Born in Laurel, NE; raised in Columbus, Nebraska.
Married Karen Lubischer (of Lindsay, Nebraska), August 8, 1975.
Father of five: Zac (’79), Nic (’83), Luke (’85), Steven (’88) and Sarah (’92).
Hobbies: any recreational sport, reading, traveling, Scrabble.
Diploma, Columbus Senior High School, 1972
Associate’s Degree, Platte County Junior College, 1974
Bachelor’s Degree, Moody Bible Institute, 1977
Master’s Degree, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1985
Campus Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ, Whitewater, WI, 1977 – 1979
Campus Director, Campus Crusade for Christ, Stevens Point, WI, ’79 – ’82
Church Planter, Grace Evangelical Free Church, Louisville, KY, 1985 – 1986
Church Planter, Faith Evangelical Free Church, Jeffersonville, IN, ’86 – ’88
District Superintendent, Gulf States District – EFCA, 1989 – 1995
Executive Director, Urban Impact Ministries, New Orleans, LA, 1995 – 2002
District Superintendent, EFCA Southeast, 2003 – Present
Born and raised in the Chicago area.
Married Jackie in 1970.
Graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Ministry.
Bruce has been a Sonlife Ministries trainer and a church health consultant and has served as a youth director, an associate pastor and a senior pastor (of a church that daughtered three new churches). Bruce had been a church planting missionary and the Director of Church Planting in the Rocky Mountain District. Bruce has been the Director of Church Planting for the EFCA Southeast since February 1, 2009.
Bruce has a passion to see new churches intentionally making disciples and reproduce new churches. He is convinced that church planting is one of the primary and effective ways to see evangelism and disciplemaking take place. His desire is to see tens of thousands of people coming to Christ in such a way that a movement of of new churches would sweep our country.
To see this realized, Bruce has committed to:
- Persistently praying for the Lord of the Harvest to raise up workers for the harvest
- Developing a district church planting team through multiple regions within the EFCA Southeast
- Strengthening the district’s seven support systems for church planters
- Developing a reproducing movement through establishing Church
- Planting Training Centers across the district
Bruce’s faith goal is to see 20-30 new churches begin each year and 1,000 new churches over the next 15 years. Check out his church planting website.
Born in Hawthorne, NJ; grew up there until college. Married Kitty (of Dubuque, IA), August 23, 1975.
Hobbies: Magician (semi-pro for the last 36 yrs), Ventriloquist, Dog training, Stained glass, fishing, target shooting.
Diploma, Hawthorne High School (New Jersey) Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration – Hope College, Holland, MI
Computer Science courses – Clark College – Dubuque, IA
Ministry and Business Experience
Supply Management Engineer, Marketing Rep, Supervisor positions held at John Deere for 33 years (retired in 2009).
John Deere Dubuque Works – 1976 – 1983 – Dubuque, IA. John Deere Horicon Works – 1984 – 2009 – Horicon, WI.
Part of planting team and elder for Hope Evangelical Free Church – 1978 – 1983 (Dubuque, IA).
Elder and Small Group leader – Randolph Evangelical Free Church – 1986-1991 (Randolph, WI).
Part of planting team and elder for Harvest Evangelical Fee Church – 1992 – 2006 (Beaver Dam, WI)
John met his wife Kitty through a mutual friend that was beginning a coffee house ministry in the bar section of Dubuque, IA in 1974. The ministry was a church to many young people as they were introduced to Jesus and discipled in the faith.
John and Kitty, along with Kitty’s family and some friends met at a Bible study which eventually became Hope Evangelical Free Church in Dubuque, IA. John served in several roles at the church – Youth Leader, Elder, Small Group leader, Adult Sunday School teacher. When John Deere went through a slow period in 1982-3, he was transferred to the Horicon, WI plant. After attending the Randolph E-free church for 8 years He lead a small group in his home that became Harvest E-free in Beaver Dam, WI in March 1992. John took early retirement in Sept 2009 and then in 2011 accepted the position of Missional Catalyst for the Southeast District of the Evangelical Free Church and moved to Nashville, TN where they currently reside.
John held several positions at John Deere in Supply Management, Production Control, Marketing, Publications, Supervision for salaried and wage employees. During the years at Deere he has always had a ministry focus to be God’s representative in the workplace. Church planting for him started as a necessity to have a solid church in communities where they were few and eventually became a passion and way of life. Spending time with church planters is the best retirement job!
Born and raised thirty miles southeast of Los Angeles, CA
Greg married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy, in 1984. They have a daughter, Karissa (1994) and a son, Aaron (1997).
Since graduating from Pioneer High School in 1984, Greg has worked in the printing industry and the construction industry before developing and growing two different safety consulting businesses in Southern California.
Greg has served as a small group leader, youth minister, worship minister, assistant pastor and a senior pastor (of a church that he pioneered with only his family in 1999). In the eleven years serving as the Senior Pastor, God used them to plant two “daughter” churches and then assist one of those churches in the planting of a “granddaughter” church.
