Our Team @ County Line
Stuart Kruse- Senior Pastor at County Line since 2009. I served as Associate Pastor at County Line from 2001 to 2009. My wife Tisha and I were married in 1992 and we have four children. Two girls and two boys. I graduated from Indiana University Fort Wayne in 1995 with a B.A. in political science. I later graduated from Huntington University with a Masters in pastoral ministries. I received my ordination through the Anderson Church of God.
"I had the unusual privilege of growing up in the church I now serve. It has been so exciting to watch County Line grow in numbers and in its ability to reach people for Christ. Nothing fuels me more than watching someone give their life to Christ for the first time. I love having the opportunity to cast vision, lead, teach and shepherd this wonderful group of people we call the family of County Line."
My hobbies: Watching sports, playing the piano, traveling with family, coaching my kids, going out on Friday nights with my wife.
Dane Kruse- High School and Young Adult Pastor since 1998.
My wife, Angela, and I were married in 2001, and have two children Annaliese and Will. I graduated from Indiana University at Ft. Wayne. I am ordained through the Indiana Ministries of the Church of God, Anderson. I Love spending time playing games or being outside with my wife and kids. I am big fan of Indiana Hoosier Basketball and Notre Dame Football. I enjoy playing and watching just about any sport. I am passionate to help students see their potential through Jesus Christ, and I get spiritually pumped when students step out of their comfort zone to reach and serve people for Christ.
One thing on my Bucket List: See U2 in concert
One of my favorite books: "The Life You've Always Wanted" by John Ortberg
Steve Schlatter- Congregational Care Pastor. I was raised on the family farm just north of Leo, IN. My Wife Christine and I have 6 children, and now live on that same family farm. We love to raise farm animals and have a big garden. I graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in1982 and have been involved in ministry ever since.
Around County Line I am known as “Cappy”
Jen Harris- Director of First Impressions since 2010. I oversee the Hospitality Teams, Communications and Media, and Assimilation at County Line. I began attending County Line at around age 5. My husband Zack and I were married in 2008 and we have 2 beautiful children Ryann and Carter.
My hobbies include: Fishing, camping, canoeing, gardening, and drinking coffee.
Kevin McIntire, Worship Arts Pastor since 2004. I am in charge of the Music, Technical, Drama and Video Ministries. I Grew up in New Haven and Fort Wayne, graduating from Snider High School. I attended Anderson University and graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership. I have been married to Erica for 13 years and have 3 handsome boys, Braeden, Jaren and Tegan.
I enjoy participating in anything competitive and attending sporting events with my sons.
Mary Ellen Rayle
Mary Ellen Rayle- Kids Ministry Pastor since 2005, County Liner since 1986. My husband, Terry, and I were married in 1979 and have two adult kids, Libby and Brian. I graduated from Huntington University with an M.A. in educational ministry. I have a B.A. in Christian education and an A.A. in early childhood education from Anderson University. I am ordained by Indiana Ministries of the Church of God. I oversee a terrific team that leads Kids Ministry to families with newborns through fifth graders. I perform baby dedications, equip parents in family faith development and administrate Creative Play School.
Nathan Tatman- Outreach Pastor-Began at County LIne as Community Life Pastor in 2007. I oversee the Adult Education Classes, Life Group Ministry, Missions Ministry, and Outreach Ministry. I grew up in the Auburn area and have been married to my high school sweetheart, Stacy for 16 years. I Have three kids Dylan, Kayla, and Aubry. I graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and an Associate's in Christian Ministry.
I like to stay active with playing basketball, running, hiking, and riding my bike.
Coffee, basketball, and playing board games are my interests. I love to travel with my family.
One thing on my bucket list-To hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
Nick Holliday- Junior High Student Pastor.
I grew up in the Fort Wayne suburbs 5 miles outside of Leo, where I went to school first grade through senior year, graduating in 2007. I then moved to New Haven while I went to school at Indiana Tech for Internet Technologies and did ministry work in downtown New Haven. In 2009, I married my beautiful wife, Emily, who was my highschool crush. We now live in New Haven with our Chihuahua Chubaca, our kitten, Skittles, and our older cat Rylee.