OUR VISION

We are a family, passionately worshiping and seeking our creator together, joyfully supporting each other and reaching out to our community in love.

OUR COMMUNITY

Sumner... A City With a Future

We love our small town, the sense of family and community involvement. 

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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Evangelical Church exists to see lives transformed through faith in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and mobilized with His body (the church) on His Mission.

 

SCRIPTURE

The 66 books of the Old and New Testament are the writings through which God has communicated His plan for humanity.  They are authored by God through human instruments, and are without mistakes as originally written and therefore carry the full authority of God. As such, they represent the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and contain all that is necessary to live a life pleasing to Him.

 

TRINITY

There is but one true and living God, creator of all things, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are perfect (Holy), co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.  Each person of the Godhead has a vital role in the salvation of man, and in enabling man to lead a life pleasing to God. 

 

HUMANITY

Man is created in God's spiritual image to have a relationship with Him and rule the earth on His behalf. However, as a result of man's disobedience (sin), he is separated from God, with no hope of restoration apart from God's intervention. 

 

SALVATION

Salvation is the restoration of an individual’s relationship with God.  It is possible because God the Father so loved mankind that He sent His Son (Jesus Christ), who willingly sacrificed His life to forgive our sins and then rose again, enabling His Holy Spirit to dwell in us.  Salvation can only be obtained when an individual turns from disobedience (repents) and receives God's gracious gift through faith in Jesus Christ. 

 

SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is God's will for those who have been restored to a relationship with Him. Having freed them from the penalty of sin through faith in His Son, God now requires that believers live holy lives, set apart (sanctified) from the power of sin.  A sanctified life is only possible through reliance upon the Holy Spirit, and daily surrender to His presence. 

 

CHURCH

All believers in Christ are united by their faith, and are part of the spiritual body of Christ, which is His Church.  Each member plays a unique, essential role in fulfilling the mission of spreading the message of salvation, and displaying the love of God. Through teaching, prayer, fellowship, and worship, the Church provides the believer with the support they need to fulfill the mission. 

 

LAST THINGS

At the end of time, Christ will come again. He will divide the believers in Christ from the unbelievers. Those who have rejected Christ will be eternally separated from God and suffer endless punishment in hell. Those who have believed in Christ will go on to endless life in heaven and an eternal state of rewards.

Meet The Team

  • Where are you from?

    I was born and raised in Hawkeye, but I have spent close to the last 20 years living in Sumner.

    Family:

    I have been married to my lovely wife Rebecca for 15 years.  We homeschool and have five children.  Isaac, Sophie, Ezekiel, Kate and Amos.

    Why Sumner?

    We love Sumner.  It is the epitome of small town living, and that is just who we are.  It is a great place to raise a family. 

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    Someday, I would like to travel and see more of the world.  I especially want to take my wife to a tropical paradise.

    What is your favorite food?

    Pretty much all of them, but I do have a weakness for smoked brisket or hot wings.

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    Faith Evangelical is a welcoming family of Christ followers who believes that Jesus saves and changes us from the inside out. 

    What is one thing that people may not know about you?

    I guess I am a pretty open book, I think that is something that God has gifted me with.  I love books, I love to read and learn.   

    PASTOR BRIAN BOEHMLER

    LEAD PASTOR

  • Where are you from? 

    Waterloo 

    Family: 

    married to my wife Hannah in 2012

     

    Why Sumner?

    Before we got married, we started to look for a church to attend. We heard about Faith because some of her parents friends attended. We liked it and have been going ever since. When we started leading the youth, we made the decision to move to Sumner from West Union. 

    What is one thing on your bucket list? Travel to Europe. 

      

    What is your favorite food? 

    Really? Lots of food could be my favorite. All good food is. 

      

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church? 

    There is this culture of real belief, real faith, real prayer and a pursuit of holiness. We like that.

      

    What is one thing that people may not know about you? 

    I have a twin brother named Andy. We are fraternal twins!

    ADAM SCHULTZ

    YOUTH LEADER

  • Where are you from?

    I lived in northeast Iowa until I was about 10-Hawkeye & Arlington areas, then we moved to Central Iowa to the Story City area.

    Family:

    I’m married to Tony and together we have a son, Lucas. We also have 4 dogs and several farm cats.

    Why Sumner?

    Our jobs initially brought us to this area-Tony working for Stine Seed (this area being part of his region) and I teach for a neighboring school district, Wapsie Valley.

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    I would love to go to Prince Edward Island, Canada. I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables and the book takes place there.

     

    What is your favorite food?

    I love lots of foods, but I love eating at Hickory Park in Ames, Iowa. Not only do they have great food and a fun atmosphere, but I have a lot of happy memories eating at Hickory Park.

