Our Staff

Dr. Jerry Erickson

Senior Pastor

Jerry has an intense love for the Word of God, and loves to share it in a relevant manner with his congregation.  He considers it a joy to lead a church where the people truly love God and each other and desire to share that love with the world around them.  He is passionate about missions and has worked hand in hand with missionaries and national leaders abroad, and is excited as he sees Prairie Hill sending its people out as missionaries.    
Jerry loves sharing his life with his wife Rebecca, and they are the proud parents of three children.  In his spare time he is a sports fan, enjoys reading, travel, biking, and music, as well as spending time with family and friends.  

Jerry came to Prairie Hill after successful pastorates in Iowa and Colorado.  His education includes The University of Minnesota (B.E.D.) and Bethel Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry).  

Jerry's prayer and passion for his congregation is that they "may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:18-19)

 

Kyle Schmitz

Student Ministries

Kyle is excited and passionate about teaching students, worshiping God, and training current and future leaders in the Church.  He grew up attending a Free Church and attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN. Kyle graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry and Bible. Kyle and his wife Emilie have two sons; Toby, born in 2012, and Finnley born in 2016.
 
Kyle loves to go Bass Fishing, play Disc Golf, and take his black lab, Nya, to the dog park to play fetch. 
 
Their life verse for ministry comes from Psalm 71:18, "Do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come."

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John Roers

Worship Director

Sarah Sindelar

Children's Ministries Director

Audrey Haverstock

Administrative Assistant

Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Audrey had eight younger siblings.  Helping with them on a daily basis fostered in her a love for the innocence of childhood and also for the awesome potential that lies within each little one. She sponsors children through programs and annually packs hundreds of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. She maintains ongoing contact with the recipients when possible.  Audrey's wonderful husband, Bill, puts up with all the things she drags home year round that are saved for the shoe boxes.  It's a good thing their storage building is big!
 
Audrey taught Bible classes for over forty years to every age group from two year olds through senior citizens and often wrote her own curriculum. She enjoys spending time with people of all ages, marveling at the Creator's design in each new person she meets. Every age group has something wonderful and unique about it.
 
One of Audrey's favorite Bible verses is in Deuteronomy.  It reads:  "The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms." No matter what we encounter in life, He is there with those everlasting arms of love.