Leadership

Jody Van Kley – As a member of the Conference Leadership Team, Jody carries all operational responsibility for conference planning, communication, travel, and management. She resides in Sheldon, Iowa where she is the worship coordinator and children’s director at Bethel Reformed Church. Jody is married to Conference Pastor Dave Van Kley. They have 2 sons, Kent and Ross, and a daughter-in-law, Marissa.

Dave Van Kley – Dave is the conference pastor. In that role, he provides warm continuity to the “upfront” leadership of the event. Dave also takes a hands-on role in Pastors Day, worship leadership, prayer prompting, and pastoral care. Dave is an ordained pastor of the Reformed Church in America serving as pastor at Bethel Reformed Church, Sheldon, Iowa.
Steve Yost – Steve builds a team of worship leaders and joins the Van Kleys and conference guests to craft rich, memorable worship gatherings throughout the 9 days of the event. Steve guides the various components of the plenary gatherings in preparation for God’s Spirit to have freedom with God’s people. Steve serves as the worship and arts director at Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Steve and his wife Timaree have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Jon Pausley – Jon will become executive director on January 1, 2019, giving leadership to all aspects of conference, funding, and campus care and development. Jon has served as the executive director of Cherish Center in Milford, Iowa for the past 5 years. He has been a member of the OBCM board of directors since 2015. He has a heart for people and a passion for leadership. Jon has been married to his wife Shantel for 16 years and they have 3 children Grace, Abby, and Jake. Shantel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
Jordan Newhouse – Jordan is a graduate of Wheaton College. He grew up in Omaha and again resides there following several years in worship leadership in Chicago-area churches. Currently, Jordan is working on the vocal music staff at an Omaha area high school and also teaches private voice and piano lessons.