Central Christian Elders
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- Jim Andrew
- Bill Blasing
- Jason Buckingham
- Mitch Herren
- Dave Kirkwood
- Dave McClintock
- Robert Noland
- Richard Ochs
Jim was born in Denver, CO and grew up there meeting his wife, Cindy, of 41 years in high school. They have three married daughters with seven grandchildren. They moved to Wichita in 1998 and have been attending Central since that first weekend in Kansas. Jim has taught Sunday School, been involved in an outside men’s Bible study as well as served on the board of His Helping Hands and our Elder Board here at Central. Jim works for Koch Pipeline Co.
Bill and his wife, Gina, have been attending Central for over 10 years. During that time Bill has served our church body not only as an elder, but also as a leader in our Men’s Ministry and a part of our Men’s Prayer group. He has also served as a substitute teacher for our high school youth bible study when needed. Bill is the Executive Director for the America’s Dentists Care Foundation, a national foundation that helps states throughout America provide oral health care to the underserved.
Jason and his wife Lisa have been attending CCC since 2007 and became members in 2009. They have three children, Isaac, Finley and Micah who all attend CCA. Jason has been involved in a number of Central ministries including Life Groups, Awana, Discipleship Curriculum, Men’s Fraternity and other men’s Bible studies as well as serving in the nursery and youth services on Sundays. He also coaches youth sports outside of Central. Jason is a CPA and currently works for Foley Industries, Inc.
Mitchell Herren and his wife, Lisa, have been members of Central since 1993. They have three daughters: Brooke, Lauren and Taylor. Lisa and Mitch have been active over the years in a variety of ministries, including teaching youth and adult classes. Mitch is a former elder at CCC and an attorney.
Dave has attended Central since 1997 when he moved to Wichita for a job at Cessna afte graduating with an engineering degree. he became a member of Central in 1998 and later met his wife Rebecca during his involvement in the singles ministry. They have four young children: Katie, Will, Luke and Nathan. David has also been involved in LifeGroups, Crown Financial, and His Helping Hands. he currently works at Beechcraft in the international programs areas.
Dave and his wife Janice have been married 32 years. They have two sons, Jason and Darren, and six grandchildren. Dave and Janice have been actively involved at Central for the past 30 years. Dave has previously served as an elder, is on the TV Tech Crew and leads a LifeGroup. Dave is employed as the Director of Operations at KPTS public television. Janice teaches at CCAP and JNA.
Robert has lived in Wichita since 1994 and has attended Central since 2000 (where he met his wife, Amy). His career has been largely in the political realm working to Congressman Todd Tiahrt for 16 years. More recently, he spent three years as Executive Director of the Kansas Family Policy Council–a Christian, pro-life, pro-marriage organization that is part of Focus on the Family. He now works for Tiahrt Enterprises, LLC in government affairs. Robert and Amy have been AWANA teachers for two years. They have a four-year-old son, Robert Andrew.
Richard has been a member of Central Christian for 31 years and is a CPA. He has served as an elder and treasurer several times during that time. He and his wife, Judy, have been married 30 years and have served together in our children’s and youth ministries. Richard has served on the board previously and during those terms has served as our Treasurer as well as Chairman of the Board. They have two adult children (Justin and Jill) who have grown up at Central.