Senior Executive Team

BACK TO TOP
Contact

Les Beauchamp

Lead Pastor
Lead Pastor
Les has been the Lead Pastor of Lifegate Church since 1996. He has a passionate love for Jesus and a vision for people everywhere to discover the Life only available through a relationship with Christ. His hope is that each person would have a compelling opportunity to experience a life-giving, Spirit-welcoming and presence-drawn encounter with God and His family. Active as a leader in the City Church of the Omaha Metro (withinreach.com), Les has worked diligently for the past 20+ years to see God’s agenda to bring unprecedented hope, compassion and Kingdom diversity come to pass in the surrounding area through a regional church that’s better together. He is married to Kris, his college sweetheart, and is blessed with a married son, a single daughter and four perfect grands!
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Les Beauchamp
Contact

Micah Eldridge

Associate Lead Pastor
Associate Lead Pastor
Micah leads and strategizes for all weekend services. One of his primary responsibilities is to facilitate great environments for people to encounter Jesus. He loves people and has a heart for the city of Omaha, ever since coming here in 2007 as the Young Adult Pastor. When asked to pastor a campus in 2015, Micah accepted gladly to live a dream to encourage people to Discover, Live and Give life in Jesus in a mature part of the city. Micah’s hobby’s include dating his sweet wife, and enjoying life with his four amazing kids. He also golfs, trains for triathlons, loves 90’s rap music and has sweet tooth that is never satisfied.
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Micah Eldridge
Contact

Mike Ballard

Executive Lead Pastor
Executive Lead Pastor
Mike joined the Lifegate team in 1996 to serve in youth ministry. His effectiveness resulted in him being given an Associate Pastor role with oversight of several departments of the Church. In 2013 he was asked to become Lifegate’s Executive Senior Pastor. Whereas Pastor Les’ role is one of vision, leading and feeding, Mike’s role is to strategize, lead and implement. He has direct oversight over the more than 100 part and full time Lifegate staff in their assignment to see 40 Lifegate campuses in the next 40 years. Mike is married to Shelly, his high school love and together they are raising three sons and two daughters who are each amazing!
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mike Ballard

Executive Team

BACK TO TOP

Eric Gayer

Executive Pastor - Family Life
Executive Pastor - Family Life
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Eric GayerContact

Mike Hintz

Executive Pastor - Multisite
Executive Pastor - Multisite
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mike HintzContact

Sean Keith

Executive Pastor - Service Experience
Executive Pastor - Service Experience
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Sean KeithContact

Brenda Rouse

Executive Pastor - Administration
Executive Pastor - Administration
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brenda RouseContact

Central Team

BACK TO TOP
Contact

Brett Ballard

Associate Youth Pastor - West Dodge Middle School
Associate Youth Pastor - West Dodge Middle School
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brett Ballard
Contact

Blake Beauchamp

Director - Design & Marketing
Director - Design & Marketing
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Blake Beauchamp
Contact

Jerry Beerman

Director - Property Management
Director - Property Management
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jerry Beerman
Contact

Jo Beerman

Ministry Assistant - Worship & Production
Ministry Assistant - Worship & Production
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jo Beerman
Contact

Connie Bissen

Pastor - Social Justice & Outreach
Pastor - Social Justice & Outreach
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Connie Bissen
Contact

BJ Bryant

Worship Pastor
Worship Pastor
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
BJ Bryant
Contact

Spencer Buhrman

Production Tech
Production Tech
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Spencer Buhrman
Contact

Matthew Carlson

Resident - Production
Resident - Production
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Matthew Carlson
Contact

Brenda Christensen

Ministry Assistant - Restore
Ministry Assistant - Restore
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brenda Christensen
Contact

Dave Collins

Senior Adults Pastor
Senior Adults Pastor
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Dave Collins
Contact

Amy Droescher

Associate Director - Lifegroups
Associate Director - Lifegroups
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Amy Droescher
Contact

Shireen Eldridge

Associate Pastor - Women's Ministry
Associate Pastor - Women's Ministry
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Shireen Eldridge
Contact

Connor Elliott

Associate Director - Leadership Development
Associate Director - Leadership Development
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Connor Elliott
Contact

Ken Esser

Finance Associate
Finance Associate
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Ken Esser
Contact

Jake Evans

Lead Production Tech
Lead Production Tech
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jake Evans
Contact

Corie Hansen

Associate Pastor - Early Childhood
Associate Pastor - Early Childhood
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Corie Hansen
Contact

Amber Hatten

Associate Director - Family Life
Associate Director - Family Life
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Amber Hatten
Contact

Kristin Hermann, SHRM-CP

Human Resources
Human Resources
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Kristin Hermann, SHRM-CP
Contact

Dr. Deb Hoffman PsyD

Pastor - Restore
Pastor - Restore
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Dr. Deb Hoffman PsyD
Contact

