Our partners in ministry focus on leading in their area of ministry and caring for people through personal contact as well as programming. Take some time to read about them below then come and meet them in person.

Pastor Jeff Blain

Pastor Jeff Blain

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Pastor Jeff Blain

Tends the flock; Leads the staff

I often describe myself as “California Casual” – which means you will more often see me in a T-shirt with shorts or jeans than you will in the “dress clothes” I am wearing in my picture here! I LOVE to teach the Bible and to talk about how faith and life fit together. (Ask me sometime about the difference between taking the Bible “seriously” and taking it “literally” – it’s a pretty important distinction!) It has been my privilege to be part of the Ascension family since November of 1993. And I am excited to see where God will take us as we continue to focus on “making disciples who make disciples.”

Brief Biography

  • Born and raised in S. California
  • Husband and father of two
  • Partner in ministry since 1993

Favorite

  • Food: Wisconsin cheese (cheesy potatoes too!) – but NOT Chocolate or Eggs!
  • Books of the Bible: OT = Genesis!!!; NT = Galatians – Colossians
  • Sport: Racquetball
  • Color: Red and Black

Great conversation starters

Make sure to talk to Pastor Jeff about:

  • Haiti
  • Sports
  • Faith & Daily Life
  • Math & Numbers
Now Hiring

Shane Hansen

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Shane Hansen

Tends our 7th-12th grade youth and adults

Join us in welcoming Shane to the Ascension family. We are really excited to see where God uses his talents and experiences as we begin our new partnership together.

We have a number of gifted and dedicated adults who covered several aspects of our ministry to and with our 7th – 12th grade students and their families while we waited for Shane to join in on the fun. We look forward to their continued efforts as we remain so grateful for their leadership and support.

It is an exciting time here at Ascension.

Current Ministries

  • Sunday Morning Education Classes (7th – 12th)
  • Some 7th-12th Students assist with our Sunday School
  • Wednesday Evening Youth Group (10th-12th) & Confirmation (7th – 9th)
  • Misc. Youth Activities, Servant Projects, Fun Events & Mission Trips

 
Position Description:

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Director of Children and Family Ministries

Tends children 6th grade and younger

Position Description:

We have a number of gifted and dedicated adults who are covering several aspects of our ministry to and with our 6th grade students and younger and their families during this interim time. We are so grateful for the leadership and support.

It is an exciting time here at Ascension.

Current Ministries

  • Sunday Morning Education Classes (K – 6th)
  • Some 7th-12th Students assist with our Sunday School
  • Kids of God (KOG – 5th-6th)
  • Misc. Activities, Servant Projects, Fun Events & Mission Projects