Jonathan became the Lead Pastor at Spirit of Life in March 2015. His purpose is to create a landing pad for the supernatrual Presence of God, to help people discover their God given purpose, and to equip and empower leaders.
He came to Spirit of Life in July 2010 as the Leadership Pastor with the responsibilities of youth, college age, young adults, and co-leading School of the Spirit with his wife Becky. His responsibility was to raise up emerging leaders in the local church.
Jonathan and Becky transitioned to Nebraska from being staff pastors at a regional prayer missions base just north of Cedar Rapids, IA (Wind and Fire Ministries). Jonathan and Becky met each other in 2007 towards the end of his time directing the Des Moines Master’s Commission (a discipleship school based out of Eastwood Church of the Open Bible).
Jonathan has a heart for seeking hard after the presence of God, and normalizing the supernatural and Kingdom principles in the life of the believer.
Boden joined the Spirit of Life Church staff as Associate Pastor in August 2015. Boden and his wife, Linda, have 4 children ranging from ages 9 to 2. Boden received his pastoral license through Open Bible Churches 11 years ago and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University. Boden pioneered and directed Great Lakes Masters Commission for 8 years at New Life Church in Petersburg, Michigan. He has been a part of the board for the School of Ministry for Eastern Region Open Bible, spoke at various youth events, and directed many community outreaches for children. When not spending time with his family, he takes every opportunity to deer hunt in God’s beautiful creation.
Kelley has been the Worship Pastor at Spirit of Life since 2010 and on staff as Assistant Pastor since June of 2012. Starting in 1999 he was involved in Worship Ministry at The Bridge Open Bible (Springfield, OR) until moving to Kearney, NE with his family. He is passionate about declaring the majesty of our Lord corporately and seeing the church family learn to live out their calling as every-day worshippers. Kelley desires to see the Lord move mightily, reveal His glory, and transform lives through encountering Him during the worship services at Spirit of Life.
Kelley leads our young adult ministry and is excited to see students and young adults seek out the plans of the Lord for their lives and find their “Father-given” identity.
Kelley has been married to his wife Hannah since 1999 and they have 3 children of their own. He and Hannah are currently foster parents and are committed to seeing the Lord's work of adoption played out in the church for children in need.
Lezlie has been serving as the Church Administrator since 2007. Lezlie and her husband, Dan, lead our Wednesday evening Children's Ministry. Dan and Lezlie have been married since 2008 and are currently foster parents.