Pastor Gene

Our Pastor:  Gene Hinrichsen

I grew up in rural upstate New York and went to the University of Valley Forge near Philadelphia, PA, where I met my wife Bonnie.  We have two grown daughters and 7 grandchildren.  I am a college football and basketball fanatic.  Go Missouri tigers!  I like campfires, traveling and reading.  My favorite dessert is strawberry rhubarb pie and I enjoy good Italian food.  I have pastored churches in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Nebraska and Missouri.  My favorite place for a vacation is the Colorado Rocky Mountains.



Support Staff:
Liba Lerner, Administrative Assistant/Custodian 
Liba serves double duty as the administrative assistant to the pastor, as well as keeping the building shipshape!  She handles both positions with finesse and Hammer Memorial is blessed to have her and granddaughter Ashley in the congregation.
Kolby Lewis, Youth Director
Kolby is the director of our youth program, the CCY (Community Christian Youth). The CCY group encourages participation from all the churches in town, as do other youth groups in the area.  Kolby is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a Master’s Degree in International Relations.  Having grown up in King City, and a lifelong member of Hammer Memorial, he knows our youth well, and is involved in their local activities besides the youth group.