Lead Pastor Don Yates
Pastor Don has been in pastoral ministry since 1994, serving in churches in Texas and Illinois. Don is passionate about preaching, discipleship, men’s ministry, and leadership in the local church.
Don and Kim were married in 1993 and have three great kids: Amanda (22), Seth (20), and Austin (14). He received his B.A. in History from Cal Poly Pomona, where he received Christ through the ministry of Cru.
Don has a background in business, but he left the business world early in his career to pursue pastoral ministry. He earned a M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1993 and is presently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Faith Seminary in Lafayette, IN.
In his free time, he enjoys fantasy football, college football, shooting, running around with his family, and playing tug-o-war with his dog.
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Pastor of Discipleship Spencer Sommerlot
Pastor Spencer grew up in rural northwest Iowa and felt a call to ministry while in high school. After graduating, he attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN where he majored in General Ministry, Bible, and Kinesiology. This is where he met and fell in love with Jenny. Following graduation in June 2009, they got married and now have three boys.
Both Spencer and Jenny have a huge heart for the Lord and what He is doing in the lives of the people in Milaca and the surrounding community. Intentional relationships and discipleship play an integral part in encouraging people to follow Jesus.
When Pastor Spencer is not at church, he can be found hunting, fishing, working out, spending time with his three sons, Jack, Sawyer, and Nash, or remodeling.
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Pastor of Youth and Outreach Matt Cluraghty
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