Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.  ~1 Timothy 3:13


    Senior pastor

    Kurt was the Senior Pastor at Boynton Mennonite Church in Hopedale, IL from 2001-2016.  He became the Senior Pastor at Bremen Missionary Church in September 2016.  He graduated from Hesston College (KS) in 1993, Goshen College (IN) in 1995, and Lincoln Christian Seminary (IN) in 2001 where he obtained a Masters of Divinity degree.  He authored four books; Living Out the Called Life, New Covenant Living, Changed by the King's Presence, and Humble King to Conquering King.  He married Janelle on July 26, 2008.

  • Brad thornton

    associate pastor

    Brad has been the Associate Pastor at Bremen Missionary Church since 1997.  He graduated from
    Bethel College in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministries.  Before coming to Bremen, Brad was the Associate Pastor at Bethany Missionary for 1 1/2 years.  He married Tara on July 22, 1995.  They have two sons: Clayton is in the engineering program at Bethel College & Notre Dame and Hudson is currently a senior in high school that is enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Brad enjoys golfing, long walks on the beach, traveling with his family, smooth jazz, is a lifelong fan of the World Champion Chicago Cubs, eating all of his vegetables and seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ.

  • Mike & Grace Nyhuis

    Worship Leaders

    Mike & Grace have been on staff as worship leaders since 2010. They both attended Bethel College where they first met each other in bowling class. However, Grace had secretly had a crush on Mike since she saw him compete in the Mr. Bethel competition earlier on. Even though he didn’t win that competition he had her vote! They were married January 12, 2008. It has been their desire to keep God first in their lives and in their marriage and just be obedient to follow His lead and be missionaries wherever they are. They have individually lead worship in a few different avenues, served as missionaries with InnerChange in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco, and volunteered in youth ministries and have learned that you never know where God is taking you but the journey is just as important as the destination. So they try to live life to the fullest, look for opportunities in every moment especially the small ones, and look at all things with kingdom eyes. They feel incredibly humbled to be entrusted as the worship leaders at Bremen Missionary and feel that the best way to lead people in worship is to truly be worshipping themselves. It is their prayer that God would move in the hearts of the people of Bremen Missionary Church to a closer relationship with Him that would be so infectious and spread outside of the church walls and that in this dark world where Christianity is seen so negatively we would let Jesus love shine out of us so that people would truly see Him and that He would be glorified. Mike and Grace like a diverse variety of music and you never know when Mike might whip his banjo out. When they are worshipping at home or in the car some of their favorite artists to listen to are The Digital Age, David Crowder, The City Harmonic, Rend Collective, Phil Wickham, & Tim Timmons. In their spare time they enjoy going to baseball games, hockey games, having spontaneous jam sessions in their living room, taking day trips to someplace new, and camping up in the U.P.

  • Jamie Soule

    Secretary (Mon., Thurs, FRI.)

    Jamie has been the secretary at Bremen Missionary Church since 2010.  She married Dan on May 22, 1982.  They have two kids, Sarah and Nicholas. 

  • Carol Myers

    Secretary, (TUes., Wed.)

    Carol has been the secretary at Bremen Missionary Church since 2002.