Our Leadership

Harvestime Eau Claire
Pastor Kim & his wife, Jenny

Kim Buckman

Senior Pastor • Campus Pastor | kim.buckman @htcfamily.org

Pastor Kim and his wife, Jenny, moved to Eau Claire to head-up Harvestime in 2005. He has a passion for Biblical history and applying it to the modern world.

Pastor Kyle Ruud and wife

Kyle Ruud

Youth Pastor • Life Group Pastor | kyle.ruud @htcfamily.org

Pastor Kyle and his wife, Karli, started at Harvestime as the youth pastor in 2010. He loves when students have those "ah-ha" moments–the time God reveals His love for them.

Pastor Allison and husband

Alison Amelse

Children’s Pastor • HTC University Pastor | alison.amelse @htcfamily.org

Pastor Alison and her husband, Rob, moved to Eau Claire to lead the kid's ministry in 2010. In kid's min, she loves that she and her leaders are the ones that get to introduce an eternal soul to an eternal Savior.

Pastor Kim & his wife, Jenny

Jessica Yentsch

Worship Leader | jessica.yentsch @htccv.org

Jessica and her husband, Dave, were welcomed on staff in 2021. She shares a vision of pulling the church into an intimate worship experience and letting the Holy Spirit move in service.

Pastor Kim & his wife, Jenny

Alyssa Thoms

office Administrator • Sound Technician | office.ec @htcfamily.org

Alyssa started at Harvestime in 2015. She and her husband, Adam, enjoy creating a seamless, distraction-free environment where people can come learn and worship.

Moriah Locke

Moriah Locke

Children’s Ministry Administrator | moriah.locke @htcfamily.org

Moriah went to UW-Eau Claire received a degree in Unified Early Childhood. She has worked at the Eau Claire campus under Pastor Alison since 2016 as support staff handling behind-the-scenes prep for all campuses.

Marilyn Vaupel

Marilyn Vaupel

Bookkeeper | marilyn.vaupel @htcfamily.org

Marilyn was added to the team in 2012. She is a great asset to the team!

Harvestime South
Pastor Adam Norlander

Adam Norlander

Campus Pastor | adam.norlander @htcfamily.org

JoLynn Norlander

JoLynn Norlander

Worship Leader | jolynn.norlander @htcfamily.org

Hannah Buckman

Lori Lowenhagen

Office Administrator | office.sth @htcfamily.org

Lori and her husband, Kyle, helped plant the Harvetime Church South branch, and she is now honored to serve as the church administrator. She has a heart for  helping people feel the love of Christ, discipleship, and encouraging others in their faith.

Karlan Brunner

Karlan Brunner

Children's Minister | karlan.brunner @htcfamily.org

Karlan has a passion to see kids encounter their Savior and for them to develop a relationship with Him.

Harvestime Chippewa Falls
Pastor Karl Hanson

Karl Hanson

Campus Pastor | karl.hanson @htcfamily.org

Pastor Karl and his wife, Hannah, became the lead pastor at the Chippewa campus in 2017. It's been exciting to see how God has provided and been dependable from the start until now.

Dan & Beth McCauley

Dan McCauley

Family Pastor • Young Adult Pastor • Youth Pastor | dan.mccauley @htcfamily.org

Pastor Dan and Pastor Beth have worked together on the family ministries in Chippewa Falls since 2021. They love seeing families grow closer and pursue God together.

Dan & Beth McCauley

Beth McCauley

Family Pastor • Young Adult Pastor • Youth Pastor • Volunteer Coordinator | beth.mccauley @htcfamily.org

I’m Beth, I am the youth minister, alongside my husband! I love seeing kids grow in their knowledge of who God is. I just finished schooling for licensing within the Assemblies of God and now, onto a test! I am a mom of 5, I love quiet time, I married my 7th grade boyfriend, and screaming toes is my favorite game! Find God in your everyday. He’s always there even when you don’t see Him.

Josh Kilde

Josh Kilde

Children’s Pastor | josh.kilde @htcfamily.org

Josh and Emily are foster parents through Chippewa County.Josh's role at the Chippewa Campus is to train leaders and to share with our kids and adults how God loves each one of us.

Josh has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and is a Certified Minister through the Assemblies of God.

Sam Ambrose

Nathan Christopherson

Worship Leader | nathan.christopherson @htcfamily.org

Nathan is the Music Director at Harvestime Church. He and his wife, Leah, moved to Chippewa Falls in 2018 after serving in a church in Canton, OH and IHOP previously to that. They have three kids, Asher, Amaryah, and Ezra.

Brooke Adams

Sarah Polzin

Office Administrator | office.cf @htcfamily.org

Brooke Adams


Pastoral Care Minister |

Elizabeth Gerber

Elizabeth Gerber

Marketing & Events Coordinator |

Elizabeth Gerber forefront of the events and marketing of the Chippewa Falls Campus. Her desire is to see people, of every generation, powerfully encounter the love of Jesus Christ.

Elizabeth Gerber

Jason Laufenberg

Life Group Coordinator | jason.laufenburg @htcmfamily.org

Eric Stephenson

Eric Stephenson

Sound Technician |

I’m Eric and I oversee sound and tech. My role is to help support the other ministries as they lead people into God's presence. I have a degree in Programming/Analytics and Software Design.
I love Marvel movies and rock climbing. I'm ambidextrous and I'll beat any of you in a race.

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."Mark 10:45