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Hearing God’s Voice

Obediently Walking in Deep Dependence on the Spirit

Intentionally and Aggressively Advancing the Kingdom in all four Acts 1:8 Environments

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8


Events for MidAmerica District
District Conference

Every two years we have our District Conference. It’s a chance to connect as a District Family, share stories of what God has been doing, cast vision for what’s coming next, and collectively make decisions regarding future leaders and budgets. 

2024 District Retreat

Date: October 7-10

Location: The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO

Alliance Orientation Seminar

All individuals who are licensed with The Christian and Missionary Alliance must complete the Alliance Orientation at an Alliance College, by attending a seminar hosted by the MidAmerica District or through an online course. The orientation helps licensed workers explore the history, vision, values, and distinctives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It is an opportunity to more fully understand this Kingdom family and how we go about serving Jesus together both in America and abroad.

Alliance Women’s Retreats

The District Alliance Women host two annual retreats on the East and West sides of the District.

2024 Eastern Retreat

Date: September 27-29

Location: Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center, Ashland, NE

Elder Training

Come explore all facets of eldership in the local church and work to build out an understanding of eldership for your local church.


District Staff

District Staff from Left to Right:

Andrew Rutten

Mentors Coach

I really appreciate the heart of our district leadership to see young leaders develop in health and holiness. In order for disciples to be made, churches to grow, and for new churches to be planted, we need more godly leaders. I want to serve in that process of leadership development and mentorship in any way I can, in order to see God’s work advance in our district family.
Contact me if you need help working on mentorship for emerging leaders, especially if they are in the process of ordination/consecration.

Ashleigh Venema

Kids Ministry Coach

. I’ve lived almost my entire life in this district. I love it and the stories God is writing here. God has used serving in the local church and camp ministry to shape my heart for children’s discipleship. Contact me for anything about children’s discipleship, and equipping leaders for next generation ministry to raise up resilient followers of Jesus. Key words you’d consider contacting me about: Curriculum, Volunteer Recruitment & Training, Child Safety and Security.

Kay Schroeder

District Executive Administrator

Kay has served in a variety of roles with The Christian and Missionary Alliance including church, District, and National Office ministries. Having had opportunity to live in various places throughout the country, she treasures her Midwestern roots and the blessing of living near family. A treat for her is a “productive” walk or any kind of donut followed by another productive walk! One of her favorite parts of district ministry is seeing the uniqueness of our churches and yet the commonality and passion within them to make Christ known.

Ashley Holmes

3D Leadership Pipeline Assistant

Ashley helps coordinate events and works closely with LO&CC to help people schedule and prepare for their accreditation and ordination interviews. She enjoys meeting new people,  getting to know their stories and can always be found in the midst of a good book. She loves to travel and has been to 46 of the 50 states thus far! Her favorite part of working for the district is her fantastic coworkers along with seeing how God is working behind the scenes in every situation.

Ingrid Marquis

Communications Director

Ingrid began working as the MidAmerica District Communications Director in January 2023. She graduated from the University of Michigan and Denver Seminary. Ingrid and her husband Will love traveling, doing music together, and having people over for food and good conversation. Ingrid desires to use creativity in communication to tell stories and build up the body of believers in the MidAmerica District to carry out the Great Commission.

Katie Whisler

Mission Mobilization Assistant

Katie started working with the MidAmerica District in November 2022 and serves as the Missions Mobilization Assistant, helping churches and workers come together obey Jesus’s instructions on the Great Commission. Katie and her husband, Nate, have been married for over 10 years and have three children, Max, Charlotte and Lucas. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, being outside, gardening, thrifting and ice cream. Her favorite part of district ministry is seeing people come together as a body of believers and pushing forward to further the Kingdom.

Kurt Trumpert

Director of the Leadership Pipeline

Kurt Trempert serves as the Director of The Leadership Pipeline. His role is to discover, develop, and deploy more kingdom laborers to serve the established church, plant new churches, engage in global missions, serve in chaplaincy, and spur on other kingdom work across our district and beyond. Kurt helps coach, train, and shepherd churches and church leaders, and will give oversight to the LO&CC work of MidAmerica. Kurt and his wife Terasue  have three adult children who are all married and spread out across the States along with Kurt and Terasue’s three grandchildren – and two more on the way!

Kent Sovine

District Superintendent

Kent joined the MidAmerica District staff in June 2014. He previously served 12 years as the lead pastor and 3 years as an assistant pastor at Bethany Alliance Church in Charles City, Iowa. Kent and his wife, Jamie, have been married for 26 years and have four daughters and one son. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College and Bethel Seminary. He loves spending time with his family doing something outside, traveling, or working on some sort of house project. His favorite part of district ministry is seeing Jesus speak to his church and watching the church respond with obedience and excitement.

Not pictured: Dan Cutler, District Treasurer



MidAmerica District Executive Committee and Licensing Ordination and Consecration Council


District Secretary
District Treasurer


Western Region
Eastern Region
Eastern Region

Auxiliary Ministries

Additional Ministries Associated with The MidAmerica District


Camp Rivercrest is a C&MA camp located in Fremont, Nebraska. They believe that most people struggle to focus on what matters most, so they’re on a mission to create the space to focus on God and each other. You can get involved by sending kids to summer camp, bringing a group, or volunteering. Visit their website to learn more.


Global Friends is an international student ministry that started in Omaha, NE and was founded by Julie Arant. Their mission is to bring in, build up, and send out internationals to the nations. The staff have recognized that some of the most unreached peoples are studying right here in our backyards! They have multiplied to Lincoln, NE, Bellevue, NE, and Okoboji, IA with hope to continue multiplying the ministry across the region. Visit their website to learn more.


Across our District, our chaplains are serving in a wide variety of settings: military posts, prisons, hospitals, and business. These laborers are bringing the light and hope of Jesus into places most others will find it hard to get into. We are grateful for the team! Here are some of the resources needed for our chaplains:

MidAmerica District Chaplain Policy

Church Ministry Guidelines for Chaplaincy


Alliance Women exists to exalt Jesus and complete His Great Commission. They desire to connect women to Jesus, the work of the Alliance, and each other. Visit their website to connect with women locally and globally and for more resources.

Contact our Alliance Women District Director Peggy Schlieker at


Alliance Youth exists to empower churches, youth workers, and students to realize the dreams God has given them for their lives. Visit their website for more resources and events.

Open Positions

Churches of the
MidAmerica District