St. Joseph Community Groups

Doing life together

Community Groups are a huge part of Living Hope Church. This is where we build community by doing life together and impact our cities in practical ways.

Our Community Groups stand on 5 pillars which are:

  1. Create genuine friendship
  2. Form Gospel-centered and missional community
  3. Lively prayer together
  4. Express and experience the Spirit-filled life
  5. Reach out to the world and other Christians through love and social action

Below are the Community Groups that meet on a weekly basis in St. Joseph:


Tyler & Michele Saxton

Thursdays 6:30p

Tyler and Michele lead a Thursday night Community Group. Tyler and Michele have been married since 2014 and have a daughter named Adelaide. Tyler is a Personal Care Assistant and is a Worship Director at Living Hope. Michele is a stay at home mom. Michele helps out in the office and spends time with other […]

Robbie Kaufman

Thursdays 6:30p

Robbie leads a Thursday night Community Group. Robbie is single and has attended Living Hope since 2002. He works for State Farm Insurance. Robbie enjoys playing basketball, racket ball, and just hanging out with people! He leads the college ministry at Living Hope Church and also helps lead the youth ministry. This group meets 6:30 […]

Mark & Karen Kerford

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Mark is a senior electronics assembly technician for Altec Industries in St. Joseph, where he has worked for over 30 years.  Karen retired  from the St. Joseph school district in 2009, after 33 years as a special education teacher. They have been married since October 22, 1977. Mark and Karen have raised three children.  Rachel and […]

David & Joella Schultz

Wenesdays at 6:30 PM

David and Joella lead one of our Wednesday night Community Groups. David and Joella have been married since 2002, they have three children, Dalton, Dylan, and Joslyn. David works as an executive pastor with the church and Joella is a stay at home mom. Joella is very active in the Womens Group, Living Hope Kids […]

Evan and Vanessa Ross

Mondays 6:30p

Evan and Vanessa Ross

Evan Ross and Vanessa Ross have been married for 7 years. They moved to St. Joseph about 6 years ago and have felt the call of God to set their roots down in St. Joseph. They have two children, a son and a daughter. Evan has worked as a Middle School Theater teacher for seven years. Vanessa […]

Jeff & Adi Waggoner

Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Jeff and Adi (pronounced like the number 80, not “add e”) have been married for five years. They have two sons, Cash and Cruz. They enjoy having people over to their home. Adi is addicted to Words with Friends, Facebook, Pintrest, and many other online communities. While Jeff enjoys running and lifting weights or working […]

Steve & Brenda Marks

Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Steve & Brenda Marks

  Steve and Brenda love to welcome people into their home. Over the years it has been a hangout for people of all ages. Steve works for his own company while his wife stays home. They spend a lot of time with their grandkids. Come join their family on Thursday nights. Our group meets 6:30 […]