Senior Pastor


Dr. Doug Balzer is a pastor, teacher, life coach, and instructor at Portland Seminary. He is an ordained minister with the FMC and is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. The highest valves Pastor Doug hold is relationship! He affirms we need to “know and be known” in our relationships in the community of the church. He lives with the love of his life, his wife, Jan, and together they have two adult children and four grandchildren.


“God has always desired to have people who live lives of creative goodness for the sake of others through the power of the Holy Spirit!”

 Kiddie Kollege Preschool Director

Jessica is the director of Kiddie Kollege and Kiddie Kare. She is starting this position after having worked as Assistant Teacher/Teacher here.  She graduated in 2004 from Central Bible College with a Bachelor of arts degree in Children’s Ministry. She has over 13 years experience teaching in the early childhood field. She is also a children’s pastor at her home church in Nappanee. She has a heart for teaching and ministering to children.