Our Leadership

Harvestime Eau Claire
Pastor Kim & his wife, Jenny

Pastor Kim Buckman

Senior Pastor • Eau Claire Campus Pastor [email protected]

Pastor Kim was hired in 2005 bringing his wife, Jenny, and two daughters, Alyssa and Hannah, here from West Virginia. He has a heart and passion for Biblical history and studies how to apply it to the modern world. As the lead pastor of all the campuses, he guides us.

Pastor Kyle Ruud and wife

Pastor Kyle Ruud

Youth Pastor • First Impressions & Life Groups Pastor

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 Harvestime Youth is to raise up a generation who have a passion for God, a passion for life, and passion for people.

Pastor Allison and husband

Pastor Alison

Children’s Pastor • HTC University Pastor

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.

Alyssa Thoms

Alyssa Thoms

Office Administrator & Sound Technician

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.

Moriah Locke

Moriah Locke

Children’s Ministry Administrator

Moriah went to UW-Eau Claire received a degree in Unified Early Childhood. Mainly, she works under Alison in the kids' ministry by completing duties like preparing all of our REAL Kids curriculum for each campus, behind-the-scenes prep for services, and assist with certain admin duties. As many say, "Everyone needs a 'Moriah' in their life!"

Marilyn Vaupel

Marilyn Vaupel

Bookkeeper

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Harvestime South
Pastor Adam Norlander

Adam Norlander

South

JoLynn Norlander

JoLynn Norlander

Worship Director

Hannah Buckman

Lori Lowenhagen

Office Administrator

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.

Harvestime Chippewa Falls
Pastor Karl Hanson

Pastor Karl Hanson

Harvestime Church Chippewa Falls Campus Pastor

My wife Hannah and I have been blessed with 4 children in the past 13 years. Our older two children are daughters and our younger two are boys and we have lived in Chippewa since July of 2010. As a family we enjoy playing kickball, riding bike, playing games, sledding, and of recent fishing. We stepped onto staff with Harvestime Church Sept. 2017 and look forward to wherever and whatever God may lead within Harvestime Church.

Dan & Beth McCauley

Dan & Beth McCauley

Family Pastors

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.

I’m Dan, I am the youth minister, alongside my wife. I love seeing God move in the lives of our youth! I’ve studied with DSOM, for pastoral licensing within the Assemblies of God. My wife and I have been married for 18 years and we have 5 awesome kids! We are a crazy bunch, and that’s why we are so special. Make sure to find Joy in every moment, seek God in everything you do, and remember to always pray. Just Pray!

Josh Kilde

Josh Kilde

Children’s Pastor

My name is Josh Kilde and I am married to my beautiful wife Emily Kilde. We are foster parents through Chippewa County. I oversee our Kids Ministry, which is kids from 4 months to 5th grade as well as any volunteer that works with me. My role is to train leaders and to share with our kids and adults how God loves each one of us. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and I am a Certified Minister through the Assemblies of God. I started working with kids in 2010, in 2018 I took over the lead position for our Children’s Ministry in Chippewa Falls. I work full time for Northwest Counseling and Guidance Clinic, where I work with Families in the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services. I am also a trainer for The National Child Traumatic Stress Network where I teach trauma informed parenting classes. I enjoy camping, running strategy games, budgeting and playing ultimate frisbee, I might seem low key, but I am a very competitive person.

Sam Ambrose

Nathan Christopherson

Worship Pastor

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

Brooke Adams

Life Group Coordinator

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.

Louise Custer

Louise Custer

Office Administrator

I enjoy using my gifts as an Office Administrator at the Harvestime Chippewa Falls Campus. I am a certified minister with the Assembly of God. Mentoring is one of main passions. I am married to a man named Bill and we enjoy time with our three grown children and ten grandchildren. I like gardening, crafts, and a good cup of tea

Louise Custer

Emily Rosenthal

First Impressions & Life Groups Director

"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