Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Larry Maley’s interim term was completed on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.

We thank God for the time he has spent with us.  His guidance, caring, passion, knowledge and his never ending belief in Jesus Christ has spread to our congregation.  Well done faithful servant, we are grateful.

We are happy to announce that we will have Rev. Larry & Cyndi Maley back for a time of transition as temporary pulpit supply.  He will begin Sunday, November 17th through Sunday, January 5th.  His duties are limited to the following:

•Lead worship and preach for regular and special worship services

•Provide hymn selections

•Assist with home communion and visitation

Beginning Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, the Rev. Jon Nelson will become our next full time Pastor.  We welcome Pastor Jon to our church.

A little bit about Pastor Jon and Family

  • Born and raised in Southern California. Never surfed but enjoys the beach

  • Married to Michelle for twenty-one years. (Michelle was also born and raised in Southern California. They met after college while attending the same church.)

  • Jon and Michelle have one daughter, Karah Renee. Karah is 18 years old. In the fall, she began studying Musical Theater at Rockford University

  • Musical taste: Eclectic – Bruno Mars to Green Day to David Crowder to Johnny Cash

  • Favorite Hymns: Lord of the Dance & Thine Is the Glory

  • Favorite Apostle: Barnabas

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Home projects

  • Classic and modern fiction

  • College football and English Premier League Soccer

  • Guitar

  • Cross country skiing

  • Amateur tech-geek

  • Travel

  • Coffee roasting

Self-Care Practices:

  • Exercise

  • Daily devotion and prayer

  • Spiritual direction/Coaching/Counseling

  • Sabbath observance

  • Boundary training

  • Professional reading and study

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith…”

Hebrews 12:1-2