Pastor Brian Bontrager
Pastor Brian Bontrager, his wife, Chris, and their two daughters, Nicole and Emily, came to Clarinda in April of 1995. He served as youth pastor for five and a half years under Senior Pastor David Miller. He was then called to serve as an associate pastor in Niles, Michigan where he stayed for four years. In the summer of 2004, Pastor Brian and his family returned to Clarinda and he served as associate pastor until January 1, 2006 when he assumed the role of senior pastor.
It is Pastor Brian's heart to see God's people experience and live in all that Christ Jesus has provided for us as His followers. He is committed to the ministry of the Word as it, empowered by the Holy Spirit alone, is able to lead us to be transformed into the likeness of Christ Jesus. This will enable us to fulfill man's highest calling of bringing glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Laura grew up in the Minneapolis area then met her husband, Brian at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. They lived in Minneapolis after college for 12 years and had three children, Erin, Chelsea, and Cameron. In 1993, they moved to Clarinda to the home that Brian grew up in. Brian began farming and Laura was a homemaker, farm help and homeschooled their children. In 2006, Laura filled position of Office Administrator at Hillside.
Laura's desire is to assist the pastors so they are freed up for ministry. Laura has always had a heart for ministering to children. She is currently the director of Awana Clubs at Hillside.
Jason & Michan Renander
Jason and Michan were both raised in Clarinda. Jason is a self-employed carpenter and Michan is a stay-at-home mom who also homeschools their four children, Aubrey, Kayla, Natalie and Caleb
Jason and Michan desire to lead a youth group where kids can come to have fun, fellowship and grow in their knowledge and relationship with Christ Jesus. They desire to see the youth of Hillside Missionary Church and those of the community be transformed by the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit.