Prairie Heights Community Church held its first ever Vision Night Jan. 20, to share the mission and vision of Prairie Heights, as well as the recommendation of the board and search team for the next season of leadership at Prairie Heights.

Co-Founders, Jon and Teri Hauser stepped away from leadership in early December. Beth Nelson was hired as lead pastor, with the responsibility of providing strategy, leadership and final decision making. Mike Hull was named lead teaching pastor, with responsibility of ensuring excellence from the stage in Sunday messages. Both are ordained Pastors in the Church of the Nazarene and uniquely gifted to carry the mission and vision of Prairie Heights into the future.

Nelson has a Masters degree in ministry leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as a Masters in Counseling from North Dakota State university. She graduated from University of Minnesota, Crookston with a degree in organizational communication. She has been married to her husband Kyle for eight years and has two children, Ian,5, and Isabelle, 4 months.

Nelson has been on staff at Prairie Heights for 10 years and is passionate about organizational leadership and reaching people for Christ.

Hull has a Masters degree in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University and graduated from Mid-America University with a degree in Ministry. Mike has been married to his wife Kristen for 12 years and has one child, Judah, 5. He has been in full-time ministry for 15 years, with the last 2 1/2 years spent at Prairie Heights and he is passionate about helping people follow Jesus in every day life.

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On April 1, 2001 Prairie Heights hosted the inaugural service with 207 attendees. Over 4,000 people attended the Christmas services in December of 2019. Sunday Services are held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4 p.m.

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