years. Her family includes her husband Rick, son Evan - 22, and daughter Madeline - 19. Since moving to Mitchell, Paula has owned her own cleaning business and worked as a secretary at a New York Life agency and Mitchell Christian School. Her hobbies include quilting, gardening, reading, vacationing with her family, spending time with friends, and Bible Studies.