Greg has had the privilege of speaking at church planting conferences in the U.S., Philippines, Suriname and Nicaragua while working with individual church planting pastors, in the role of a coach, encourager, and friend.
In 2007, Greg and Nancy felt God leading them toward a change.
In 2010 they moved their family to Orlando, Florida “to do a work for God”.
Greg has passion for disciple making and church planting. Experience has proven to him that God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things, all for His glory. This has resulted in Greg reaching out to the common man – the one who thinks life has passed him by – and watching God do a mighty work through people who are “crazy enough to take God at His Word”. Seeing hope breathed into the deflated souls of men stirs his heart! .
As a Church Planting Catalyst, Greg’s desire is to assist others in seeing their calling fulfilled and ministries duplicated through ongoing discipleship and evangelism.
Greg is driven by a simple concept: Win ONE, Build ONE, Release ONE to do the work God has called them to.
Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina.
Married Connie Marolf (of Clinton, Missouri) in 1974.
Father of three: Jay (’77), Kathy (’79) and Jeff (’83).
Hobbies: surfing, kayaking, camping and reading.
Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering, NC State Univ, 1973
Master’s Degree, Engineering, NC State Univ, 1978
Master’s Degree, Management, Colorado State University, 1987
Graduate, EFCA Gateway Theological Institute, 2013
US Army Corps of Engineers, variety of roles including Project Manager, Strategic Planner, Florida Liaison and Chief of Staff, 1978-2010 (Retired)
Professor of Management, Webster University, 1994-Present
Campus Director, Youth for Christ, Raleigh, NC 1974-1978
Deacon & Outreach Director, Neptune Baptist, Neptune Beach, FL 1979-1986
Deacon & Small Group Leader, First Baptist, Jacksonville, FL 1988-2005
Small Group Host/Leader, Eastside Community Church, Jax, FL 2006-2012
Deacon Chairman, Eastside Community Church, Jax, FL 2012-Present
In 2010, Jim traded his successful engineering career to invest more directly in Kingdom work. With his experience, gifts, and over 35 years as a church lay leader, Jim flowed naturally into coaching pastors and churches in vision clarity and strategic planning. He is a certified Church Unique Vision Trainer. He loves helping pastors and churches reach their full potential.
Jackie Redmond was raised in Wisconsin and Illinois and is the free spirited third born of 8 children. She now resides in Friendsville, TN with her husband Bruce, who serves as the Director of Church Planting for the Southeast District. She has five grown children including twins that joined their family at 16 years old and 12 grandchildren.
Jackie has 30 years of active ministry as a pastor’s wife, in youth ministry, teaching Bible Studies (including Precept), counseling, retreat and conference speaking, directing women’s ministry, mentoring, coaching, behavioral assessment, and church planting. Jackie strongly believes that the time is now for every woman to rise up with confidence realizing their potential in Christ to engage in active ministry for the glory of our King. She has a strong sense of anticipation of an approaching movement of God, thus, the need for equipped disciplemakers! She’s traveled the U.S. and Canada for Sonlife Ministries, training women in ministry and was the EFCA national women’s ministry director for five years. She now leads a non-profit ministry called Resound Now “Multiplying women disciplemakers for Kingdom Impact” and serves the SED as the women’s ministry representative.
Jackie has written the Disciple Making Pathway Training; a philosophy of ministry based on the life of Christ for transformation and multiplication of disciplemakers and directed the production of The Disciplemaking Ministry Guide which is impacting ministries nationally.
Her interests are spending time with her husband, friends, hiking, reading, skiing, sewing, and fun with her 5 kids and 12 grandkids.
Contact Jackie to schedule a vision/dream time with the women of your church, a Life on Purpose, one day disciplemaking training, Ordinary Influence evangelism training, pray, or just to get acquainted.
Karen Schrieber – Ministry Consultant
Karen (Lubischer) was born in Newman Grove, Nebraska.
Raised on a farm outside of Lindsay, Nebraska.
Married Glen Schrieber, August, 1975.
Mother of five: Zac, Nic, Luke, Steven and Sarah
Interests: teaching Bible studies, discipling women, garage sales, and reading.
Diploma, Lindsay Holy Family High School, 1971
Associate’s Degree, Platte County Junior College, 1973
Bachelor’s Degree, University of Nebraska, 1975
Teacher, Evangelical Christian School, Chicago, IL, 1975 – 1976
Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ, Whitewater, WI, 1977 – 1979
Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ, Stevens Point, WI, 1979 – 1982
Church Planting Team Member, Louisville Metro, KY, 1985 – 1988
District Planting Team Member, Gulf States District, EFCA, 1989 – 1994
Staff, Urban Impact Ministries, New Orleans, LA, 1994 – 2002
Staff, Southeastern District, EFCA, 2003 – Present
Homeschooling Mom, 1988 – 2006
Teacher, Northwestern Middle School, Jacksonville, FL, 2006 – 2008
Teacher, Green Cove Springs Middle School, Green Cove Springs, FL, 2008 – Present