Our Staff

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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)


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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

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Audrey Haverstock

Administrative Assistant