David and Jackie are passionate about reaching their community for Christ. Their love for people and ministry led them to start New Life Fellowship Church in Mesquite, TX in 1993. Prior to launching this church, he served on the staff of Northside Baptist Church in Mesquite, Tx.
They are driven by a hope to see people grow to their fullest potential and believe authenticity and transparency are vital to a strong and vibrant spiritual family. Making disciples is the focus of their strategy as they are committed to building and growing a healthy, happy church that impacts Northwest, KS and reflects Heaven here on Earth.
David & Jackie have been married for 31 years, and they are the proud parents of two amazing son's (Jon and Jake) and a beloved daughter-in-law (Rebecca) and two precious grandchildren (Harper Ann & Jaxon Dean) whom they love dearly.
Dr. Ron Maifeld
Dr. Maifeld has served on the SFCC leadership team as an elder for over 15 years. His wisdom and steadiness has proven to be a gifting we have come to cherish on our leadership team.
Dr. Maifeld and his wife Beth have served both the SFCC congregation and the St. Francis community with faithfulness, character and godliness.
Dr. Maifeld graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University. He and Beth have been married for 45 years. They have 2 adult children, a beloved daughter-in-law, and son-in-law. They are also the proud grandparents to 3 amazing grandchildren.
Kary has served on the SFCC leadership team for over 15 years. His vision and love for others is obvious. His love for Jesus is as well.
Kary is an artist and illustrator with a degree from Fort Hays State University in graphic design and has used his enormous gifting in art to teach it to others. Kary has served as Youth Pastor of SFCC, the proprietor of Zero's, a youth center. He owns The Artist Corner and Crossroads Studios, and serves as the President of the Cheyenne County Development Corporation.
Kary and his wife Kim, have been married for 23 years and they have three grown children (Jordan, Britt & Lauren), a son-in-law (Nathan) and a daughter-in-law (Jessie) both of whom they love dearly, and they are blessed with an extremely cute granddaughter (Zelda).
Ryan has served on our leadership team for over 14 years and has been a tremendous addition to our team.
His willingness to help others, while being extremely busy himself, is a gift that truly reflects his heart.
Ryan graduated from Kansas State University with an Engineering Degree. Ryan is a cattleman & real estate developer.
Ryan and his wife Diane have been married for 26 years and they have 8 amazing children (Riley, Kailey, Reid, Rayden, Rhett, Ronan, Ryder, and Ellie), a daughter-in-law (Kelsie) they absolutely adore, and an extremely cute granddaughter (Raine).
Tim has served on our leadership team as a deacon for over 7 years and has been a valued addition to our team.
His kind heart, never-ending smile, and his gift of encouragement has proven to be such a blessing to all of us on the leadership team, but more importantly, to our community.
Tim owns a contracting business: "Tim the Toolman" and he even shows the love, grace and acceptance of Jesus with those he's working for.
Tim and his wife Tina have been married for 29 years and they have 5 amazing children (Daniele, Braden, Ian, Katie & Mason), a daughter-in-law (Danielle), and a son-in-law (Braxton) and two adorable grandchildren (Landen & Raeanne).
Children's Sunday School Director
Ann is the director of our elementary ministry. She and Derek have been married for 15 years. Ann has a lifetime of ministry experience growing up a p.k. and she loves seeing kids come to know Jesus more than anything.
Ann is a beautician/hairstylist by trade and even ministers while doing someone's hair. She loves people and doing fun adventures with friends and family. Ann & Derek have four amazing son's (Dodge, Dayton, Dierks & Diesel).
Women's Ministry Leader (Sister's Gathering)
Kimberly Zweygardt is a Christ follower, wife, mother, writer, blogger, dramatist, worship leader, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, a fused glass artist, coffee lover and a taker of naps.
She has been published in The Rocking Chair Reader anthology, the Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series on Heart Disease, and Rural Roads magazine as well as numerous blogs and Web-zines.
She is the author of Stories from the Well and Ashes to Beauty: The Real Cinderella Story. Kim is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She lives in Kansas with the man of her dreams where their nest is empty but their lives are full.
SISTER'S is a ministry about doing life together. It's where the rubber meets the road as far as living out our faith is concerned.
It's open to women who attend our church, another church, or no church at all. It has been life changing as our friendships have deepened and we have gathered around the table to share a meal and our hearts.
Marlin, along with his family have been faithful members of SFCC for 14+ years.
Marlin has faithfully served as our sound technician for the past five years. His expertise in computer skills in conjunction with him being an Engineer makes him the perfect candidate for this ministry.
Marlin graduated from the University of Texas in 1937
Marlin and his wife Kim have been married for 27 years and they have two amazing sons (Derek & Alex) and one extremely adorable granddaughter.
JaNan "Chubbs" Cooper
Interior Design/Decorations Director
JaNan and her family have been members of SFCC for 13+ years.
JaNan, along with the entire Cooper family have been a blessing to this congregation in ways they'll never know!
JaNan and her husband Greg have been married for 21 years and they have three amazing sons (Gavin, Gaten, and Garin), and one extremely cute grandson "Graham"