We believe that God has equipped every believer with gifts tailored to serve God's purposes in His Church. Among those gifts are leadership and service.
We believe in a team approach to leadership, in which both paid staff and volunteers join together to accomplish the work and ministry of the church. Leadership is both a privilege and a responsibility. We want to be intentional about identifying, encouraging, and nurturing men, women, and young people in the effective use of their gifts in God's Kingdom.
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, a TEAM builder, and a leader.
Nancy, born in New York, but a Kansan since age six, 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 into 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 three 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!
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