Jeanne Marshall - Children's Ministry Leader

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Jeanne, a long time resident of Oskaloosa, IA and has been married to her husband, Barry for 42 years. They have 3 grown children and four grandchildren. Jeanne & Barry have retired from full-time employment and enjoy spending time together golfing, travelling throughout the U.S. and hanging out with family and friends. Jeanne is a former special education teacher. She currently teaches part-time as an adjunct professor for both William Penn and Buena Vista Universities. Jeanne found Christ while a teen and has been active in children's ministry. Her faith journey recently brought her to the Lifehouse family, and she is thankful for the new friends and opportunities to serve that God has placed into her life. Jeanne also enjoys gardening, canning and cooking, especially baking pies!

Milton Hubbard - Prayer Ministry Leader


Milton and Deb have been married for 4 years. They met on Eharmony while he lived in Alabama and Deb in Oskaloosa. They were married by Pastor Steve at Lifehouse Church. Both are retired; Deb has 6 children and 16 grandchildren. She served as a teacher at Oskaloosa Christian School while he worked as a wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

They enjoy Bible study, watching movies, reading, visiting their children and grandchildren, and volunteering for church and local organizations. Deb enjoys water aerobics, knitting, and beach trips to Alabama while Milton likes to run and enjoys nature. Both have been active at Lifehouse for several years in teaching, worship team, Bible study and in prayer groups. They both want to run the race with endurance that God has been set before them, to fight the good fight, finish the course and keep the faith.

Rhett & Cristi Parker - IMPACT Youth Ministry Leaders


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Deb Hubbard - Women's Ministry Leader


Deb is a retired educator with a lifelong passion for ministry. From the arid deserts of Arizona to the close-knit communities of the Midwest, she has taken great delight in teaching everything from kindergarten to college while raising her six children. She enjoys walks, reading and spending time with her husband, Milton; specifically, they love nature and eating ice cream. Some of the greatest joys in life are her grandchildren, numbering fourteen with more on the way. 


Deb looks forward to continually growing in her relationship with Christ as she serves with the women's ministry at Lifehouse.  

Eric Briggs - Men's Ministry Leader


Eric & Birdie (Denise) Briggs were married on June 10th, 2017. Eric has a son and daughter, Birdie has three girls, as of now they have 12 grandchildren. Eric is originally from Michigan moved to Iowa in 2002. Birdie moved to Iowa in 2014 from Tennessee. Eric is employed at Vermeer Corporation, while Birdie runs a daycare out of their home. Eric enjoys bow hunting and hanging out with the guys. Birdie loves spending time with the family and cooking. Together they enjoy and hosting small groups, travelling and driving the country roads looking at wildlife.

Contact Eric Briggs (641-569-0218) to learn more about Men's Ministry