Staff

2015 Staff Photo - TimTim Sullivan

Tim has been the District Minister since 2004. His role is to coordinate the ministries that the churches of the district do together. He serves as a kind of “pastor to the pastors” and by virtue of his district responsibilities, he is also a member of the USMB Leadership Board and US Board of Faith and Life.  Tim is married to Donna who is on staff with the US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. They live in Wichita and he enjoys time spent hunting, fishing, riding bicycle and showing his grandchildren the wonders of God’s creation. They have three married children and six grandchildren….so far! You can contact Tim by e-mail at tsully@sdcmb.org.

 

 

Russ Claassen

Russ has a passion for Jesus and ministry to youth and youth workers. He shares a deep love for his wife, Chandelle, and their two sons, Samuel and Dellen. As the half time Southern DistrRuss & Chandelleict Youth Minister and the half time Youth Pastor at Koerner Heights Church in Newton KS, he has the privilege of encouraging, training, resourcing and navigating life with teenagers, parents and other youth workers. He has a special enthusiasm for youth camps and conferences. Russ has been in his current role since 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Tabor College in 1994 and a master’s degree in youth and family ministry from Denver Seminary in 1999. Russ has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in the church and camp ministry settings. You can contact Russ by e-mail at russc@sdcmb.org.

 

Chris Spahr

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Chris is the Administrative Assistant and Treasurer for the Southern District. Chris is married to Tharen and they have four children. Chris and Tharen love being with their five grandchildren when they have the opportunity to be together. They are members of Lighthouse Community Church, one of our district churches. You can contact Chris at office@sdcmb.org..