John Hunsberger, M.A., LIMHP

Associate Pastor - Marriage and Parenting
Associate Pastor - Marriage and Parenting
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
John Hunsberger, M.A., LIMHP
Contact

Josiah Keith

Resident - Worship
Resident - Worship
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Josiah Keith
Contact

Bri Koch

Resident - Women's
Resident - Women's
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Bri Koch
Contact

Caleb Kraft

Associate Pastor - Creatives
Associate Pastor - Creatives
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Caleb Kraft
Contact

Paul Krause

Associate Pastor - Elementary Kids
Associate Pastor - Elementary Kids
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Paul Krause
Contact

Laren Larson

Director - Finance
Director - Finance
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Laren Larson
Contact

Lily Martin

Resident - Worship
Resident - Worship
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Lily Martin
Contact

Megan Meyer

Resident - Women's Ministry
Resident - Women's Ministry
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Megan Meyer
Contact

Sharon Miller

Ministry Assistant to Pastor Mike Hintz
Ministry Assistant to Pastor Mike Hintz
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Sharon Miller
Contact

Deann Mohlman

Associate Director - Finance
Associate Director - Finance
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Deann Mohlman
Contact

Jordan Opere

Resident - Young Adult Ministry
Resident - Young Adult Ministry
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jordan Opere
Contact

Nate Plugge

Project Manager
Project Manager
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Nate Plugge
Contact

Paul Rase

Payroll & Benefits
Payroll & Benefits
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Paul Rase
Contact

Mande Saitta

Finance Associate
Finance Associate
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mande Saitta
Contact

Mike Snow

Resident - Men's Ministry
Resident - Men's Ministry
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mike Snow
Contact

Steven Voss

Resident - Youth Worship
Resident - Youth Worship
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Steven Voss
Contact

Jacob Weikel

Maintenance
Maintenance
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jacob Weikel
Contact

Rachel Williams

Lead Graphic Designer
Lead Graphic Designer
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Rachel Williams
Contact

Robyn Williams

Senior Executive Ministry Assistant
Senior Executive Ministry Assistant
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Robyn Williams

Campus Teams

BACK TO TOP

West Dodge Campus Team

Jake Adams

Campus Pastor - West Dodge
Campus Pastor - West Dodge
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jake AdamsContact

Brian Demmel

Associate Campus Pastor - West Dodge
Associate Campus Pastor - West Dodge
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brian DemmelContact

BJ Bryant

Worship Pastor
Worship Pastor
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
BJ BryantContact

Taylor Foster

Pastor - West Dodge Youth
Pastor - West Dodge Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Taylor FosterContact

Brett Ballard

Associate Youth Pastor - West Dodge Middle School
Associate Youth Pastor - West Dodge Middle School
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brett BallardContact

Shelly Ballard

Associate Pastor - West Dodge Kids
Associate Pastor - West Dodge Kids
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Shelly BallardContact

Katie Parks

Associate Pastor - West Dodge Elementary
Associate Pastor - West Dodge Elementary
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Katie ParksContact

Kobe Ballard

Resident - West Dodge Outreach
Resident - West Dodge Outreach
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Kobe BallardContact

Victoria Kolala

Resident - West Dodge Young Adults
Resident - West Dodge Young Adults
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Victoria KolalaContact

Mason Peterson

Resident - West Dodge Youth
Resident - West Dodge Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mason PetersonContact

Kerri Allers

Maintenance
Maintenance
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Kerri AllersContact

Debbie Esser

Front Desk Receptionist
Front Desk Receptionist
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Debbie EsserContact

Tamara Fisher

Ministry Assistant - West Dodge Campus
Ministry Assistant - West Dodge Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Tamara FisherContact

Jodi McFee

Associate Director - Facilities, West Dodge Campus
Associate Director - Facilities, West Dodge Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Jodi McFeeContact

Joe Urbanski

Maintenance
Maintenance
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Joe UrbanskiContact

Papillion Campus Team

Contact

Sarah McPherson

Campus Pastor - Papillion
Campus Pastor - Papillion
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Sarah McPherson
Contact

Cole Denne

Associate Campus Pastor / Papillion Youth
Associate Campus Pastor / Papillion Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Cole Denne
Contact

Charity Long

Associate Worship Pastor - Papillion
Associate Worship Pastor - Papillion
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Charity Long
Contact

Lauren Kraft

Associate Pastor - Papillion Kids
Associate Pastor - Papillion Kids
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Lauren Kraft
Contact

Sharla Hintz

Ministry Assistant - Papillion Campus
Ministry Assistant - Papillion Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Sharla Hintz
Contact

Lisa Cookman

Resident - Papillion Campus
Resident - Papillion Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Lisa Cookman
Contact

Becca Tietz

Resident - Papillion Youth
Resident - Papillion Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Becca Tietz

