Meet Our Staff


Pastor Steve Von Bokern and Melinda

Lead Pastor

Steve and Melinda Von Bokern came to Lifeway in July of 2001. Steve serves as the Senior Pastor of Lifeway. Steve has a M.Min and is currently finishing his M.Div. Melinda is finishing training to be certified as a biblical counselor. Steve and Melinda have been married since 1995. They are the parents of seven children.


Pastor Doug Stewart and Heidi

Assistant Pastor

Doug and Heidi came to Lifeway in March of 2015. Pastor Doug's main emphasis is discipleship and education. He is also the editor for Glow Publications. Doug has a M.Min. and is currently finishing his M.Div. Doug and Heidi have been married since 2006 and have three children.


Pastor Tom Wiggs and Sarah

Youth Pastor

Tom and Sarah came to Lifeway in July of 2015. Pastor Tom's ministry focuses on young adults and he serves as the choir director. Tom has a M.A. in Counseling and is currently finishing his M.Div. Tom and Sarah have been married since 2012 and they have one daughter.


Missionary Ben Murray and Natasha

Serving in Taiwan

Ben served as our Children’s Pastor but he and his family are planning to leave for Taiwan in June 2020.


Cindy Sharp


Cindy has served as secretary for the church as well as for Glow in the Dark since 2008.


Glenda Litz

Church Bookkeeper

Glenda has served as the church bookkeeper since 1995.


Beth Bougher

Primary Church Coordinator

Beth Bougher has served as our coordinator of children's ministries since 2004.