Ben accepted Christ at the age of 4 and grew up in a Christian home. In 1985 he met his lovely wife Carolea in a YWAM school in Texas and they were married a few years later. After 8 years of hoping and praying for children, God healed Carolea and they now have 5 amazing kids ages 25 to 15.
Rheannon MacFarland is a passionate minister of the Word of God and worship leader, with many years of experience leading worship in the Flathead Valley. Rheannon’s focus is helping others enter the presence of God through music ministry, teaching and preaching, as well as kids/youth ministry. She became a licensed minister through Purpose Church in December of 2021. Rheannon also heads up our Fine Arts Productions summer programs, together with a team of highly qualified creatives.
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Christi Runnels is our Women’s Ministry Leader at Purpose Church. Her passion is to see women grow in the grace, knowledge and love of Jesus Christ while having the fellowship and support of other women. Her ministry is based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Colossians 3:16.
Rick Todd coordinates our Men’s Ministry. He is a former naval aviator and retired American Airlines Captain. His desire is to help equip men to become the men God created them to be and see them use their gifts to His purpose.
Chelsie Schnetter (right) heads the Sunday School program and is a leader of Move Youth at Purpose Church. She is a dental assistant at Lilly Family Dentistry in Whitefish Montana and an avid outdoors woman. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking with her husband, Anthony and dog Moki. Chelsie’s heart is to see students thriving in their relationship with God through knowledge of His word, and fellowship with other students who are following God.