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Blackhawk Ministries and Blackhawk Christian School Staff


  • Amber Kern

    Children's Ministry Director

  • Arlan & Linda Friesen

    Deacon

  • Audrey Hindle

    Facilities

  • Bill & Patty Culp

    Deacon

  • Cami Wharton

    Reception

  • Chad Burch

    Elder Chair

  • Chip Clark

    Worship Pastor

  • Christian Whitmer

    Outreach Pastor

  • Daniel Stewart

    Music Director

  • Dave & Gail Rosner

    Deacon

  • Don & Jane Seely

    Deacon

  • Doug Crane

    Elder

  • Ed Ritchart

    Worship & Production

  • Ethan Shaull

    Facilities

  • Jamie Mosier

    Business Office

  • Jim Doty

    Elder

  • Judy Study

    Business Office

  • Katie Dwyer

    Worship Assistant

  • Ken & Barbie Campbell

    Deacon

  • Leah Hilton

    Children's Ministry

  • Linda Pearson

    Executive Director / Head of Schools

  • Lou & Lori Toth

    Deacon

  • Mark “Weaz” Hammond

    Youth / Young Adult Pastor

  • Mark Ahrens

    Financial Controller

  • Milt & Monica Lengacher

    Deacon

  • Neil & Von Clay

    Deacon

  • Pastor Kevin Rivers

    Lead Pastor

  • Phil & Kathy Gallup

    Deacon

  • Phil Ferguson

    Elder

  • Rhys Barnhart

    Assistant Facilities Director

  • Rich Tavierne

    Associate Pastor - Adult/Care

  • Rick Raber

    Elder

  • Samantha Maurizi

    Assistant Children's Ministry Director

  • Steve Connelly

    Elder

  • Tate Study

    Facilities Director

  • Tonya Hammond

    Communications Assistant

  • Tyler Study

    Facilities

Amber Kern

Children's Ministry Director

Arlan & Linda Friesen

Deacon

We’ve been married for nearly 33 years and have four adult children. Linda has been at Blackhawk since age 8. We were
married in the chapel (now the Asylum) in 1984 and have served here ever since, except for a 10-year stint serving at the Love
Church. We currently participate in the Double Exposure life group and Marriage Matters, and teach children’s Sunday school
in the summer. We are thrilled to be experiencing the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in community with others,
being loved and loving others, learning and applying God’s living Word, worshipping together, and being with others who
desire to reach out to those around us.

Audrey Hindle

Facilities

Bill & Patty Culp

Deacon

We have been married 45 years this December. We have 3 adult children, 2 sons (Andrew, David) & a daughter (Sarah), all living
out-of-state (Madison, Wisconsin; Denver and San Diego) and 8 near-perfect grand-children, ages 18 mos. to 11 yrs. We have
been at Blackhawk since 1979, and are currently serving as shepherds over three LIFE Groups. We’re excited to be a part of
this new season at Blackhawk. We know that God has a great plan to mature us, and bring Him glory……and we don’t want to
miss it.

Cami Wharton

Reception

Chad Burch

Elder Chair

Renee and I have 3 children, Adam, Jack, and Allison.I am currently serving at Blackhawk as an Elder, LIFE Group Leader, and reNEW Board Member. I have also been involved with Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Crown Ministries, and as an Adult leader with the Kenya Trip in June 2011. I am excited for Blackhawks outward focus in helping our community by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. At the same time, equipping our body at Blackhawk with the truth from God’s word.

Chip Clark

Worship Pastor

Christian Whitmer

Outreach Pastor

Daniel Stewart

Music Director

Dave & Gail Rosner

Deacon

Don & Jane Seely

Deacon

Doug Crane

Elder

I have been married 32 years to Tammy and we have three grown children: Amy (now Krebs, married to Nick), Alyssa, and Austin, and 2 grandchildren: Avery and Knox. We have been at Blackhawk for 27 years, currently serving as Secretary of the Elder Board and lead a home LIFE Group that meets each Tuesday. We are excited to see God continue to pour out His grace and mercy on this church. I’m most excited about our current momentum as seen in the new waves of people coming to faith in Christ!

Ed Ritchart

Worship & Production

Ethan Shaull

Facilities

Jamie Mosier

Business Office

Jim Doty

Elder

Marie and I have been married 45 years and have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. I am currently a semi-retired CPA. I work during tax season, and garden and do yard work the rest of the year. Marie and I have attended Blackhawk for 37 years I am currently serving on the Elder Board and as the Corporate Secretary. Also, Marie and I help with the kids in 212. The exciting thing for me is the “new-ness” that I feel in what is happening. People are making new commitments (witness the raising of hands after every message), the baptisms, the making of budget virtually every week. We are on the move again; and Satan must hate it, so we need to beware.

Judy Study

Business Office

Katie Dwyer

Worship Assistant

Ken & Barbie Campbell

Deacon

We will celebrate 49 years of marriage this summer. We are blessed with three married daughters and seven grandchildren.
We have attended Blackhawk for nine years. Barbie sings in the choir. We serve together in the bus ministry. Ken is a substitute
teacher in Dialogue class and serves as a Shepherding Deacon. We are excited about the growth of the church, both spiritually
and numerically.

