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Pastor:  David L. McNeff

Pastor McNeff is a graduate of the Talbot School of Theology at Biola  University in La Mirada, California, where he received both a Master of  Divinity (M.Div), as well as a Master of Theology (Th.M) degree.  He  served as an adjunct professor at the school for several years following  his graduation. 

He spent 25 years in various executive management business positions, much of that time as a Vice President at Motorola, retiring in 2005. During and after his business career he frequently served as a teacher and speaker at church-sponsored events.

Pastor Dave and his wife, Patty, relocated to Eaton in the summer of 2008 from Southern California, where they had been longtime residents.

Director of Children Ministries:  Karla Bowness

Karla graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education in 1978. She taught for four years in Nebraska prior to coming to Eaton, where she taught for 27 years with the Eaton RE-2 School District, retiring in May of 2011.

 Karla and her husband, John, moved to Eaton in 1982 and have been members of the Eaton  Congregational Church since 1984. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Praise and Worship Leader:  Judy Olson

Judy was born and raised in Massena, New York. She attended Greenville University, in Greenville, Illinois, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Literature in 1982. Judy then moved to Colorado to work and attend the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1988 with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education. She has taught and accompanied choirs for 22 years in the Eaton RE-2 district, and given private piano instruction for 32 years.  Judy married Bruce Olson in 1985 and moved to Eaton. They have three grown children.

Church Secretary: Chris Schmidt

Chris grew up in Ault and graduated from Aims Community College with an associate’s degree in Business Information Systems. She has worked for “Corporate America” for over 25 years doing accounting and telecommunications.

Chris and her husband, Harlow, live outside of Ault and together have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren.


Trevor Williams, Mike Hungenberg, John Bowness


Greg Achziger

Deacons and Deaconesses

Dan Haythorn, Steve Fritz, Brett Lawhead, and John Sutter 

MaryAnn Bradshaw, Lisa Hernandez, Kirby Lawhead, and Elizabeth Perkins