Meet the Team

Behind every great church is a great team of staff and volunteers, and Living Springs is no exception!

Here are a few of the friendly faces that make Living Springs Church a great place to be!

October 4, 2019

Richard Gordon

Senior Pastor

Pastor Richard and his wife Beth are originally from the Pacific Northwest and have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Richard has been a full-time pastor since the mid-nineties after teaching at a community college for two decades.

He attended Faith Seminary in Tacoma Washington and graduated in 2005 with a Master of Theological Studies. He served at two churches in the Pacific Northwest as associate pastor before moving to the Midwest.

 Richard is very rooted in God’s Word, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was ordained into the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) in 2014.

He has been the Senior Pastor at Living Springs Church since September of 2019.

Both he and Beth enjoy biking, kayaking and sitting by the fire reading good books or watching a good movie!

"We have found ourselves in love with the Midwest with its down to earth culture and style.

We  deeply enjoy being a part of the family at Living Springs."

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Heidi Markie

Office Manager / Children's Director

Heidi keeps the office running smoothly, which is no easy task! This multi-talented lady not only manages the church office, & oversees children's programing, but also decorates the sanctuary.

In her free time, Heidi loves creating art, reading and spending time with her family.


Gene Whitehead

Youth Director

Since 2007, Gene & his wife, Inga, have passionately served with Greater Europe Mission, impacting lives across the continent.

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Adam Topping

Council Chairperson

Adam's profile to come!

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