Meet the Staff

Jeff Luedtke – Lead Pastor

Jeff is a 20-year marriage veteran to Amy, and together they love the experience of two teenagers (Bryce & Jordan) who remind them of how close they are to drive. Jeff enjoys golf, his motorcycle, and pie.

Jeff’s desire for the church is “disciples making disciples.” He sees the need for a common purpose as a body of believers to engage the community with the love of Christ. He works hard to make this a reality by teaching Biblical truth and challenging/encouraging consistent outreach efforts for the sake of those still searching.

You can contact Jeff at via email.

Rob Tippey – Multiplication Pastor

Rob is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor Degree in Business and a Masters in Ministry. He has been in ministry for well over 15 years with his wife, Melinda, and kids Dathan, Raegan, and Corbin. He loves golf and rubbing it in Jeffs’ face that he is better at it than him. He has two beautiful daughters Blakely and Olivia.

His desire for the church is bringing in families and showing them the love of Christ, teaching them the Gospel, and helping them fulfill the Great Commission. Rob is in charge of our discipleship ministries by equipping people to become leaders within each ministry.

You can contact Rob via email.

Nick Armes – Next Generation Pastor

Nick is a local Grant County kid and loves living here. He graduated from Mississinewa High School in 2012, from there he went to Anderson University for Christian Ministry degree and to play football. By the end of his freshmen year, he felt God calling him back home and to finish his schooling out at Indiana Wesleyan University. He graduated from there at the end of 2016.

He and his wonderful wife Kasi had been in student ministry for over 6 years and have no plans of stopping. They work together as a team to bring the Gospel to the next generation of the Church and preparing them to make grow their faith and to make disciples!

You can contact Rev. Nick via email.

Katie McNutt – Children’s Director

Katie is passionate about kids loving Jesus. A former secondary math teacher, she has now turned her attention to leading kids and their families deeper into their relationships with Jesus and each other. She and her husband, Jeff, are smack-dab in the middle of raising their own little tribe (Ellie, Caleb, and baby-on-the-way). Despite all the diaper changes and loads of laundry, Katie still finds time for coffee, spending time with other mommas, and dancing to her favorite DJ, Alexa the Echo Dot.

You can contact Katie via email.

Jen Patton – Office Administrator

Jen is the office administrator. If you call or email the office she will pick up and gladly help you with whatever you need help with.