Thomas grew up in the farmlands of Indiana, served extensively in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and pastored a vibrant, multiethnic church in Queens, New York City. He enjoys helping people learn and live the Bible, emphasizes God's transforming grace, and values teamwork, consensus, and finding opportunities of service for every member.
When he's not shepherding, Thomas spends time with his wife, Sarah, and their six children. He enjoys bicycling around Fargo/Moorhead, reading and writing about biblical topics, and meeting new people. You might even find him at a nearby Caribou or Twenty Below!
Natalie is a grateful graduate of Park Christian School, where she currently coaches junior-high girls’ volleyball (go Falcons!). In addition to her secretarial responsibilities, she plays guitar for Sunday morning worship and serves in the children’s ministries.
Natalie desires to be a Christ-focused, service-minded role model for young people in the church, values meaningful relationships, and embraces life with enthusiasm and joy. She loves being a nanny and is always glad for an opportunity to spend time with her cousins and extended family. She's pursuing an Elementary Education degree through Faith Baptist Bible College.
Jason and Tami Hughes
Jason grew up in Papua New Guinea while Tami grew up in St. Johns, Michigan. In partnership with Ethnos360, they are sent by Brookdale to Papua New Guinea with the goal of planting a church among the Lembena people and translating the Bible into their heart language.
Before embarking on this new adventure for Christ, Jason framed houses in Fargo, North Dakota and Tami worked at ShareHouse as they both served faithfully with Brookdale in the Fargo/Moorhead community. They are both graduates of New Tribes Bible Institute.
Jason and Tami value time with family and with their spiritual family in the body of Christ. They especially enjoy coffee dates, family hikes, and traveling. God has blessed them with three young adventurous, curious, and energetic children.