Meet Our Associate Pastors

  • Art Smoot

    Associate Pastor

     

    Childhood

    Large family of 9 kids. I have a twin sister. Lost my mother from cancer when I was 6 yrs. old.

     

    Family

    Married Evie in 07/06/79, I have 1 Daughter, 1 Son & 1 Step-Son. Seven Grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren (all 9 are girls)

     

    Education

    Went to the 10th grade and had to quit to go to work.

     

    Before I was a pastor

    Before a pastor I was an elder.

     

    How I got saved

    Got saved at Goshen Assembly of God in 1972. Fell away till 1979 and rededicated my life and never looked back again.

  • Kathy Hulse

    Associate Pastor

     

    Positions at the church

    Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care, Team Leader of Hospital Visitation, Prayer Network, Worship Team

     

    Childhood

    Grew up in a Christian home.  We moved around a lot so I was often the “new kid” at school.  I was shy and introverted so it was difficult to make friends. I lived in Minnesota, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington State and Ohio. 

     

    Family

    My husband Dan and I have raised five daughters.  We have four sons-in-law and eight grandchildren—five boys and three girls. 

     

    Education

    I graduated from Flames of Fire School of Ministry with an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Life Christian University.

     

    Before I was a pastor

    Before I became an Associate Pastor, I served as an Elder and headed up the Hospital Visitation Team, was on the Worship Team where I was the Associate.  I headed up the Continuing Care Team, facilitated the Theophostic ministry and began the Sozo Team—which is on hold for now.

     

    How I got saved

    We were living in Minnesota at the time and attended a Baptist Church.  I was six years old when an Evangelist came to the church and held “special meetings.”  He gave the invitation to receive Jesus and I raised my hand.  Though I was sitting with my mom, I acted on my own and she was surprised that I responded.  I remember what I was wearing and praying with Mrs. Johnson to give my heart and life to Jesus.  I was very excited and shared at school.  I remember in fifth or sixth grade, cornering a friend in the bathroom, witnessing to her and leading her to Jesus.  Her mother, was not too pleased as they were a good Catholic family. 

  • Tim Haarer

    Associate Pastor of Worship


    Childhood

    Grew up in Mottville, MI area and too many memories to list!

     

    Family

    I have one brother and one sister. Married to Vanja Haarer and have 7 children.

     

    Education

    Associates Degree in Theology, Associates Degree in Respiratory Care

     

    Before I was a pastor

    Worship Leader, Made custom hardwood furniture for many years, currently a respiratory therapist

     

    How I got saved

    After I watched a Billy Graham Crusade on TV

  • Vanja Haarer

    Associate Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

     

    Positions at the church

    Associate Pastor of Worship & the Arts, Bookkeeping, Life Coach

     

    Childhood

    Yes, I had one… with 2 sisters and a mom and a dad…and a dog, cat and parrot.

     

    Family

    A wonderful husband, Tim, and 7 wonderful children.

     

    Education

    Associates in Criminal Justice, Bachelors in Theology

     

    Before I was a pastor

    An overtime mom, educator, social services.

     

    How I got saved

    In a Methodist church during weekend revival services called a Lay Witness Mission.