Mark, along with his wife Kerstin and sons Titus and Seth are a tremendous blessing to church family. Mark is serving as our lead Teaching Pastor and loves spending time with people especially his family. Mark relaxes by being outdoors fishing and hunting.
"In college I was running after the world and as this world was falling apart, I began to understand the grace that is found in a relationship with Jesus. In February 1994, I finally surrendered and Jesus took my broken life and gave me a new life, the abundant life that stretches into eternity."
Associate Pastor: Lou Jenkins
Lou is married to Veronica and they have two kids: Leland and Morgan. The Jenkins have lived in Gillette since 2008. Lou is serving as our Associate Pastor and he loves hanging out with his family, going for a hike and he loves to read.
"I grew up in church, I knew the rules, and I knew how to act the part. I even made a profession of faith at a very early age, but it wasn't until some years later that I truly understood my sinfulness and need of a Savior. I embraced the truth of the Gospel and Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He's changed everything!
Robby has lived in Gillette now for over 10 years. He enjoys anything related to sports especially, bow hunting, hiking and camping. Robby helps lead a community groups and loves spending time with our church family.
"I grew up in a Christian home but my faith really came alive and flourished during my college years. I love serving Christ knowing that it is nothing that I have done to deserve His love and faithfulness."
Elder: Timothy Young
Personal Testimony:Commitment Story
I was raised in a church going family, heard the gospel many times as a youth and attended summer camps. I found out later in life that I had never really taken the gospel to heart evidenced by my lascivious lifestyle including partying and self-indulgence in many forms of sin. I committed my life to Christ around January 2003. It was then that Christ began to do an amazing work in my heart. The bondage to sin and the flesh was broken by the love of God in Christ. It is by grace that I have been saved through faith, not of myself, but a gift of God, I have naught to boast in save Christ. Thank you Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Children's Coordinator: EmmaJulia Edsall
EmmaJulia and her husband Spencer have lived in Gillette since 2018. She grew up in the Denver area but went to school in Durango and Laramie. EmmaJulia serves as the children’s coordinator and enjoys spending time with family, playing games, and backpacking.
Personal Testimony: I grew up going to church but always felt something was missing in my relationship with God. It was only when I started to study the Bible that God’s love captivated and changed me. For the first time I felt the joy and hope of the Holy Spirit. The Lord has given me new life and it is my daily prayer that He will use me to bring Him glory.
Office Administrator: Vickie Schmidt
I have lived in Gillette, this time, since 1985. I graduated from CCHS, graduated from business school, was married and had two children. I became a widow in 1986 and stayed in Gillette and raised my two fantastic kids. My goal for them, as a single mom, was that they would graduate from high school and not go to jail; with God’s help, each of them helped me reach those goals and they have become remarkable adults with awesome families. I have learned to trust and lean on God more than I ever thought possible in these many years of single parenthood. Shopping at garage sales, consignment and thrift stores, and clearance racks brings me great joy and fulfillment.
Testimony: I grew up in a one-sided Christian home with my mother, being the Christian influence. I loved Sunday School and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Protector and was baptized at the age of seven in a horse trough in a very small church in Kansas. God has let me experience many faith building events since he and I became friends and I am very thankful for those tough times and his love and grace to see me through them.
Facilities Manager: Cara Rodgers
Testimony: From the time I was a little girl, I have been taught about the Lord. However, my faith was founded on rules and fears.
Not until my adult years did I genuinely understand God’s love and grace, and the gravity of what He did for me on the cross.
My desire is for God to use me to bring honor to His name.