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:


Steve & Brenda Marks

Thursdays 6:30pm

Steve and Brenda lead a community group on Thursday nights. Steve owns a media business while Brenda is kept busy by all of her grandchildren, homemaking, meeting with women, and reading. They have been married since September 6th, 1986 and have 7 grown children. Steve and Brenda love having people in their home and spending […]

Michael & Melissa Frakes

Thursdays 6:30pm

Michael and Melissa lead a Thursday night Community Group. Michael and Melissa have been married since December 18th, 1982 and have two children and five grandchildren. Michael works as an office manager at Seaman & Schuske and Melissa is the Executive Director at Pivotal Point Transitional Housing. They enjoy photography and visiting family together. Michael […]

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. Karen now enjoys spending time volunteering at The Spotted Dog. They have been married since October […]

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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 […]

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Mike & Eileen Worthington

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Mike and Eileen lead a Tuesday night Community Group. Mike and Eileen love to travel and listen to country music. Mike enjoys karaoke while Eileen enjoys scrap booking and reading. They have been married since July 3rd, 1971 and had two children, 5 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.    Our group meets 6:30 PM on […]