harvest leadership

The staff and leadership here at Harvest Church is comprised of men and women who love,

care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our leadership,

feel free to reach out and email the church office Email


  • Jeff Kaiser

    Lead Pastor

    Jeff had an encounter with Jesus while working as a DJ at rock station in 1993 that changed his life forever. Jeff began preaching in 1996, then going to the nations in 1999 with an emphasis on going to unreached tribes in West Africa and India where he had seen many come to Christ, many healings and miracles. He has been to 30 countries so far bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ and seeing many lives changed by His love and power! His heart is for people to encounter Jesus, His love and power, & for them to walk out their purpose and destiny. Jeff came on as Lead Pastor at Harvest Church in April 2016. 

    He is married to Sherry (over 30yrs!). They have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and one great grandson! He is an unashamed coffee snob, loves the outdoors (especially the ocean!), lives by the concept of WHY NOT!

    Also, Jeff and his Golden Retriever - Henry, are a Certified Pet Therapy Team that bring a lot of comfort, joy, and smiles to people who are struggling, feeling anxious, or have been through a traumatic event.

    Email Pastor Jeff

  • John Wallish

    Overseer

    My wife Brenda and I have been married over 25 years and have two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, baptized in Holy Spirit in 1995. I have been involved in various ministries, marriage ministry, men’s ministry, couples counseling, prayer teams and city prayer ministries. It has been such a great honor to serve the Harvest Church body as an overseer. Thank you.

  • John Longbrake

    Overseer

    John has served as elder for Harvest Church for four years. He holds a master’s degree in education and taught at the college level for over 35 years. He is ordained and has pastored a church and planted several others in the Omaha area. He has also served on the board of a missionary sending agency as well as being the founder of Wings of Healing Ministries, Inc.  John is an evangelist at heart and has served as the International President of Biker's for Christ, a motorcycle ministry.  He is married to Judy Longbrake and has a son (Marc) & daughter (Barb).

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  • Brad Klaassen

    Overseer

    Brad Klaassen is married to Kristin and has four children: Isabelle, Liam, Ellie, and Luke. Brad works in the HVAC industry as a sales engineer and serves Harvest Church on several ministry teams.  His heart is to see the body of Christ serve each other in love and unity. Served as an elder for Harvest for two years.

  • Dave Steinacher

    Overseer

    Dave gave his heart to the Lord in 6th grade. He has been attending ANC/Harvest Church since it first started meeting at Millard South High School.  He has been involved in the Fresh Start Ministry since 2005.  He married Sallie in May 2015.  Dave has four children; Jennie, Craig, and Brett. Lisa, his youngest daughter, went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2018 after a fight with cancer. He has 4 step-children Tyler, Austin, Ryan, and Katelynn.  Dave retired in 2017 from Union Pacific Railroad after 40 years. He has a Construction Management degree with a minor in Business from UNL.  Dave is an Evangelist/Teacher, and would consider it a privilege to serve Jesus and His body of believers at Harvest Church as an Elder.

  • Mark Eckart

    Overseer

    Mark Eckart has been at Harvest Church for five years. Since he was saved, at age 21, his passion has been to grow in Christ and help others do the same. If he isn’t serving inside or outside the Body of Christ, he is mentoring someone to do the same. Mark is an encourager. He and his wife Betty have 7 adult children between them and one son, age 18, still at home. He is honored and humbled to be nominated for Elder here at Harvest Church

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  • Brian Mc Carthy

    Overseer

    Brian is married to Christie in October 1982, three children, daughter Holly and her husband, Jeremy, and new grandson, Weston, eight months, two sons, Brian and James.  I work at Creighton University as a hvac technician. I was born again in September 1983 at a men's fellowship luncheon at Anthony's Steak House.  Filled with the spirit shortly thereafter.  Usher at church for over 15 years.  Involved in short term mission and prayer.

  • Randy Brown

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Andrew Steinbach

    Worship Leader


  • Steve Kois

    Worship Leader and Interim Children's Director


  • Joel Kois

    Worship Leader


  • Children's Drector

    I am asking that you pray with us and seek the Lord for the person He wants in this role. If you are interested in this position, please email me your resume Email Pastor Jeff