People

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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David Schultz

Elder/Administrative Pastor

David is a man of many talents. He is married to Joella and has 3 children. He is a member of the Air National Guard, working part time at the local base and he owns multiple investment properties. David is a busy guy and a talented guy. David is an Elder for Living Hope and […]

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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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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 a bunch of 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 […]

Mike “Doooskey” Sandusky

Lead Pastor/Elder

Mike "Doooskey" Sandusky

Mike is the Lead Pastor and Elder of Living Hope Church. You can call him Mike or by his beloved nickname, “Doooskey.” Mike isn’t about titles or position and thinks we all need to be careful of taking ourselves too seriously. The one thing we should be serious about is our commitment to Jesus. This is […]

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Parker Marks

Youth Leader

Parker Marks

Parker has been our Youth Leader since 2013. Parker is married to Abi, and they have three daughters together, Matilda, Darcy, and Nova. Parker has a passion for the Holy Spirit and for evangelism, as well as serving youth. He is also our resident ninja.

    Sean & Alyssa Feehan

    Sundays 5:00 PM

    Sean moved to Maryville seven years ago to attend Northwest Missouri State and run on the University’s cross country and track team.  Sean became involved in LHC The Ville. While serving at Living Hope Church, Sean met his now wife Alyssa.  Alyssa is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. Sean and Alyssa married in December of 2013 and […]

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    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 […]

    Tyler Saxton

    Worship Director

    Tyler has been married to his wife Michele since May 2014. They have three children, Adelaide, Benaiah, and Daniel. As a worship director Tyler serves by leading the bands and casting vision for corporate worship at Living Hope. Tyler works maintenance at the local school district. Tyler loves to play drums (as well as any […]