meet the staff
Bob works with our different worship teams to keep them contemporary in music selections, sounds, and instrumentation. We believe worship is a high priority and excellence comes through faithful diligence. We are blessed to have Bob serving our church this way!
Logan (pictured left) oversees our worship technology department, which has some of the best volunteers anywhere in the Kingdom! His work with audio, video, lighting, projection and equipment maintenance keeps our services running smoothly.
Building and Grounds Manager
Bill's priorities are being a great dad and husband, doing his part in God's kingdom here at BSLC and golf.
Melissa works in the office at the La Vista site coordinating more ministries than we are ready to admit. She has led numerous Bible studies and classes as well.
Northwest Site Nursery
Kaite organizes the core of great volunteers that help take care of our infants crawlers and toddlers at the Northwest site.
Senior Director of Ministries
Pastor Ryan is the Senior Director of Ministries. Pastor Ryan has a passion for seeing people's lives transformed by Jesus, being equipped for life and ministry, and making a differnece though acts of service.
Congregational Care Coordinator
Anna Cole began June 2, 2014 as the new full time Administrative Assistant. She now hold the position of Congregational Care Coordinator and is responsible for demonstrating the love of God by helping meet the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs of people through Christ-centered care.
LaVista Site Nursery
Amy helps direct our LaVista site nursery on Sunday's. She originally came to us as one of our childcare parents. God had bigger plans and she serves faithfully taking care of our most precious gifts.
LaVista Site Kidnect Sunday School
Vicki loves Jesus and children. Her infectious laugh and fun loving spirit is wonderful. She is a teacher in the Ralston school district. Pictured here dressed as a princess with her dashing husband Han Solo.
Pastor and Peace Center Director
Jim is working with those in care ministry, membership, and is the current Peace Center Director. He has gone on mission trips to Russia, South Africa, Mexico, Hong Kong, and the Omaha Urban Plunge. He's married to Kelly, and they have two sons, Caleb and Christian.
Discipleship Department Director
Scotte works with most things youth and children in some way at the church. If he isn't on the floor playing with kids, check the donut table on Sundays.
Sue Hulke and her family joined Beautiful Savior in 2013. She has been married to Ross Hulke for 31 years and they have two sons, Collin and Connor. Sue’s previous church work includes 15 years as the secretary of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and School.
Ed Hurd conducts the Sanctuary Choir and plays the organ for all of our traditional worship services. Would you like to sing with the choir?
Northwest Site Kidnect Sunday School
Anna works with our Kidbit Sunday school program at the Northwest site. If your kids come back to their seats with a huge smile on their face, Anna probably interacted with them that morning.
Northwest Worship Leader
Bart has been the worship leader at our Northwest campus since it’s beginning. Bart leads with a heart for genuine worship and a talent for connecting with the church.
Director of Student Ministries
A transplant from Colorado, Josh seems to have adjusted to his now much flatter existence here in Nebraska. Josh has spent a big chunk of time overseas working with our mission in Hong Kong, China. Currently his time has been spent working with our ministry partner in Costa Rica.
Kidnect Children's Ministries
For the record, we met Josh first. But it only took us about three and a half seconds to snag his wife Kari too. Kari leads our K-5 Sunday School Ministry at the La Vista site.
Pastor at Northwest Site
Elliott is the Northwest Site Pastor. He loves to be in the outdoors. Newly married, he loves spending time with his wife.
Missionary to Immigrants in Omaha
Rev. Eddie Mekasha was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2003, Pastor Eddie joined Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and was ordained in 2007 as a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Pastor Eddie moved to Omaha in September, 2013, to be chaplain at Tyson Foods in Council Bluffs, IA. He is married to Fantaye and blessed with two girls, Kedamait and Semret. His family is a great asset to mission work.
Kidnect Children's Ministries
Dina has been involved with our Children's Ministry since 2001. As a volunteer her VBS programs served 1400 kids last year. She joined our staff in 2012 to help out with Sunday school too. Here is a picture of Dina with one of our visiting Hong Kong missionaries.
Worship Arts Director
Jay oversees all of the creative elements of worship at Beautiful Savior. His desire is to bring the Word of God in creative, compelling ways in worship. If you have a heart for worship and are gifted in music, drama, video production or communications, talk to Jay!
Contemporary Worship Director
Jennifer passionately leads worship at our Lavista campus and oversees the worship music and volunteers at all of our contemporary sites and services. Her heart is for leading people in authentic worship of our Creator and Savior!
LaVista Site Nursery
Shelly helps direct our LaVista site nursery on Sunday's. Her faithfull heart and prayerful spirit leads people of all ages to Jesus.
Administration Department Director
Scott is the most popular person with the staff because he handles the money. We've learned he responds well when you compliment his hunting skills.
David has been in charge of computers and the network since we were in our old building. He loves all things technology and works full time as a software developer. David has been working professionally in the IT field since 2007 in desktop, server, and network support roles and graduated from UNL with a degree in Management Information Systems. You can find David every Sunday out at the Northwest site running screens and lights.