Mike Barter, Pastor
Mike was born and raised in St. Charles, MO. He surrendered his life to Christ in college, where he became active in Student Mobilization and K-Life ministries.
Mike met his wife, Mindy, while both were working as counselors at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, MO. (m. 1995)
Before coming to Grace Community Fellowship in May 2018, Mike was a Public Safety Trainer-Fire at Hutchinson Community College where he taught Fire Fighter I/Haz Mat courses. He was also serving as an Elder at Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas.
Prior to moving to Newton in 2015, Mike served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, MO for four years. Before going into ministry full-time, he worked as a full-time Firefighter for Central County Fire and Rescue in St. Peters, MO for 12 years.
While working as a firefighter, Mike felt God's call to attend seminary and began taking class at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He graduated with a Master of Divinty in Christian Education and Administration.
Mike has a passion for discipling other men.
Nathan Ehresman, Administrative Pastor
Nathan and Addie (m. 2015) have two wonderful kids: Caleb (b. 2018) and Claire (b. 2020). The Ehresmans enjoy family walks around the neighborhood, welcoming people to their home for a meal, and reading every book on the shelf.
Nathan was not discipled in the home growing up; it was through the love and ministry of the local church that he came to saving faith in Jesus as a teenager. Now, God has placed a burden on his heart for helping members of the church learn to understand and apply the Bible.
In conjuction with serving at Grace, Nathan is studying at Midwestern Seminary. Through both of these endeavors, he is daily growing in his love for God, awe at his word, and passion for his church.
Brenda Enns has served as the part-time Administrative Assistant at Grace since 2013. She and husband, Jim, are farmers northwest of Hillsboro. They enjoy spending time with their 3 married children, and 7 grandchildren. Brenda is fully involved in farm activities. She also enjoys quilting, crafting, reading and landscaping.