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Meet The Staff

Meet the Midland Ministries Staff

Each Midland Ministries staff member raises their own personal support (their salary, as well as ministry expenses). Find out how you can support our General Fund, one of our staff members, or one of the three associate ministries (Child Rescue, Manna Ministries Mongolia, Southside Youth Outreach), financially or give online now.

Jon Henderson

CEO & Executive DirectorJon close up

Jon was a Bible Club Director with Kansas City Youth For Christ from 1986 through 1990. He joined the Staff of Midland Ministries in 1990 and has been the Executive Director since 2013. Jon is in charge of the finances as well as directing the staff and ministries to be effective in reaching young people with the Gospel. Jon and his wife Karen have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and two grandsons.

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Jack Hager

Director of Staff Development/Prison MinistryJack close up

Jack has served in full time ministry for over 30 years since his graduation from Christ Unlimited Bible Institute in 1978. He has been on staff with Midland Ministries since 2008. Having been saved in prison, Jack has a passion for ministering in local and regional prisons. He also speaks at youth events and camps all over the world. Jack and his wife Jane have four kids.

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew close upMinistry Staff

Andrew graduated from the Institute For Teen Evangelism and joined Midland Ministries’ staff in 2000. He is involved in all areas of ministry at Midland and also serves as a youth pastor at Rushville Christian Church. Andrew and his wife Rachel have four children.


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Tom and Jodi Brager

Directors of Southside Youth OutreachTom and Jodi close up

Tom and Jodi are the Directors of Southside Youth Outreach, a division of Midland Ministries. Since 2002, they have been involved with Midland Events as well as volunteering at local schools, discipleship, and leading local and international mission trips. Their heart is to reach teens with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples who can one day make disciples. They have two kids, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren. 

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George Fizer

Outdoor MinistriesGeorge close up

George is 1980 graduate of Christ Unlimited Bible Institute, Kansas City. He joined the Midland staff in 2007. George loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and he uses these activities to disciple young people. George leads yearly fishing/discipleship trips to Canada for boys (Preachers of the Word) and girls (Women of the Word). For more information check out the Outdoor Ministries page.

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Nick & Jessica Schrock

Directors of Manna Ministries MongoliaNick and Jess even more close up2

Nick and Jessica are the Directors of Manna Ministries Mongolia, a division of Midland Ministries. This ministry is centered on Bible Quizzing in Mongolia. They raise funds for in country missionaries, Bold and Bulgan, to run the Bible Quizzing ministry and provide humanitarian aid and discipleship for Mongolian young people.  Nick and Jess live in Kansas City with their 3 children. Check out the Manna Ministries Mongolia page for more information.

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Walt & Melissa Brown

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Midland Ministries Camp & Conference Center Camp Managers

Walt and Melissa have been the camp managers at Midland Ministries Camp and Conference Center since 2013. In addition to managing the camp year round, they are involved with Bible Quizzing, Main Events, and ministry construction projects. They have four married kids and three grandchildren.


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Thomas GuddeThomas Close Up 2

Ministry Staff

Thomas has been with Midland since 2015. He serves as an Associate Pastor at his church. Thomas and his wife, Brittney, have two boys.


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Josh Embrey

Ministry StaffJosh close up

Josh joined the Midland Staff in 2017. He helps run weekly and monthly Midland Events throughout the school year. Josh and his wife, Lydia, have 7 children.


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Shelby Jones

Ministry StaffShelby close up 2

Shelby first joined the Child Rescue staff in 2016 and lived for two years at Casa de mi Padre, in Guatemala. She has been with the Midland staff in the U.S. since 2018. Along with helping at Midland Events, Shelby disciples young girls to know and follow Jesus.


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Meet the Staff of Child Rescue— a division of Midland Ministries in Guatemala.

Shane Sanderson

Director of Child RescueShane bio

Shane founded Child Rescue of South America as an offshoot of Midland Ministries in 2010. Through Child Rescue, he began an orphanage in the city of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala called Casa de mi Padre. Casa de mi Padre meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of kids who otherwise might be living on the streets or worse.

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Cole and Sarah McCauley

Casa de Mi Padre Assistant DirectorCole and Sarah bio

Cole has been the assistant director for Casa de me Padre since 2015. Cole is responsible to make sure all staff know what is expected of them and that they are taking care of the children well. Along with administrative tasks, he works to provide daily child care for the kids of Casa, oversees child discipline and teachings, and manages the transitional kids’ home placement and furthered education. Sarah joined him in Guatemala following their marriage in 2018. They have two children.

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Midland Board of Directors

Chip Allison - Chairman, St. Joseph Missouri 
John Davison - Vice-Chairman, St. Joseph, Missouri 
Gregg Oswald - Treasurer, Muscotah, Kansas
Jon Henderson - Executive Director, St. Joseph, Missouri 
Brad Weeks - Board Chaplin, St. Joseph, Missouri 
Lance Duncan- Lawson, Missouri                                                                                                Brian Tally- Clarinda, IA