Midtown Campus Team

Megan Smith

Campus Pastor - Midtown
Campus Pastor - Midtown
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Megan SmithContact

Tim Hall

Associate Campus Pastor - Midtown
Associate Campus Pastor - Midtown
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Tim HallContact

Noah Anderson

Associate Worship Pastor - Midtown
Associate Worship Pastor - Midtown
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Noah AndersonContact

Naomi Turner

Associate Director - Midtown Youth
Associate Director - Midtown Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Naomi TurnerContact

Cami Armsbury

Associate Pastor - Midtown Kids / Ministry Assistant
Associate Pastor - Midtown Kids / Ministry Assistant
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Cami ArmsburyContact

Balta Perez

Resident - Midtown Campus
Resident - Midtown Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Balta PerezContact

Ejanae Hume

Resident - Midtown Worship
Resident - Midtown Worship
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Ejanae HumeContact

Fremont Campus Team

Contact

Robert Wilson

Campus Pastor - Fremont
Campus Pastor - Fremont
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Robert Wilson
Contact

Haroon Idrees

Associate Campus Pastor - Fremont
Associate Campus Pastor - Fremont
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Haroon Idrees
Contact

Kurt Wagoner

Associate Pastor - Fremont Worship
Associate Pastor - Fremont Worship
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Kurt Wagoner
Contact

TJ Bliss

Worship Leader - Fremont
Worship Leader - Fremont
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
TJ Bliss
Contact

Trevor Larson

Associate Director - Fremont Kids & Youth
Associate Director - Fremont Kids & Youth
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Trevor Larson
Contact

Kristen Witt

Resident - Fremont Campus
Resident - Fremont Campus
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Kristen Witt
Contact

Les Beauchamp

Lead Pastor
Lead Pastor
Les has been the Lead Pastor of Lifegate Church since 1996. He has a passionate love for Jesus and a vision for people everywhere to discover the Life only available through a relationship with Christ. His hope is that each person would have a compelling opportunity to experience a life-giving, Spirit-welcoming and presence-drawn encounter with God and His family. Active as a leader in the City Church of the Omaha Metro (withinreach.com), Les has worked diligently for the past 20+ years to see God’s agenda to bring unprecedented hope, compassion and Kingdom diversity come to pass in the surrounding area through a regional church that’s better together. He is married to Kris, his college sweetheart, and is blessed with a married son, a single daughter and four perfect grands!
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Les Beauchamp
Contact

Micah Eldridge

Associate Lead Pastor
Associate Lead Pastor
Micah leads and strategizes for all weekend services. One of his primary responsibilities is to facilitate great environments for people to encounter Jesus. He loves people and has a heart for the city of Omaha, ever since coming here in 2007 as the Young Adult Pastor. When asked to pastor a campus in 2015, Micah accepted gladly to live a dream to encourage people to Discover, Live and Give life in Jesus in a mature part of the city. Micah’s hobby’s include dating his sweet wife, and enjoying life with his four amazing kids. He also golfs, trains for triathlons, loves 90’s rap music and has sweet tooth that is never satisfied.
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Micah Eldridge
Contact

Mike Ballard

Executive Lead Pastor
Executive Lead Pastor
Mike joined the Lifegate team in 1996 to serve in youth ministry. His effectiveness resulted in him being given an Associate Pastor role with oversight of several departments of the Church. In 2013 he was asked to become Lifegate’s Executive Senior Pastor. Whereas Pastor Les’ role is one of vision, leading and feeding, Mike’s role is to strategize, lead and implement. He has direct oversight over the more than 100 part and full time Lifegate staff in their assignment to see 40 Lifegate campuses in the next 40 years. Mike is married to Shelly, his high school love and together they are raising three sons and two daughters who are each amazing!
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mike Ballard
Contact

Eric Gayer

Executive Pastor - Family Life
Executive Pastor - Family Life
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Eric Gayer
Contact

Mike Hintz

Executive Pastor - Multisite
Executive Pastor - Multisite
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Mike Hintz
Contact

Brenda Rouse

Executive Pastor - Administration
Executive Pastor - Administration
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brenda Rouse
Contact

Connie Bissen

Pastor - Social Justice & Outreach
Pastor - Social Justice & Outreach
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Connie Bissen
Contact

Luis Fortun

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Luis Fortun
Contact

Andrew Hunt

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Andrew Hunt
Contact

Dan Jackson

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Dan Jackson
Contact

Greg Scaglione

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Greg Scaglione
Contact

Bill Swartzendruber

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Bill Swartzendruber
Contact

Brad von Gillern

Appointed Elder
Appointed Elder
The Lifegate Leadership CoLab is a community of emerging leaders who are passionate about growing the Kingdom both inside and outside the walls of the church in a post-Christian culture. This 10-month experience is designed to provide an integrated approach to leadership development that encompasses spiritual formation, emotional health, and personal calling.
Brad von Gillern