Rev. Jim C. Bond was elected as District Superintendent of the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene in July of 2014.
Prior to this, he served for nine years as Lead Pastor for Junction City Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jim has pastored churches in Bedford, Ohio, and Cimarron, Kansas. He was also the Junior High Youth Pastor at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma for four years. Pastor Jim is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He also received his Masters in Theology at Southern Nazarene University.
Pastor Jim is married to Donna (pictured with him) and has three sons, two daughter-in-laws and a sweet granddaughter.
HISPANIC MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
CHURCH PLANTING COORDINATOR
Dan Braaten is the church planting coordinator for the Kansas District. He also works to revitalize and restart churches. He has planted a church, sponsored new churches, and coached and mentored church planters for over 20 years. If you have a dream to reach people for Jesus by starting a new church he wants to talk with you! God is doing a new thing!
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”(Isaiah 43:19a)
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR AND BOOKKEEPER
Pastor Jay Bessmer was appointed the District Secretary position in 2015. Jay is Senior Pastor at Hutchinson Bethany. He began his ministry at Bethany in September 2011 after moving from Nebraska with his wife, Sarah and their five children, TJ, Gracyn, Cailyn, McKenna and Ashley. Pastor Jay graduated the Ministry Preparation Course of Study and following his education, was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jay has a great desire to impact the lives of our community as he continually evaluates more effective ways to reach this community for Christ.