We had a wonderful GATHERING in Lake Geneva, WI!  There were many compliments on the location so we will try to return to this property in the future.  We presented the restructuring results at the business meeting and announced our three key initiatives for the next decade:

NOW Healthy Churches

NEXT Generation Leaders

NEW Church Plants

Here is our new Future Forward marketing piece.

As we promote our three initiatives, we will use these new marketing pieces as well.

Soon we will be launching our new website with resource toolboxes for leaders and churches in each of the above areas of ministry focus.  We will also include a technology toolbox.

We awarded the following RICHEY’s at THE GATHERING 2021:

Phil & Marcie Ramsey
Beloit, Wisconsin
NOW Healthy Churches

Kevin Starkey
Des Moines, Iowa
NEXT Generation Leaders

Josh & Lindsey Ramirez
Eden, Wisconsin
NEW Church Plants

Special thanks to all of our pastors in honor of Pastor Appreciation month!

Bruce Pfadenhauer
Central Region Director


Pastor Peter & Cheyenne Otis, new pastors in Swea City, IA, welcomed Miss Rebekah Robin into their world on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Congratulations to the Otis family!

Rev. Jacob & Jelsa Grotjan, Harvest Bible College professor from Tool, TX, welcomed Miss Zara Ember into their world on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Congratulations to the Grotjan family!


Pastor Del Lumbard, retired pastor attending Experience Church in Des Moines, IA, passed away on September 17, 2021.  Please keep his family in your prayers.  You can view the obituary here.

Missionary Joy Brown, who ministered with her husband Del and her parents Bill & Fayth in Mexico, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Please be in prayer for her family.