Elders

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Jon Vinter

Senior Pastor
jvinter@overlandhills.org

Jon serves to provide leadership and oversight to all OHC staff and ministries and is the primary teaching pastor at our worship services. As an Elder, Jon serves with the Elder Team guiding the mission, values and mission strategy of OHC.

Jon came to Overland Hills Church in April of 2004 from Ontario, Canada where he was born and raised. Jon has a Master of Divinity Degree from McMaster Divinity College Hamilton, Canada. He is married to Cathy and together they have three children, Adam, Hailey and Jacob.

Confidence in the power of the Gospel and a passion for the local church is what is at the heart of Jon’s ministry calling. He envisions a church that is visible, strong, unified and effective in proclaiming and living out the implications of the Gospel for the glory of God. He believes that the primary task of the local church is to make disciples, leading them to full devotion to Christ through the gospel.

Prior to entering vocational ministry in 1995, Jon worked in the computing and information technology field. In his spare time, he enjoys music, reading theology, playing hockey and riding his motorcycle.

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Josh Huntoon

Associate Pastor (Youth and Family)
joshhuntoon@overlandhills.org

Josh has served at Overland Hills Church since 2003. He has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education and master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Grace University. He is married to Jolene and has three children. Josh loves working with the families at Overland Hills Church & Childcare as well as in the Papillion community. His goal is to see every family reached with the good news of Jesus Christ because “the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16).  Josh is passionate about the message of Christ’s atoning death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins because it is the only thing that will radically transform the lives of our youth and families.  A core conviction for him is that the most biblical way of reaching teens is by trusting and training parents to disciple their own children and as a family “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”  (2 Pet 3:18).

On a personal level Josh loves hanging out with his family, playing games, camping, and watching Husker football. He also loves spending time with students and seeing God work in miraculous ways to change their lives.

Josh is directly responsible for all youth activities and gives guidance and vision to all children’s ministry programs including his work as Childcare Chaplain for our Childcare & Preschool.

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Davy Lee

Associate Pastor (Community and Outreach)
dlee@overlandhills.org

Davy serves on staff as an associate pastor. He hails from the Sooner State of Oklahoma and came to Papillion through the Navy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Erica, and they have three children. They joined Overland Hills Church in January of 2010, sensing God’s calling to covenant with a local church where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the center of all ministry.

He is passionate about the Great Commission and hopeful for Gospel-centered reformation in the life of the church in North America. He earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015.

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James Williams

Administrative Pastor
jwilliams@overlandhills.org

James desires to know Christ and to make Him known! James uses his gifts of service and administration to serve in the role of Elder and Care Group Leader.

James has been happily married to Liz since 2000. God has blessed them with 2 children: Katie and Wesley.

James enjoys making sawdust in his workshop and, when the opportunity presents itself, he can be found enjoying God’s creation while riding his motorcycle.

Aaron hails from the great state of Nebraska! He married Keri in 1997 and has been blessed with four beautiful daughters: Katie, Alyssa, Emily and Lillian. Aaron has been serving the Lord in ministry as a Sunday School teacher his whole adult life including teens, singles, and adults. He is the SS Director of the adults at OHC and leads a small group.

Aaron has a passion to ensure that all he meets understand that Jesus Christ died on a cross to save them from the penalty of their sins and rose again three days later that they may live a new life of righteousness in the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord! Aaron and Keri have been working 1-on-1 with men and women respectively in discipleship relationships for many years now and desire to see men and women become the people of God that He intended them to be. Aaron spends his free time working off M&M’s on his road bike and building furniture out of wood.

Bob was saved in 1978, while serving as a pilot in the Air Force. He came to Papillion after retiring from the Air Force, which led his family to multiple moves and a good number of churches. Bob has a passion for gospel-centered ministry and desires to serve the Lord. He is married to Karen, and together they have three children (Kimiko, Rob, and Chris), a son-in-law (Paul), a daughter-in-law (Danielle), and four wonderful grandchildren (Kalena, Annie, Zoey and Kai).

Bob believes in the power of the gospel and has a desire to teach and help. He has been actively engaged with children and youth for most of his teaching ministry, including summer camps and mission trips. He is continually encouraged and excited at how the gospel is being handled at Overland Hills. His greatest goal is to participate in the continued shepherding of the church and serve with a strong, unified body of believers dedicated to giving glory to God. Bob’s favorite verse: Isaiah 40:31.

When not working or involved with the church, Bob can be found gardening, working in his yard, enjoying his family, and playing hockey.

Staff

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Bobby Kunkle

Pastoral Assistant (Music and Creative Communications)
bobby@overlandhills.org

The Lord brought Bobby to Overland Hills Church the summer of 2011. He serves as OHC’s music director, a Care Group leader, a teacher, and “other-various-responsibilities-guy.” From an early age Bobby had a unique bent toward music composition and improvisation. Alongside his responsibilities in the church, Bobby writes and arranges music and performs with various music ensembles including Mannheim Steamroller.

