Andrew Belcher | PASTOR
Andrew was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In 2010, his pursuit for ministry training at Moody Bible Institute relocated him to Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies & Family Ministry. Additionally, Andrew holds a Master of Theological Studies in the History of Christianity from Calvin Theological Seminary.
With nearly 10 years of ministry experience in both churches, and Christian non-profit organizations, he currently manages domestic and international teams with a leading Bible translation organization in strategy and vision for Bible translation projects. He previously spent four years as the Student Ministry Director at a church in Northern Illinois,
Andrew met his bride Kayla at Moody where she studied Intercultural Communications. Kayla currently serves as the Worship Director at Olivet, and has a passion for families and interior home design. They live in Appleton, where Kayla grew up, with their daughter Adeline. The Fox Valley has become their home, and its people their mission. As a team, they are excited to lean into the community and encourage the Church for the eternal glory of the Lord.
Jenni Hottmann | CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Jenni has an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies through Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning Program. Jenni has a passion for helping families in raising children to know and love God. She has developed a parenting Bible study and enjoys discipling and encouraging parents. While Jenni has worked with all ages of children and young adults, from birth to college-age, Jenni has a special affinity for the elementary and middle-school ages.
Her husband, Steve, joins her in the ministry to our children and families. He has also worked with all ages and is especially gifted in ministry to preschool children.
The Hottmann’s have worked in a volunteer Children’s Ministry role for over 25 years. They serve both in direct ministry and in the capacity of training and developing children’s ministry leaders. The Hottmann’s have been married since 1987 and have three adult children, a son-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren.