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 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 four grandchildren.

Director of Praise and Worship:  Melody Henning Long

Melody is a graduate of Central Bible College, Springfield, MO, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Music. She also completed a Master of Theology degree through Beacon University's Christian Life School of Theology.

Melody and her husband, Jonathan, live in Loveland, Colorado, and are blessed to have four grown children and their spouses. Jon and Melody have a mutual love for music, as well as having fun on their motorcycle, dirt bikes, and boat.

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, John Sutter, and Duane Robson

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