Jeremy serves as the senior leader of the eldership team at Life Church, bringing a bold yet humble prophetic voice to the team. Jeremy holds a master’s degree in theological studies and is the principal of Life Church School. Ruth also serves the youth in the school and leads our worship team. Jeremy and Ruth have been married since 2002 and have four children

Tony was one of the founding elders of this church 35 years ago. He and Patty carry a vision to train up leaders who will carry the Kingdom of God into the earth, impacting the culture around us. Married since 1991, the Fajkuses have worked in the marketplace and raised 3 children in Kirksville, and now have 2 grandchildren.

Roger and Debbie have been married since 1970 and have been pastoring in one form or another since 1980. Roger carries a strong shepherd’s heart, constantly reminding the leaders he trains, “God wants His people cared for, and cared for well.” The Moores have two grown children and four grandchildren.

The Bosts have a heart to shepherd young people, both in the church and the city. David serves as the church administrator, in addition to leading the children’s church and childcare teams. They also help lead the college-age Life Group. Jodie and David have been married since 1994 and have five children.

Andrew is the newest elder on the team, a gifted leader who cares deeply and simply for people. Andrew and Amy grew up in Kirksville and are graduates of Life Church School, then of Truman State University. They serve on the worship team and lead a Life Group. The couple married in 2015 and are expecting their first baby.