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Doug Livgren

Chairman; Doug Livgren serves as the Junior High Bible Class teacher and plays violin during the Sunday worship services at Clay Center Christian Church. He lives near Harvard with his wife, Sandy. They have 3 children: Kendra, Joel, and Lance. Doug is a farmer. In his free time, he enjoys aviation, hunting, fishing, horse and mules, and playing the violin.

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Ken Lockling

Kenneth Lockling serves as the Nursing Home Ministry Team Leader at Clay Center Christian Church. He lives in Harvard with his wife, Jane. They have 5 children: April, Kristi, Amanda, Tammy, and Janae. Ken is a commercial beekeeper and a carpenter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Butch Stratman

Secretary; Raymond “Butch” Stratman serves as an Intersection Group Leader at Clay Center Christian Church. He lives in Clay Center with his wife, Janice. In his retirement, he enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and stained glass.

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Lyle VonSpreckelsen

Lyle VonSpreckelsen lives near Clay Center with his wife, Peggy. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Lyle is a farmer. In his free time, he enjoys bird dogs, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and golf.

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Jim Gavin

Vice Chairman: Jim Gavin grew up in Clay Center and attended Clay Center Christian Church inchildhood. He was baptized by John Green on July 2, 1989. Jim met his wife, Renee, in 2001 and was blessed to have the honor of baptizing her on June 4, 2006. Jim and Renee were married June 4, 2011. They have 2 children: Chantal, who lives in Hastings; and Greg, who lives in Madison, WI. Jim has worked in the manufacturing industry most of his life, most recently with Mid America Pump as a lathe operator and welder. He enjoys playing golf, reading, home-remodeling, and spending time with family.

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David Blome

David E. Blome serves as the Building Ministry Team Leader and in a number of otherbehind-the-scenes roles at Clay Center Christian Church. He grew up in Buckeye, IA, and now lives in Clay Center with his wife, Cheryl. They have 2 children: Rebecca and Emily. Dave is a seed corn plant manager. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family

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Larry Herman

Larry Herman serves with the Building Ministry and the Safety and Emergency Ministry at Clay Center Christian Church. He grew up in Oak and now lives in Clay Center with his wife, Jenelle. Their daughter, Robyn VonSpreckelsen, lives near Clay Center with her family. In his retirement, Larry enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and woodworking.

“I grew up in a Christian home and Jesus was and always has been a part of my daily life. As I have grown older, my personal relationship with Jesus has grown and He is always by my side.”

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Kyle Thatcher

Kyle Thatcher serves as a Bible Class teacher with Clay Center Christian Church. He grew up in Goodland, KS, and now lives near Clay Center with his wife, Mona, and younger daughters. They have 2 children: Tori and Montana. Kyle is a farmhand/sprayer operator. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and reading.

“My Sunday school teacher, Ruth Morton, led me to the Lord during Sunday school when I was 9, and I was baptized shortly after.