Dr. Rich Grassel
As the senior pastor, Rich Grassel is responsible for providing the vision and leadership necessary for the church to become the church “ekklesia”. He does this through various educational venues such as the Sunday morning sermons, biblical studies, and book studies. Additionally, he supervises the church staff and committees, visits those is need of counseling, and is involved with various community endeavors.
As the church’s administrator, Mike helps the people and ministries of the church share both within the congregation and outside the walls of the church. He helps maintain the website, generates weekly newsletters, prepares materials for Sunday worship, coordinates various studies and events throughout the year, keeps the church’s records updated, and acts as the public contact point for the church. He currently is a Staff Scientist and GIS Specialist at an environmental consulting firm.
As the youth director, Jordan Grassel is responsible for educating our junior and senior high students on the Gospel and how they can apply Jesus’ teaching into daily life. After graduating from Geneva College with a Bachelors in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations, God blessed him with the opportunity to work with students who are fun and unique in their own way. He enjoys fostering relationships, and supporting students through difficult stages of life.
Children’s Ministries Director
As the director of all children’s ministries, Holly is responsible for managing the Children’s Church, Kidz Klub, and Vacation Bible School programs. Additionally, she educates students on foundations of the Bible and its importance in life. As a certified paraprofessional for special needs students, Holly finds great joy in teaching children and supporting them through all stages. She is dedicated to creating fun and engaging children’s programs that emphasize the love of Jesus Christ.
LITTLE SPROUTS PRESCHOOL
Director & Head Teacher
- Ed Naugle – Head Elder
- Rocky Lacher
- Frank Shuster
- Sean Doyle
- Kevin Crawford
- Ed Naugle – Trustees
- Kevin Crawford – Deacons
- Bonnie Lacher – Deaconesses
- Christine Niehenke & Lois Hillard – Ministry Aesthetics
- Holly Batykefer – Children’s Ministry
- Ruth Grassel – Missions
- Jim Niehenke – Security and Safety
- Kevin & Austin Crawford – A/V Team
- Debbie Crawford – Music
- Brianna Dofner – Marketing and Social Media