Our Staff

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Steve Holdaway

Lead Pastor


Steve is passionate about being an authentic follower of Jesus. He and his wife, Susan, grew up in the Midwest. Steve and Susan have four children: Matthew, Emily, Micah, and Elise. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. Steve served as an assoc. pastor in Arkansas and then as a pastor, church planter, and college campus pastor in St. Louis before coming to LifeSpring in 1993.  He is past president of the Kansas/Nebraska Convention and currently serves as a trustee of the North American Mission Board. He enjoys exercise, outdoor sports, and hanging out with his family.  Favorite places: Africa and Jackson Hole, WY.

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Steve Hicks

Discipleship and Administration Pastor


Steve was born and grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha South High. He married Paula in May, 1977 after they met at college.  Steve and Paula  have two children ; Andrea and Josh, who are both married.  Paula and Steve have three granddaughters. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Faith Baptist Bible College, (Major in Bible and Theology and Minor in Christian Education); Ankeny, IA, a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary; Winona Lake, IN, and a Doctor of Ministry (Leadership Focus) from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Kansas City, MO. Steve served the Lord in business for sixteen years and as Lead Pastor for ten years in Marysville, KS and Broken Bow, NE before serving as the Discipleship/Administration Pastor at LSC. After serving as an active member of LSC for 5 years, he joined the pastoral staff in July, 2010. He is passionate about every phase of making disciples of Jesus Christ, and he enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, and Husker football.

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Jeff Brocaille

Worship Arts Pastor


Jeff is a pastor first, then a worship leader. He is passionate about music and art, utilizing its effectiveness in bringing glory to God and teaching a lifestyle of worship that can be expressed over a lifetime. Jeff has served in a worship leading role in Missouri, Nebraska and Virginia. He joined the staff at LifeSpring Church in June of 2014. Jeff received a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Science from William Jewell College, and an Associate of Arts from Hannibal LaGrange University. He enjoys playing basketball and racquetball. Most importantly Jeff is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ learning how to be a better husband to his beautiful wife Tammy (who he met in college), father to his four amazing boys: Jordan, Caleb, Isaac and Daniel, and one sweet daughter, Cara. Scripture states that our Lord is looking for those who will worship Him in “spirit and truth”. May we be found seeking after Him and leading others to do the same.

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Ryan Jantz

Middle School and Communications Pastor

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Ryan and his wife Ashley first met in their youth group and got married in 2004.  They have 5 beautiful children, Aubrey, Caleb, Grace, Emma, and Lillian. Their home is always exciting! Ryan joined the LSC staff in April 2010 and serves as the pastor to our middle school students and oversees church-wide communications. Ryan created the website www.breakfreeyouthministry.com as a resource for youth pastors, is a contributor on www.downloadyouthministry.com and is passionate about seeing students become set free to be Christ followers. He has a degree in Youth Ministry from Tabor College and a Masters in Theological Studies from Midwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ryan is a big Colorado Avalanche fan and enjoys playing guitar, media and web design, frisbee golf, gobstoppers, Haruki Murakami novels, Dr. Pepper, and a nice green lawn.

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Nathan Cabeen

High School & Young Adult Director


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Shane Lester

Midtown Campus Pastor


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George Doyle

The Lodge Church Pastor


George and Brenda were born and raised in Tampa, FL. He entered the service in 1967 and they were married in 1968.  After 24 years in the Army and receiving a graduate degree in counseling, George entered the ministry in 1991 and served several churches in Alabama before moving to Omaha to start a church in 1998.  George and Brenda both are overjoyed with their new work at the Lodge Church and other ministries that God has given them.  George loves to hunt, fish and ride horses along with almost anything to stay outdoors.  They have two children, six grandchildren and one great grandson (and yes his name is George).

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Kelly Wallace

Children's Minister


Kelly was born in San Antonio, TX and traveled to different destinations in the USA and Germany before coming to Bellevue in 1978. Other than 2 years of living in New Hampshire (1987-1989), Bellevue/Papillion has been her home.  In June of 1987, she married Dave.  They have four children:  James, Matthew, Joel, and Hayley.

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Kathy Eason

Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant


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Jessica Yoder

Children's Ministry Assistant


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Bonita McNeill

Children's Ministry Assistant


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Margaret Coffin

Children's Ministry Assistant


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Mish Harris

Worship Arts Administrative Assistant



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Susan Holdaway

Worship Arts Music Assistant


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Maureen Genualdi

Financial Assistant


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Deb Smeltzer

Administrative Assistant


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Leroy Thomson

Building Superintendent



Our Church Board Members:

Larry Meade -
Andy Manchigiah -
Shari Vossen -
Cathy Kroeze -
Jeff Opperman -
Robyn Thiede -
Tommy Harris -