Staff Staff

Pastor John Phipps

Pastor John has served numerous churches as an assistant and senior pastor. He has a bachelor’s degree in ministry and psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling. Pastor John has been married to Dina for 19 years and has two sons, Weston and Montgomery, they are 16 and 17 years old.

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Bobby Kraus, Worship & Families Pastor

 Pastor Bobby Kraus has served in full time ministry since 2000 and joined the PPWC staff in 2018.  He currently pastors the Park Place Worship and Technical Arts Community, Youth group, Chi Alpha, and support Park Place Kids Connection. He also serves alongside fantastic ministry leaders!

His wife Amy Heintz Kraus has been a worship leader since 2000 and joined Bobby in 2018 as PPWC’s worship leader.

Their son Josiah, born in 2005, serves alongside them here at Park Place.

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Peggy Higgins, Assistant Pastor & Stephen Ministry Leader

Pastor Peggy Higgins has called the people of Park Place her family and home since 2012. Her heart and greatest desire is to help hurting people and leading others into a new and deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. One of her biggest passions is serving on the praise and worship team. She received her Ministerial License and joined our staff in July 2018 and serves as an Assistant Pastor leading the Stephen Ministry and assisting with care and counseling. She has her Bachelor degree in Church Leadership and Counseling and is working toward ordination within the Wesleyan church by the summer of 2020.

Peggy’s husband Kevin Higgins leads the Cornerstone Men’s Ministry for PPWC. They have been married for 30 years and have two daughters and “son-in-loves”, Mandy and David and Tiffany and Jacob. They are eagerly anticipating the birth of their first grandchild in the Spring of 2019.

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Bev Lewis

Bev Lewis serves as the Business and Office Administrator. She is involved in our Music Ministry and Women’s Ministry and is a member of our Audio/Visual team. She loves God’s Word and helping others grow in their relationship with God. She joined our staff in June 2017, and she and her husband Marty have two married daughters and eight amazing grandchildren.

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Wendi Squier, Receptionist/Ministry Assistant

Wendi serves as the Receptionist and Ministry Assistant.  She is involved in the Music Ministry and the Technical Arts Team.  She and her husband Matt have been married for 19 years and have 5 children.  They have attended Park Place for 14 years.  Wendi joined our staff in November 2018.

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