The Brenneman Ministry Staff would love to hear from you!
Rev. Matt Maloney , Senior Pastor: email@example.com Matt received Jesus Christ has his personal savior when he was 17, a junior in High School. It was a youth pastor that took a risk and shared the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. From there God has used him and continues to mold him into the person the Lord created him to be. It was during these High school years that God placed a call of ministry on his heart.
After some soul searching and confirmation of this call, he then went to Bethel College and graduated in 1999 with a degree in Christian Ministries. He received his ordination in 2001. He has served in several churches with in the Missionary Church and most recently was the Senior Pastor of Walled Lake Missionary church in Walled Lake, MI for almost six years. His passion is for individuals to grasp the incredible Love of Christ, and to allow that to transform their lives.
He is married to his beautiful wife, Susie, and they have five children.
Rev. Josh Hilty, Discipleship and Executive Pastor: firstname.lastname@example.org I grew up in New Paris and felt a call to ministry during high school as part of the youth group at St. Mark's UMC just down the road. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006 with a degree in Christian Ministry. While there, I met my wife, Jamie, as we both sang in the chorale. We have been married since 2004 and have three children: Isabelle, Brennan, and Maryn. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, card games, cooking, landscaping, dating my wife, and playing with my kids. My previous ministry experience includes serving as a solo pastor in Baraboo, WI and as pastor of discipleship in North Branch, MI--both in The Wesleyan Church. While in Michigan, I earned my MDIV from Wesley Seminary at IWU. I have been on staff at Brenneman since the beginning of 2018.
Pastor Carter Ammerman, Student Ministry Pastor: email@example.com Carter Ammerman, grew up in Nappanee, Indiana where he graduated from NorthWood High School. After high school he went on to graduate from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN with his B.A. in Youth Ministry and Masters in Ministry. Shortly after graduating he married his wife Abby and then relocated to Terre Haute, where she work on her Master's in School Psychology and Carter was a youth pastor. He enjoys coffee, hiking, Batman, board games, Chicagoland sports, and music. Fun fact, when he was growing up Carter wanted to be an architect and still hopes to design and build a house someday.
Rev. Craig Garber Rev. Garber has a strong ministry background, beginning a full time pastorate in 1982. Craig and his wife JoAnn have raised four children and are now grandparents to six children. The last 11 years of ministry were with the Pleasant Ridge Christian Fellowship before retiring from there in 2016. In his 35 years of ministry he has handled marriages, counseling, visitations, funerals, message preparations, mission trips, men's discipling ministry and a host of other duties that come with 35 years of ministry. Rev. Garber began his duties with BMMC on September 24, 2017.
Kelli Armentroutkelli_armentrout@bmmchurch.org Kelli began her staff duties as Director of Worship Arts in October of 2007. She received her Bachelors in Music Education from Olivet Nazarene University. She has led worship at many events including Brown City Camp, Mancelona Camp and numerous Ladies' Retreats.
Kelli is also involved in various groups such as IUSB Jazz Ensemble soloist, South Bend Civic Theater, South Bend Symphony Orchestra soloist and Truth in Jazz soloist. Her husband is a professional musician, serves as a high school band director in the South Bend School Corporation and they are the parents of six children, three girls and three boys and two grand-daughters.
Alicia Burnsalicia_burns@bmmchurch.org Alicia joined the Brenneman Staff in September of 2006 as Director of Children's Ministry. She is a graduate of Taylor University in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Christian Education Ministries. In March of 2007, Alicia married her wonderful husband, Eric and are now parents of two boys and a girl and reside in Cassopolis, Michigan.
The children's ministry at Brenneman desires to bring kids into a relationship with Christ and teach them His Word through drama, singing, small groups, children's choir, and special events throughout the year. This ministry uses 252 Basics curriculum as their primary curriculum for Sunday morning worship. Alicia oversees all of the happenings with Kindergarten age children-4th grade.
Alison WeldyAlison_weldy@bmmchurch.org Alison Weldy is a 2010 graduate from Manchester College with a degree in elementary and special education. She taught for five years at Wawasee Middle School, where she also coached soccer and was a Ski Club sponsor. In December 2011, she married Jeff, and in March 2014, they have a son, Jairus and daughter, Rebecca. They enjoy camping and being outside. They have been attending Brenneman since the summer of 2015.
Colene Graber Colene_Graber@bmmchurch.org Colene joined the Brenneman Staff in April of 2018 as the coordinator of the Special Friends Ministry. Colene is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for many years in local Christian Montessori schools. Colene and her husband, Justin have attended Brenneman since shortly after they were married in 1999 with the exception of a three year span when they helped with a church plant in the Elkhart area. The Graber's have three sons, Micah, Peyton and Joren.