Pastor Bill Kinnan-Lead Pastor
Pastor Bill is a passionate preacher who wants hearers to have an "Aha" experience about the Word of God and their walk with Him. He gave his heart to the Lord at the age of 12, and answered God's call to ministry while a student at Indiana Wesleyan University. The love of his life is his wife Donna, who is a registered and certified oncology nurse. They have a passion for missions and together have led hundreds of people on missions trips in over 16 countires. They are the proud parents of two grown children and have two grandsons. Bill enjoys detailing cars, yard work, and watching Andy Griffith and other 50's and 60's tv shows. Donna enjoys a good book on the beach and the tv show Amazing Race.
Pastor Nate Neihof-Assistant Pastor Student Ministries
Pastor Nate is passionate about student ministry and discipleship. In addition to this he loves to preach the Word of God and spend time with the students at our church. Nate began following Christ when he was sixteen years old and felt God calling him into ministry when he was a senior in high school. He is crazy in love with his wife, Melissa, and both are proud parents of their redheaded son, Luke (2014). Pastor Nate is an avid soccer and basketball fan and loves to make and eat BBQ.
Pastor Amanda Rose-Assistant Pastor Children Ministries
Amanda loves working with people of all ages, but especially children and their families. She enjoys encouraging each person to see others the way Christ sees us; from the inside out. Amanda has her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, in 2009, and was ordained in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, taking Zumba classes, walking her 3 dogs, and spending time with family and friends. Amanda’s favorite movies are Anne of Greene Gables and Little Women and her favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. Amanda is happy to travel through life with her best friend and husband Randy, and their 3 dogs.
Ron McComas-Ministry Director
Ron has worked at Hillside since 2008. He graduated from Letourneau College with a BA in Business Administration. Ron started following Christ when he was 10 years old. He loves being in ministry, and being part of a team that focuses on bringing people to Jesus. He runs the day to day operations of the church and works closely with staff and ministry leaders. He loves spending time with his wife Doreen and their kids Autumn, Justin and Jeremy. The family loves eating out on the deck at Pepper Joe's. Ron's favorite book is Vince Flynn's charcter Mitch Rapp, he loves David Crowder Music, and his favorite sport to watch and play is football.
Rachel Harvey-Administrative Assistant
Our administrative assistant, Rachel Harvey, has worked at Hillside since 2013. She loves all music (except opera), and can't narrow it down to just one favorite song, there's just SO many! One of her favorite musical artist is Lecrae, favorite groups are Hillsong and Bethel and a couple favorite authors are Tolkien and Lewis. Her oldest sister led her to become a Christ-follower at the age of 5 and she has been serving Jesus ever since. She is married to Michael Harvey, they have four children, and live in Ft. Gratiot where they pastor Crossroad Christian Center and she leads worship. During the weekdays, you will always catch her in the church office having a GREAT time serving God and her Hillside family.
John Zielke-Tech Director
John loves the Lord and is thankful everyday for what He has done for him. John has 3 grown children, 5 grandchildren, and a teenager, Brandon at home. He and his wife Lori love to help around the church. He loves working with computers and helping people who have a hard time with them. He loves volleyball and fishing. Although he is retired he loves to keep busy helping whereever he can.
Brian Smith-Worship Director
Brian loves music and leading worship. He is the Station Director of 88.3/90.7 a local christian radio station. Brian was raised in a christian home and decided to follow Christ at a very young age. He stays very busy helping in local ministries and also mission trips abroad. He loves his wife Heather and their two kids Ashlyn and Brayden. Brian loves a great cup of coffee and a steak dinner. He loves spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and boating.