THE PASTORS’ STORY

Jim and Joni moved to Louisburg, Kansas in August of 2016 after Jim graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity with emphasis in spiritual formation. Jim has filled the pulpit on numerous occasions throughout the past 10 years. He also served as an interim pastor in Michigan. Jim has been involved in youth ministries, men’s ministries, leading groups, head of the church board, and couples ministries for many years.
 
Jim graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a bachelor’s in psychology. Jim is certified as a SATP (sex addiction treatment provider). He offers individual and group counseling. He is also pursuing his Ed.D. in pastoral counseling.
 
Jim loves to read even when not in school. He considers himself a movie buff and enjoys playing pickleball and working out. Building relationships and counseling are passions of his.
 
Joni has been involved in youth ministries, women’s ministries and couple ministries for many years. She was on staff as a youth pastor, worship arts director and administrative pastor for 3 1/2 years. Joni also attended Tennessee Temple University which is where she and Jim met. She completed her studies at Nazarene Bible College.
 
Joni works full-time at AssistRx in Overland Park. She and Jim have one grown daughter who is married with two kids and lives in Harrisonville, Missouri. They have been married for 42 years. They have two dogs, Molly and Chevy who keep their home lively.
 
Joni’s passions include leading, singing and listening to worship music. She enjoys crafting and collecting vintage home d├ęcor. She also enjoys reading for fun when she has time.