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Upcoming Events
AUG

19

SAT
Breakfast Fundraiser
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Come join us for sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and homemade cinnamon rolls.
AUG

20

SUN
Liturgist, A/V
Liturgist - Kim M
Video - Kim D
Audio - Lee
Greeter
Mike McDonald
Worship Service
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Nursery Provided
Sunday School
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Nursery provided.
AUG

21

MON
CE Meeting
6:00 PM
Session
7:00 PM
Youth Meeting Grades 6-12
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets at the church. For further information you may call Mike Reynolds at 913-731-4219
AUG

22

TUE
Men's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leader's- Ian Johnston and Mike Reynolds
AUG

23

WED
Praise Team Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Praise Team meets every Wednesday.
Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
At the church.
AUG

27

SUN
Liturgist, A/V
Liturgist - Ian
Video - Julie
Audio- Mike
Greeter
Mike McDonald
Worship Service
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Nursery Provided
Sunday School
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Nursery provided.
Frontier Kids Kick-Off Carnival
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
For children Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
AUG

28

MON
Youth Meeting Grades 6-12
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets at the church. For further information you may call Mike Reynolds at 913-731-4219
AUG

29

TUE
Men's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leader's- Ian Johnston and Mike Reynolds
AUG

30

WED
Praise Team Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Praise Team meets every Wednesday.
Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
At the church.
SEP

03

SUN
Worship Service
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Nursery Provided
Sunday School
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Nursery provided.
Bible Search
Staff
Reverend

Laurie Johnston

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Pastor Laurie's email is hillspres@mokancomm.net

 

Pastor Laurie (Rowley) Johnston was born in Bloomington, Illinois, but moved to Kansas when she was 9 years old.  Her father, the late Rev. Edward Rowley, pastored many United Methodist Churches in Sterling, Hutchinson, Hays, and Wichita, Kansas.  Laurie graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1981.

In 1985, Laurie obtained her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from The American University in Washington D.C.  In 1987, she attended Princeton Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.  It was there that she met and married her husband, A. Kirk Johnston, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In 1990, both Laurie and Kirk graduated from Princeton Seminary with their Masters of Divinity.

After Seminary, Laurie and Kirk were ordained in the PC(USA) and were a clergy couple at the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, Ohio.  In 1992, Laurie and Kirk moved to Paola, Kansas where Kirk was called as Pastor to the Paola Presbyterian Church.  In 1998, Laurie began pastoring part-time at the Hillsdale Presbyterian Church.  She has been at the Hillsdale Church for nearly 15 years.  Since 1998, the church has grown from 30 members to over 200 members.

Currently, Laurie and Kirk have transferred their ordinations to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  Kirk pastors at the New Lighthouse Presbyterian Church, EPC in Paola, and Laurie continues to pastor at the Hillsdale Presbyterian Church, EPC in Hillsdale.

Laurie lives in Paola with her husband, Kirk and their 2 children, Luke (21), and Ian (18).  Luke and Ian attend Mid-American Nazarene College in Olathe, KS.  Their oldest Lindsey (23) is married to Dustin Maxwell and are stationed in the Marines in North Carolina.  Lindsey and Dustin are parents to Laurie's first grandbaby, Reagan Alexander.   Laurie keeps busy helping her family (which also includes 2 dogs and a cat), reading, jogging, singing and pastoring the Hillsdale Church.


Youth Pastor

Mike Reynolds

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Pastor Mike's email: mjrhillspres@gmail.com

Youth Pastor, Mike Reynolds, was born in Olathe, Kansas where he grew up in the surrounding areas of Paola and Hillsdale.  Mike graduated "Salutatorian" from Paola High School in 2010.  

Mike has been very involved with the youth of this world since he was a youth himself.  From leading Kingdom Kids/Awana, to helping lead youth group while he was still in high school, and eventually becoming an intern for Lighthouse Church (Paola) until he graduated college.  In 2014, Mike graduated with "Summa Cum Laude" honors from MidAmerica Nazarene University, carrying with him a degree armed for ministry.  Mike has recently embarked on a Masters of Divinity degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he will begin his journey towards ordination in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. 

Mike married his wife, Meghan, on August 8, 2015 and she shares Mike's passion for the youth of this world and those involved in the Hillsdale Presbyterian Church family.  Mike lives in Spring Hill and keeps busy by spending time with his family, playing with his dogs Oliver and Penelope, riding his motorcycle, running, working out, fishing, hunting, building electric guitars and basses and pastoring the youth at Hillsdale Church. 

 

 

 

 


Secretary

Marjorie Powell

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Bookkeeper

Susan Swope

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Housekeeping

Angie Freeman


Sunday School Director

Pastor Laurie Johnston

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We have a place for you!

Here is a list of what's going on in our classes now.

Ladies in Back – Revelation

High School – Dating Questions? What Does the Bible Have To Say About It?

Junior High – New Testament study and Bible Quizzing

Grades 3 to 5 – Fruits of the Spirit

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade – Bible Stories

Mini Ministries – Creation

Darrell Steven’s Class – Jeremiah

Married With Children – Will Be Starting a new study on Biblical Parenting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vacation Bible School Director (VBS)

Shawn Parkison

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Session Members

Elders 2017

Pastor Laurie Johnston - Moderator

CE Baldwin - Maintenance & Grounds

Bob Koelzer - Maintenance & Grounds

Kim Mustain - Worship/Music & Personnel

Glenda Watkins - Education & Youth

Keith Crouch - Education & Youth/Personnel

Judy Morrison - Fellowship

Mary Goetz - Fellowship

Craig Henkle - National & World Outreach

Jeff Burch - National & World Outreach

 

 

 


Deacons 2017

Linda Cole

Kim Springstead

Mike McDonald

Kim Handy

Erin Burch

Debbie Skinner

Angie Freeman

Patti Jackson


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