     

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    We are a family at Faith. People will love on you, help you out, & be there for you. It’s a real church family. It’s not perfect, but what family is? People want good for you and we work together to focus on God and how we are called to be more like Jesus. It’s a great place to be!

     

    What is one thing that people may not know about you? As a child, I used to be terrified of dogs. When I turned 25, Tony gave me a Malti-poo dog, we named Petey. After that we got Peaches, and now we also have 2 German Shorthairs- Pepper and Donut. They’ve really helped me understand God’s unconditional love. Our dogs want to be with us, want our attention, still love us even after we’ve yelled at them-just like God. He wants to be in our lives, wants our attention and still loves us even if we are mad at him. God is faithful, even when we aren’t.

    KARI PLEGGENKUHLE

    DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND GROWTH

  • Where are you from?

    Dubuque, IA 

     

    Family:

    My husband is Steve and we have six children: Austin, Aidan, Nathanial, Ethan, Noah, and Hannah

     

    Why Sumner?

    When Steve and I met he lived in the Sumner area. We looked at many communities and Sumner felt like "home." We've been here almost 18 years now, so I guess it really was home! 

     

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    I kept thinking about this and my bucket list is really small. As silly as it is, my bucket list would be having a large family holiday when all of our children are grown and have children of their own. I am excited for that time in our lives! 

    What is your favorite food?

    Chocolate. 

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    The best thing about Faith is family. From the moment we first stepped in the door on our first visit, it felt like family. Everyone greeting each other and accepting everyone right where they're at...I love that about our church family!

    TRISTA CALONDER

    SOCIAL CONCERNS CHAIRPERSON

  • Where are you from?

    I grew up on a family farm near Rickardsville in Dubuque County.  I am the youngest of five children in the family.

    Family:

    I married Trista in 2001.  We have six children; Austin who now lives in Dubuque, Aidan, Nathanial, Ethan, Noah and Hannah.

     

    Why Sumner?

    My work brought us to the area.  When we decided to buy a house, we chose Sumner over other area communities

     

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    Travel to Switzerland to the town of Trin in the Canton of Graubünden to see where my great grandfather and my great-great grandparents lived before they came to Iowa.

     

    What is your favorite food?

    I like a variety of things, but it is hard to beat a hamburger topped with cheese, bacon and onion rings.

     

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    It’s a family atmosphere.  We have our disagreements every now and then, but we genuinely care about each other.

     

    What is one thing that people may not know about you?

    I follow major league baseball all year long.  In fact I enjoy the team building aspect of the off-season as much as the competition of the regular season.

    STEVE CALONDER

    ELDER

  • Where are you from?

    Sumner

    Family:

    Daughters: Traci Frisch(Dallas, Texas) & Cindy Westra (Round Rock, Texas) Son-in-Law: Aaron Westra (Round Rock, Texas)

     

    Why Sumner?

    This is where I was born. I love small town living. A perfect place to raise a family.  

     

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    I don't have a bucket list. I would love, however, to do some more traveling.

     

    What is your favorite food?

    Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

     

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    The people

     

    What is one thing that people may not know about you?

    I ate breakfast with Joe Namath when he was playing with the Jets.

    LORI FRISCH

    WORSHIP LEADER

  • Where are you from?

    I've lived in Sumner nearly all my life. I moved away for about 10 years in my early adulthood, but came back in 1997. That's when I started attending Faith.

    Family:

    I've been married to Bruce for 18 years and together we have 12 children and, so far, 20 grandchildren!

     

    Why Sumner?

    While it's the place I grew up, it's also the place I chose to bring my family back to so they could grow in the same environment. A community where we value people, fight for the underdog, care for the widows and the orphans, and put our faith in God first.

     

    What is one thing on your bucket list?

    To travel with my husband

    What is your favorite food?

    Probably rib eye steak

     

    What is the best thing about Faith Evangelical Church?

    1) The true and living Word of God is taught here.

    2) I can be myself. I can talk about my flaws, my sin, my struggles, and know that I am loved and being lifted up!

    3) It's family.

    What is one thing that people may not know about you?

    I have about as many Canadian relatives as I do American! My mother was born there. Even though she has passed, we continue to have reunions every few years, alternating in the U.S. and Canada!

    SHARON KUHLMANN

    AWANA COMMANDER

SERVICE TIMES

9:00 Sunday School for all ages

10:00 Worship Service 

          Nursery available

          Children's Church ages 4-3rd grade

 

Potluck following worship quarterly

ADDRESS

Faith Evangelical Church

1104 N Railroad

Sumner, Iowa 50674

 

faithchurch1104@gmail.com

563-578-8391

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