Journey Mennonite Church

Central Support Staff

Campus Pastor – McPherson Campus | Jim Ostlund
Jim and Jodi Ostlund, along with their two sons Noah and Ethan live in rural Inman. Jim grew up in Central Kansas and has spent time on both coasts. He holds a BA in music from Bethel College, and a MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, and has served as a pastor in two different Mennonite churches. Jim’s other loves are music, golf, hunting/fishing, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Campus Pastor – South Hutch Campus | Joshua Haver
Joshua and his family are thrilled to be a part of the Journey family! For fifteen years Josh served as a missionary and Bible school director in Mexico, where he met his wife, Esmeralda, and welcomed three children to their family – Ariella, Ketziah and Joshua James (JJ). Before moving to Mexico, Josh received a degree from Logos Bible University in Biblical studies and served as a youth pastor in Austin, TX. Joshua is passionate about studying the Scriptures, discovering Jesus, and bringing out practical ways to live out the treasures that are found within. Josh and Esme love to get to know people and to walk with them as God leads them into His original plan for them.
JourneyYouth Pastor | Jesse Blasdel
Jesse joined the Journey pastoral staff in October 2009. Jesse has recently transitioned half of his time to Discipleship Pastor at the SH Campus while still providing leadership to JourneyYOUTH. Jesse graduated from Tabor College with a degree in Christian Ministry. He and his wife, Shiloh, moved to South Hutchinson from Lander, WY. They have four children: Carsen, Kennedy, Havily and Langley. Jesse is passionate about seeing people discover Jesus and the life that is found in Him.
JourneyKids Pastor | Sheri Zerger
Sheri and her Husband Darrin live in Hutchinson. She is from rural KS. Sheri and Darrin are licensed as foster parents in Reno County, have adopted two children, Elizabeth and Michael! Sheri has an Education Degree from Tabor College and a Masters from the University of Kansas. Prior to her position as JourneyKIDS Pastor, she was a special education teacher. She enjoys cooking and baking, as well as traveling. Sheri has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus and helping families grow in their faith together.
Administrator | Mark Nisly
Mark and his wife Margi, along with their two sons Harvey & Finley and two daughters Albanie & Eloise, live in Hutchinson. He has worked at Journey since the summer of 2017. He has long had a passion and calling to be a part of ministry in some way and loves that he can use gifts of leadership, organization and art and technology to help provide support for the Journey campuses. He also loves music and to lead worship! Mark loves sports and is very involved as the Athletic Director and a basketball coach with the Reno County Sabres. He loves playing basketball and golf, and rooting for his Chiefs, Jayhawks and Royals.
Assistant Treasurer and Bookkeeper | Donna Shafer
Donna lives in rural Hutchinson with her husband Jerry. She has 3 grown sons, Jerrod and his wife Emily, Austin and Jordan. Donna grew up in Yoder, KS and has lived in this area her whole life! She graduated from HCC and worked at First National Bank in Hutchinson for 30 years before joining the staff at Journey! Donna likes to read, travel and spend time with her aforementioned family. Her expertise from the finance world is a huge asset to our team! Since high school, she has always enjoyed working with numbers and loves to use that gift to help behind the scenes at Journey!