Community Groups

Doing life together

The purpose of LHC Community Groups is to help members encounter Christ, to grow in relationship with one another and to workout mission into our local communities.

In Community Groups, people talk through life issues, eat together, pray together, laugh together, serve together and do mission together. Community Groups usually consist of between 8-20 people with various backgrounds and stories.

Community Groups provide a context for effective pastoral care and accountability, and function as the main way for the church body to be family together.

We have groups that meet weekly all year long in St. Joe and in Maryville. Check one out this week.


Kenny & Jola Fisher

Mondays at 6:30pm

Kenny and Jola have been married for 31 years and have raised 2 boys who are both married. They have owned their own business for the last 25 years. Together they are on the Welcome Team, they have been community group leaders or assistants for at least 25 years, and opened their home to host […]

Mike & McKenzie Sandusky

Mondays at 6:30 PM

Mike and McKenzie have been married for 4 years and have one young daughter.  Mike is one of the leader’s of Living Hope and McKenzie works part time as a booking assistant. They enjoy hosting parties and inviting people to their home. McKenzie enjoys worship and led worship at the Maryville location of Living Hope […]

Jon & Tanya Alden

Mondays at 6:30 PM

Mark & Karen Kerford

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Mark is an electronics assembly technician for Altec Industries in St. Joseph.  Karen, in her third year of retirement from the St. Joseph school district after 33 years as a special education teacher, is wondering how she ever had time to work.  One of her many activities is volunteering at the Spotted Dog consignment store 2 days […]

David & Joella Schultz

Wenesdays at 6:30 PM

Evan and Vanessa Ross

Thursdays 6:30p

Evan and Vanessa Ross

Evan and Vanesaa currently lead our Thursday night Community Group. Evan is a member of our preaching team and a teacher at a local middle school. Evan and Vanessa have two kids, and love hosting group in their home. Our group meets 6:30 PM on Thursdays at 2718 Southeast Trail St. Joseph, MO

Casey & Shena Speer

Saturdays at 5:00pm

Casey & Shena Speer

Casey and Shena have been married 4 years and have a son together. They love people and enjoy serving others at Living Hope however they can. Casey helps to lead our grounds team and is involved in men’s discipleship. Shena is one of our Kid’s Work leaders and helps to plan events for Living Hope. […]


Trevor & Tierney Nashleanas

Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Trevor & Tierney Nashleanas

Trevor and Tierney have attended the Maryville campus since it was first started in 2007. They love to gather people, talk about Jesus and have a good time. They have been married for 5 years and they both attended and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University. Trevor is the Location Pastor in Maryville. He is […]

Sean & Alyssa Feehan

Sundays 5:00 PM

Sean & Alyssa Feehan

Sean moved to Maryville seven years ago to attend Northwest Missouri State and run on the University’s cross country and track team.  Sean now teaches high school science in the nearby town of Tarkio, Missouri. While serving in Living Hope Church, Sean met his now wife Alyssa.  Alyssa is originally from Omaha, Nebraska but is now a fourth grade teacher […]

Peter Pannier & Gordi Metezier

Mondays at 6:30 PM

Justin & Robyn Eiken

Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Justin & Robyn Eiken

Justin and Robyn Eiken are newlyweds and have attended Living Hope Church since 2012.  God brought them to Maryville to attend Northwest Missouri State University in 2009.  Justin played football for the Bearcats for 3 years and became an assistant for the football team for the remaining 2 years.  Both Robyn and Justin are getting […]