Leah Hilton

Children's Ministry

Linda Pearson

Executive Director / Head of Schools

Lou & Lori Toth

Deacon

We have been married 36 years, 2 children Matt and Lisa, 2 grandchildren. Lori is an RN and Lou is a retired Electrical
Engineer and full time college instructor. We both enjoy bicycling. Been at Blackhawk for 32 years. Served in many areas
such as Choir, Awana, Deacon, Small Group Leaders. Currently serving in the Mosaic LIFE Group. We are excited to see people
turning their lives to Christ and Baptism!

Mark “Weaz” Hammond

Youth / Young Adult Pastor

Mark Ahrens

Financial Controller

Milt & Monica Lengacher

Deacon

We have both been at Blackhawk and in the same ABF for about 11 years. We began dating after Milt’s first wife, Deana, went
home to heaven after a long illness. Milt has 2 daughters, both married, and 6 grandchildren. Milt serves as the ABF Excel Class
Leader and Monica serves with the Communion Deaconess team, and is a Greeter at Door 3 on Sunday morning. Over the
last 11 years, we have come to love the pure biblical, missional teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and the on-going closeness of
our ABF small group family. We are always asking the Lord for His vision and plan for us in regard to serving the King’s family
here at Blackhawk and wait in eager anticipation of future serving opportunities He brings to us.

Neil & Von Clay

Deacon

We have been married 50 years and have 3 children who graduated from BCS and 5 grandchildren have attended BCS. We
have been members of Blackhawk since 1974 (43 years.) Neil has been a deacon literally every year and a LIFE Group leader, first
for Young Marrieds, and then the Discovery Class. What excites me is God bringing Pastor Kevin and family to Blackhawk; and
God using him to draw people to Himself literally every week!

Pastor Kevin Rivers

Lead Pastor

Jessica and I have been married since 2006 and we have three amazing kids: Caleb, Callie, and Kya. We are also excited to be in the process of adding to our family through adoption. Our family came to Blackhawk in the fall of 2016 and it’s been a joy to become a part of this incredible church family. Serving as the pastor at Blackhawk Ministries is a privilege and a responsibility that we consider a family calling God has truly orchestrated as only He can do. Seeing Jesus made famous in our community and around the world not only excites me, it drives and compels me every single day to live and lead with purpose. I absolutely love helping people find hope through Jesus and seeing them get connected and equipped in His church!

Phil & Kathy Gallup

Deacon

We have been married 20 years and have 2 daughters – Adrienne (Neil) Wampole with Avery, Brynn and Teagan.
Tina (Scott) Cronkhite with Scottie Cronkhite and Alyssa (Morgan) Avila. I have been at Blackhawk since 1981. Kathy has
been at Blackhawk since 1989. I am in choir and Mosaic with Chris Mitchell. Kathy is also active in Mosaic, a Safe Families
coach, Deaconess and Nursery worker. I am energized by helping others through music in choir and the men’s octet,
praying for those in the LIFE Groups assigned to me and supporting those in the Mosaic Class. Kathy – Because my
vocation is service/people helping from 9-5+, I am energized by attending my LIFE Group and drinking in teaching during the
gathering each week. Time to re-fill my “gas tank”.

Phil Ferguson

Elder

Sheryl and I have been married for 39 years and have two daughters, Rachel and Vanessa, one son- in-law James, one grandson James Phillip. We have been members of Blackhawk for 5 years and serve in the following ministries: Elder, Marriage Matters ministry, Double Exposure, CubScouts and Church Security Team. We are excited about the Worship experience and serving in a Church where lives are being changed each week. The life community were we can connect with other believers.

Rhys Barnhart

Assistant Facilities Director

Rich Tavierne

Associate Pastor - Adult/Care

Rick Raber

Elder

Diane and I have been married for 27 years. God has given us 3 sons Caleb, Josh and Zach. I have been involved at various levels here at Blackhawk since 1986, I currently serve in the roles of elder, shepherding team member and Dialogue Life Group teacher. I am so excited to be at a place where my family is encouraged and challenged to model the life of Jesus every week. I am so grateful to be seeing the multi-generational body of Christ worshipping and serving side by side. We value a church family that has helped develop three sons from age 18-22, who prioritize their lives to participate and serve in ways that live out the gospel in their relationships outside of Blackhawk.

Samantha Maurizi

Assistant Children's Ministry Director

Steve Connelly

Elder

I have been married for 16 years to a beautiful woman who challenges me to become a better man of God. We have 5 boys: Donovan 15, Gabriel 13, Jadon born and deceased in 2005, Brennan 10, and Samuel 6. Members of Blackhawk for 10 years. Serving in Children’s Ministries, Blackhawk Ministries’ Life Group, NeighborLink, Blackhawk Christian School Board member, and BCS XC and Track Coach. Humbled to see God’s faithfulness, His provision and the refining He has showered upon the church and it’s ministries. Very encouraged to see how unified the church and Blackhawk Christian School have become. Excited to be a part of how God will use both to bless the community He wants us to reach.

Tate Study

Facilities Director

Tonya Hammond

Communications Assistant

Tyler Study

Facilities