Pastor Jim has been a pastor for over twenty-five years. Rona Community Church is the third church that he has served as lead pastor. His strengths are preaching and teaching. Jim considers his greatest earthly accomplishment to be his lifelong marriage to Sue as well as their parenting of their two (now young adult) children, Kayla and Kyle. Outside of partnering, parenting, and pastoring, he enjoys many outdoor activities – camping, backpacking, kayaking, fire-building, hiking, wood-cutting, etc., as well as working around their house. His personal mission statement declares: “I am on a mission from God to aid the development of healthy disciples of Jesus Christ – in myself, my family, my church, my community, and my world
Pastor Diane Howard has been involved in full time ministry since 1981 and was ordained as a pastor in the Missionary Church in 2006. She has served in various churches as CE director, youth pastor and Children’s pastor. Her passion, gifts and skills include teaching, mentoring, pastoring and encouragement. She is vice president of the Missionary Church Historical Society and involved in the East Central District Children’s Bible Quizzing as a quiz master. She holds a BA in Bible from Bethel College and an MA in Christian Ministry from Wheaton College and is an admitted bookaholic. She is single, never married, no children but did take her youth group to a Stryper concert!