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Green Field



Curtis DeFord

Senior Pastor

Equipping, Preaching, Counseling, Discipleship, Vision

I’m Curtis DeFord and my wife’s name is Shelly. We’ve been married since May of 1985. There is no one that I would rather spend today and every day with than her! God has blessed us with three children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren, and we love them all to the max!

I’ve been the pastor here at Grace Church of Emmetsburg since December of 2001. It has been a wonderful “fit” for me and my wife. We love the people here immensely and, even with all the ups and downs of ministry, there is no place in the world we would rather serve than here.

There is nothing that charges me up more that seeing people surrender their hearts to Jesus Christ, to be involved in the spiritual growth of people through the Word, and to equip people to serve the Lord with all their hearts! Our lives belong to Jesus without reserve and we joyfully serve Him with without regret!

Some of the other passions of my life are college football, hiking nature’s trails with my wife, or dirt-biking with family and friends (in the Rocky Mountains whenever possible)!

Jerry Fuerstenau

Elder Chairman  |  Deacons, Church Finances

Duane Myer

Elder Secretary  |  Fellowship, Worship

Dave Olson

Elder  |  Missions, Outreach

Brian Palmer

Elder  |  Youth

Alex Helmich

Deacon  |  Campus Maintenance

Mike Myer

Deacon  |  Hard Hat Ministry

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