They don't do all the work, (volunteers do a lot as well!) but our staff is an integral part of what we try to do here at Hillside. Get to know them, you'll be glad you did!
Andy began ministry at Hillside in 2015 after over 15 years serving congregations in Oklahoma. A lifelong Disciple, Rev. Beck has an M.Div. degree from Phillips Seminary in Tulsa, OK. He's married to Elizabeth & they have 2 wonderful kids. Fun Fact: Andy's favorite music group is a ska band from the 90's called Five Iron Frenzy.
Samantha began her tenure on Hillside's ministry staff in mid-2018. She has several years experience as a high school counselor, and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance, and a working background in adolescent mental health and psychology. Fun fact: Samantha has roots at Hillside. She was a youth group kid back in the early 2000's.
Jennifer has been part of HIllside's ministry staff since mid-2017. She has a background in childhood development and advocacy, and now works full time with a foster parent training program. Fun fact: Jennifer and her husband were foster parents for over a decade!
Darin has been at Hillside since 2010 and leads our praise team, Hillside Singers and Hillside Ringers. It's been said that Hillside has some of the best church music north of the Missouri River, and if that's true, it's because of Darin! A Grammy Award winner, Darin also teaches vocal and piano lessons. Fun fact: Darin and Jason have 3 awesome dogs; Charlie, Parker and Giuseppe.
Hillside's Music Staff:
Brian Burlingame: Percussion instruments
Sally Greenlease: Piano & Principal Organist
Paul Greenlease: Bass guitar
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In his primary role, Jonathan has been on staff at Hillside since May 2016. Before then, he served as Hillside's bookkeeper for nearly a decade. His primary responsibilities now are financial management, and building use & care. Catch Jonathan around the building making sure our major systems are running well and being improved. Fun Fact: Jonathan is passionate about kombucha, and given the opportunity, he'll sing its praises to you!
Judith has been on staff since May 2015. She publishes our communications, manages our office, and keeps Rev. Beck in line. She has a passion for helping families impacted by suicide grieve, and operates a world-wide Facebook group for parents who have lost a child to suicide. Fun Fact: Judith has a passion for animals, with a few cute puppers and kitties in her home!