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Senior pastor Brian Hiortdahl hails from Southern California, where most of his family still lives. Brian attended Lutheran schools all his life, which nourished his passion for Gods Word and human ...

Cherri Jestmore

Interim Director of Pastoral Care
Cherri joined Atonement's ministry team in February, 2000. In her role, she works closely with the ministry teams of Bread of Life, Stephen Ministry, Parish Nurses, Prayers during Communion, just to ...

Rick Deasley

Director of Worship Life / Organist
Rick has been leading church music/arts ministries since 1986. He has been on staff at Atonement since 2005. He holds a degree in music composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City ...

Julie Assel

Bell Choir Director
Julie has been playing handbells since she was in the third grade and solo ringing since she was in high school. She joined the Adult Bell Choir at Atonement in 1999 and became its director in ...

Tony Ward

Director of Adult Choirs
Tony grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout high school and college, he concentrated on performance and composing skills, but felt called towards directing and education. While in Omaha, he took a ...

Wayne Hawkins

Pianist / Jazz Liturgy bandleader
A versatile pianist and keyboardist, Wayne Hawkins performs regularly throughout the country and is a member of the jazz faculty of the University of Kansas. As a composer, Hawkins has written for a ...

Maryann Grace

Director of Missional Life
Maryann has been a member of Atonement since 2003. She engaged into the congregation through her passion for the Alpha course. She began working part-time for Missional Life in the fall of 2008 after...

Boo McCready

Children's Spiritual Life Director
Boo joined the Atonement staff in 2007 as Communications Administrator. In February of 2010, she became the Children's Spiritual Life Director. Boo is passionate about working with kids, parents, ...

Ann Hiemstra

Director of Communications
Ann brings to us a varied professional background , including graphics, communications and journalism experience supporting large corporations with major customers, as well as being self-employed, ...

Bonnie Shields

Director of Resources
Bonnie has served at Atonement since December of 1992. Her primary responsibilities include all financial administration including business transactions and financial reporting for Atonement. As such,...

Mike Swilley

Property Manager
Mike Swilley joined Atonement in November, 2001 and brings a career history of experience in upkeep and general maintenance for commercial and residential buildings. His responsibilities at Atonement ...