Staff

Jake Hess, pastor

A foundational Bible verse
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37–40

Studies
College: Moody Bible College

Graduate studies
Master of Arts: Peace Studies, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Ministry experience

  • Youth minister at home congregation in Denver, Colo.

  • Coordinator of youth mentoring program, Center for Community Justice, Elkhart, Ind.

Contact

jhess@hivelymennonite.org

Tim Stair, pastor

A foundational Bible verse
“... in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:19–20a

Studies
College: Fort Wayne Bible College, Goshen College

Graduate studies

  • Master of Arts in Mission, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Murray State University

Ministry experience

  • Consultant in market analysis, strategic planning and executive recruitment for faith-based not-for-profits with Mennonite Health Services for 20 years

  • Member of pastoral staff at College Mennonite Church for nine years, interim pastor at Eighth Street Mennonite Church and Maplewood Mennonite Church

Contact

tstair@hivelymennonite.org

Mary Klassen,
administrative secretary

Office hours are 8 am to noon,
Monday through Friday.

Contact

office@hivelymennonite.org 574-294-3423



Additional staff

Melody Claassen, custodian

Walter Sawatsky, trustee (volunteer)