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John Theisen

Lead Pastor

John came to Midway in 1998 and marked a new season in the journey of our church. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College (Springfield MO. 1984) , has 3 grown children, and 9 grandchildren. Before coming to Midway John served in Galveston and Odessa, TX. He's passionate about music, golf, and the St. Louis Cardinals, but the cry of his heart is to connect people to God and His people. John's soft spoken demeanor and smart sense of humor are a testimony of his intense love for people.

Random Fact: He's a movie fanatic


Todd Witte

Executive Pastor

Todd grew up an Air Force brat living all over the United States. He and his wife Amy and their 3 children came to Midway in 2011 and he now oversees many of the day-to-day operations as well as our Missions efforts domestically and around the world. Todd studied at Boston Baptist College and served 8 years as a missionary in Sweden. Todd carries a unique drive to see God's people grow in their faith and commitment through missions and weekly serving opportunities. Todd is amazingly gifted in strategies for personal growth. His real passion is seeing people develop a hunger for a deeper understanding of what it means to follow Christ.

Random Fact: Todd's bucket list includes sailing around the Caribbean for a year.


Scott Harrison

Worship/Creative Arts Pastor

Scott was raised in the church, the son of a pastor from Arkansas. Scott and wife Heather came to Midway in 2010 and have 8 children. He is a published songwriter with many recording credits and is a veteran worship leader. Scott brings a passion for the artistic through worship that inspires. He oversees all house audio and video, the church website, advertising, and all communications for Midway Church. His engergetic style and love for people is infectiouis. Scott LOVES small groups and leading people deeper in faith one-on-one.

Random Fact: He tore his ACL playing basketball at Midway. Not once, but twice. Needless to say he doesn't play anymore.


Kenny Guthrie

Connections Pastor

Kenny and his family have been at Midway practically since it's beginning in the late 70's. He served as our Student Pastor from 1994 till 2014. He now leads our efforts in Connections. Kenny and his wife Darla have 4 children one beautiful granddaughter. Kenny is a connections maniac. His easy going style and love for God and His people is his defining attribute. Kenny leads early morning bible studies for men and is an expert on local restaurants.

Random Fact: Kenny and all his boys ride motorcycles.


Jonathan is the newest member of our staff. He comes to us from Denton Bible Church where he served on their student ministry staff. He and his wife Katherine have 3 little girls and have lived in the Denton area for many years. Jonathan is gifted in relation development and has a heart for discipleship in the lives of students.

Random Fact: He's a gifted carpenter.


Chris is a recent graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. and spent this past summer as an intern for Midway. Once the summer was done he has stepped into the role as Children's Ministry Director. Chris is a gifted communicator and children are absolutely mesmerized by his teaching. He's light hearted and easy going; but below the surface is a blazing heart for kids and parents to passionately become followers of Jesus.

Random Fact: At one time Chris wanted to be an actor.


Kim Theisen

Office Manager

Kim is the wife of our Senior Pastor John Theisen. She serves as the Office Manager for the Midway staff and also heads up Ladies Ministry. She and John have 3 grown kids and 7 grand children. Kim's passion in ministry is leading other women on the journey of following Christ.

Random Fact: She doesn't drink coffee...we know, we're praying for her.


Leigh Ann Hill

Preschool Director

Leigh Ann graduated from Collinsville High School and received her Executive Secretary Certification from Executive Secretarial School in Dallas. She and husband Curtis have three kids; one married daughter and two sons still living at home. Curtis serves as a Deacon for Midway (as well as countless other ways) and they are both active in small groups. Their biggest passion is VBS, and it's amazing!

Random Fact: She gets a Sonic Dr. Pepper almost EVERY DAY.


Dee Ann Smith

Office Administrator

Dee Ann and her husband Jeff (who serves as a Deacon) live in Collinsville and have attended Midway for more than 13 years. They are both wonderful servants and are involved in a Midway small group in their community. Dee Ann has been on staff as Administrative Assistant since 2013 and her husband Jeff serves in the Technical Ministry. They have two daughters; Dani and Makenzie.

Random Fact: Has family in a town called "Rose Bud".


Shannon Winten

Finance Secretary

Shannon and her family moved here from Central Nebraska 4 years ago. She has been married to her husband Corey (who serves as a Deacon) for 12 years. They have two kids, Vanessa and Tyler. She enjoys being involved in ministry and serves Midway in the preschool area in addition to being our Finance Secretary.

Random Fact: She is a huge Nebraska Corn Huskers fan.


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