Pastor Steve & Debbie Howe
Pastor Steve and Debbie Howe came on part-time at Lifehouse in December 2010 as the church was just developing and full-time in July 2013 as the church grew.
Steve is one of 9 children that grew up on a farm near Charles City, IA. He came to Christ through the influence of his family and church at the age of 13. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Trinity College (BA) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM). He spent 25 years serving in 3 churches in TX and IA as a Youth & Family Pastor.
Debbie is one of 3 girls who grew up in Kalamazoo, MI. She came to Christ through the ministry of Youth for Christ as a teen. She graduated from Western Michigan University (BS, MA). Debbie has worked and served in various capacities over the years but is now enjoying retirement. She is currently leading LCC's worship ministry and is involved in various other ministries.
Steve & Debbie were married in December 1999. Together they love spending time with family, gardening, music, biking and serving others. Their passion is to see others come to Christ and grow in Him.
Andy & Stephanie Abrams - Part Time Outreach Director
Andy, Stephanie, Carson, Jackson, Shayla and Aubrey Abrams joined Lifehouse CC in April of 2021 with Andy helping out part! me as the missions and outreach director. They recently relocated to Oskaloosa in 2020 from Kenya a&er serving as missionaries with World Gospel Mission since 2013.
Andy grew up on a farm outside of Oskaloosa and graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. In Kenya Andy worked with the local church helping in community development and using a practical training method and ministry called, Farming God’s Way. He also now works for Puris Grains, and enjoys all things outdoors, especially bow hunting.
Stephanie also grew up mostly in SE Iowa and enjoys being a Mom most of all to their four
children. In Kenya, she worked with young single mothers in discipleship groups as well as
encouraging and ministering to our national church’s young missionary families. She now works for Lifetime Dental Solutions in Oskaloosa and enjoys reading a good book.
They have been married since 2002 and enjoy camping and traveling together as a family. They enjoy hosting people in their home and have a passion for helping people develop a missional worldview.
Pastor Scoggan & Nadia Sialuse - Co Pastor
Scoggan and Nadia Sialuse have a passion for missions and ministry to young families and young adults.
Scoggan grew up in Choma, Zambia and has 3 siblings. He was raised in a Christian home. Scoggan got his bachelor’s degree in theology at Union Bible Institute in South Africa. From there he went for his MA in theological studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. “I love teaching God’s word; it is such an honour to serve God and come alongside others and seeing them grow in their relationship with God.”
Nadia grew up in Basel, Switzerland and has 2 siblings. She was also raised in a Christian home. Nadia has her bachelor’s in education and is a primary school teacher. She also did a two-year Bible School with Charis Bible College. She has a passion for young couples and young women and would love to help them grow in their relationship with God.
In their free time, they enjoy travelling, day trips, playing games and going for walks. Between the two of them, they have been to 26 countries and speak 7 languages.