Mike Barter, Pastor
Mike was born and raised in St. Charles, MO (just west of St. Louis). He surrendered his life to Christ in college, where he became active in Student Mobilization and K-Life ministries.
Mike met his wife, Mindy, while both were working as counselors at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, MO. They have been married for 23 years.
Before coming to Grace Community Fellowship in May 2018, Mike was a Public Safety Trainer-Fire at Hutchinson Community College where he taught Fire Fighter I/Haz Mat courses. He was also serving as an Elder at Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas.
Prior to moving to Newton in 2015, Mike served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, MO for four years and worked as a full-time Firefighter for Central County Fire and Rescue in St. Peters, MO for 12 years.
While working as a firefighter, Mike felt God's call to attend seminary and began taking class at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He graduated with a Master of Divinty in Christian Education and Administration.
Mike has a passion for discipling other men.
Brenda Enns has served as the part-time Administrative Assistant at Grace since 2013. She and husband, Jim, are farmers northwest of Hillsboro. They enjoy spending time with their 3 married children, and 7 grandchildren. Brenda is fully involved in farm activities. She also enjoys quilting, crafting, reading and landscaping.