UNITED IN PURPOSE & LEADERSHIP
Meet the New Horizon Staff
The motivation and goal of New Horizon’s Professional Staff is to humbly & lovingly live, demonstrate, and lead our church into God’s future. We focus on our relationships with one another and with others throughout our congregation. We strive to cultivate gifted Teams to lead & serve in every aspect of our church. We’re eager to meet you, so please feel free to say “hi” or drop us a line.
Rev. Dr. Mark R. Jordan
Mark is honored and thrilled to serve as New Horizon's Lead Pastor. Raised in a un-churched family, Mark had a dramatic encounter with Christ in college, and serves God in daily amazement of God's goodness and faithfulness. With a growing sense of urgency, Mark seeks to humbly help others discover Christ and find God's purpose for their lives. Only his love for God trumps his love for his beautiful wife Denise, their four children & six grandchildren, and his passion for loud guitars and drums. "Hope to meet you soon! Let's see what incredible things God has in store!"
Mike came to New Horizon's first worship experience in March of 1995 when it was held in a high school cafeteria. Christ impacted Mike's life, and Mike hasn't been the same since. Married to Jamee, they have a daughter named Allison. Mike made a career change in 2004 when he joined the New Horizon staff.
Worship Development Pastor (Scott@NewHorizonChurch.org)
Pastor Scott gathers and leads our Worship Arts Teams in creating worship environments in which we all experience God's grace and mercy. Scott is an accomplished musician, and is eager to recruit & train musicians, as well as equip & facilitate other worship leaders. Please connect with Scott if you'd like to serve as a musician, technician, coordinator, set builder, etc.
Jennifer joined NH's staff in 2005. She is passionate about children's ministry and "leading kids to Jesus for the adventure of a lifetime." She grew up in Ohio and came to understand faith in Christ during her freshman year at Slippery Rock University, where she studied elementary and special education. She is the adoptive mother of Charlie, the little guy you'll frequently see playing a toy guitar while standing in front of the worship band. Jennifer loves good books, movies and trying new recipes.
Matt is eager to meet, engage and encourage Jr. & Sr. High teens (6th to 12th grade). Matt is as real as they come and has years and years of experience working with teens. Matt's a great guy, a great musician, and hilarious. He and his wife Mistie, and their children, Mara, Matthew and Miles, make a great addition to New Horizon.
Mike began attending New Horizon when services were being held in a high school cafeteria and he served on the building/parking team for several years. He joined the staff in 2012 after his retirement from a 33 year career at United Parcel Services. He and his wife Debbie have two grown sons, Joey and Thomas. In his free time, Mike enjoys gardening, traveling and cheering for the Cardinals and the Illini!