Having grown up in Omaha, Bobby did not come to know and follow Jesus until he was 19 years old. The Lord drew him through the simple act of reading the Bible. Bobby is passionate about the Bible and helping others to better understand its glory. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies through Midwestern Baptist College, having previously studied the Bible at Grace University and music composition through the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Bobby and his wife Sarah met at Grace University and fell in love through reading and talking about the Bible at the International House of Pancakes in Bellevue. They were married at Overland Hills June of 2013 and joyfully welcomed their son, Waldo, into the world January of 2017. The Kunkle’s love to walk, drink coffee, and fellowship with the church in their home.

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Jamie Bonge

Director of Childcare & Preschool
childcare@overlandhills.org

Jamie has worked in the childcare and preschool since 2001. She was hired to work in the kitchen and has worked in every childcare classroom before becoming the assistant director in 2006. In November of 2008 she became the Director and has been enjoying serving Christ through the childcare and preschool families. Jamie has been married to Jeff since 2005 and together they have three boys; Steven, Jacob and Michael.

Jamie loves children and delights in seeing them learn the Word of God.  Jamie’s greatest desire is to please God. Aside from the childcare and preschool Jamie is also involved in youth ministry and feeding the homeless.

When Jamie is not at Overland Hills, she enjoys days at the lake and riding four wheelers with her family.

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Teri Ulett

Administrative Assistant
office@overlandhills.org

Teri and her husband, Steve, came to Omaha primarily to be close to their family. Before moving here permanently, they visited several times a year. Every visit included participation in Care Group and Sunday worship at Overland Hills Church. By the time Steve and Teri moved to Omaha in August 2013, they already felt at home at OHC.

Teri spent fourteen years as a home school mom. When her youngest student graduated high school, she, and her two daughters attended college together. Teri received her Bachelor of Arts Degree with double honors in 2006 from California State University Monterey Bay. She also worked at Starbucks as a Barista, Shift Supervisor, and finally Assistant Store Manager.

1 Peter tells us that “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Teri’s desire is to serve the Lord by serving OHC in any way the Lord has equipped her. She enjoys keeping things organized and efficient. And she aims to approach whatever she does with purpose and prayer.

Deacons

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Rod Faubion

Deacon

Rod grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1960. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1969. After teaching junior high math and science for a short time he joined the USAF and became a pilot. In 1982 he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia College. Rod moved to Papillion in July 1987 from Okinawa, Japan and began to serve in various capacities in several local churches. After retirement from the USAF in 1992, Rod obtained his Nebraska Real Estate license, and since 1997 Rod has been with NP Dodge Real Estate where he has served as the Director of Education and Training and as the Director of Great Plains School of Real Estate. Rod mentors to new agents and stays busy listing and selling homes in the area.

After the death of his wife, Wanda, in Dec of 1996, Rod met and married his current wife, Joette, in 1998. Together they have four adult children: Lara, Caleb, Michael and David, and a daughter, Tammy, who entered heaven in 2002. They also have five grandchildren.

Rod and Joette came to Overland Hills Church in the Spring of 2014 where they enjoy worshipping and serving with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Rod serves as Deacon of Hospitality, assisting with the greeting, ushering, and coffee ministries.

John Hawkins

Deacon

John and his wife, Carol, moved to Papillion in 2015. He is a retired railroader with BNSF Railroad. Overland Hills Church is the first church that John and Carol visited after moving here from Illinois. From the beginning they felt at home here and believed that God directed their paths directly to this church.

It wasn’t long after coming here that John began volunteering to oversee various projects around the church. John was appointed as Deacon in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the church facility building systems and grounds at Overland Hills.

When John is not working around the church or sharing his faith with others, his favorite things to do are reading, cycling, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
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Jeff Heida

Deacon

After Jeff served in the Navy, he was a corporate executive and then a high school math teacher. He retired in 2016. His desire in retirement is to honor the Lord with his time and talents. His background in financial management makes him well-suited to lead a team of volunteers that manages OHC’s finances. The team tracks tithes and offerings, other income, and church expenses. Jeff also measures actual expenses in view of the congregationally-approved budget and works closely with the Elders. In addition to serving the body of Christ, Jeff enjoys photography and tutoring math.

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Curtis Rainge

Deacon

Curtis was born in Nahunta, Georgia (Waycross) to Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Rainge Sr. He is one of 12 siblings and of these, one of 4 that served in the Armed Services. After high school, Curtis joined the U.S. Air Force and served until retirement in 1994. After his retirement, Curtis began his second career in Community Service: working as Community Liaison (Papillion PD), Community Services Director (Sarpy County), and currently as Community Relations Coordinator (Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office).

Curtis met and married his wife, Karen in 1983. They have two daughters, Stepfanie and Melinda, and one grandson. They have lived in Papillion for 27 years. Curtis has a special way of connecting with people and making them feel welcome. As an Overland Hills Church deacon he oversees benevolence and community ministries, using his people skills and experience in Community Service.

Curtis often asks, “God has given you another day, what have you done to give thanks to Him as Lord and Savior?” To him, life is simply a matter of “doing what’s right in the eyes of the Lord and He will reward you in Heaven!”