Pastor Kim BuckmanSenior Pastor

Kim has a degree in Pastoral Studies from North Central University.  He has pastored for over 30 years and has served the people of Harvestime since 2005.  Kim is married to Jenny and together they have two daughters, Hannah and Alyssa.  Kim uses humor and illustrations to make the Bible relevant.  His driving passion is to see people become everything God created them to be.


Pastor Kyle RuudYouth Pastor, CATALYST YOUTH MINISTRY

Pastor Kyle Ruud is the youth pastor of Catalyst Youth Ministries at Harvestime Church. He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.  He and his wife, Karli, are both graduates of North Central University.  Kyle and Karli have three sons, Kennan, Lyndon, and Grayson. The goal of Catalyst Youth Ministry is to raise up a generation who have a passion for God, a passion for life, and passion for people.


Pastor Alison Children’s Pastor, REAL Kids Ministry

Pastor Alison Amelse is the Children’s Pastor at Harvestime Church. She is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God through Global University and also has a Certificate in Music Evangelism from North Central University. Pastor Alison is married to Rob and they have a daughter, Clara.  They are passionate about discipling children to follow God with their whole heart.



Nathan ChristophersonWorship Music Director

Nathan Christopherson is the Music Director at Harvestime Church.  He and his wife, Leah, moved to Eau Claire in 2018 after serving in a church in Canton, OH and IHOP previously to that.  They have two kids, Asher and Amaryah.  This family is excited to be a part of Harvestime’s mission to reach the people of the Chippewa Valley.


Pastor James JonasYoung Adult Pastor, Awaken Ministry  •  Life Group Director

James Jonas is the Awaken Young Adult and Life Group Pastor at Harvestime Church. He is a certified minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife, Kelsey, both attended Ellerslie Discipleship Training School. James and Kelsey have two sons, Judah and Noah. James and Kelsey’s driving passion is for discipleship and to see people understand their identity in Christ.


Alyssa ThomsOffice Administrator

 Alyssa Thoms is the Office Administrator at Harvestime Church.  She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Creative Writing and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.  She and her husband, Adam, enjoy making music and hope to someday provide a place for students can go to creative art and music.