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Senior Pastor - Rev. Butch Lambert
Rev. Lambert was born October 1, 1946 in Prairie, KS.  He was raised on a Farm-Ranch near Leoti, KS. 
His family farmed over 3,000 acres of dry-land and maintained a herd of 150 Hereford cows and Angus Bulls.  While attending Sterling College, Butch married his wife Linda in 1966.

In 1968, he joined the U.S Army serving 3 years active duty.  His rank was Specialist 5th class working as a Avionic Tech on Huey Helocopters.    He served with the 101st airborne Div. (airmobile) in Southeast Asia, Viet Nam.  He was with Charlie Co. 157th Aviation, Northern I-Cor. Camp Evans.

After leaving the Army, Butch attended Fort Hays State getting a degree in Animal Husbandry.  Butch worked for High Plains Enterprise working in the cattle department checking the health of steers and heifers on horseback.  

After farming and ranching with his father for ten years, Butch attended Melodyland School of Theology (Anaheim, CA) 1978-1981 receiving a Masters of Divinity (non-denominational ) in 1981.  He attended St. Paul School of Theology, 1990-92, receiving his Master of Divinity.  

Butch served as Youth pastor at Satanta UMC 1985-1987.  He served as Local Licensed Pastor at Haviland
UMC 1987-1990 and then as student pastor at Wakefield-Countryside UMC, 1990-1994.

Butch was Ordained Deacon in 1992, Ordained Elder in 1994.  He served Greensburg UMC 1994-2003 as Senior Pastor.  He served as Senior Pastor at Aldersgate UMC (Wichita) from 2003-2014.  He entered Retired relationship with the Great Plains Annual Conference; June, 2014.  He is presently seving a 3/4 time appointment at Indian Heights UMC.

Butch and Linda (Lorenson) Lambert have two chidren.  Lanissa Kay (Lambert) Hammond is married to Chris Hammond, Marion, Kansas.  They have 3 children; Lakisha Kay (21), Zachary (20), Colton(18).  Their son, Ben,  is married to Kelly (Miller) Lambert.  They live in Salem, Oregon and have 3 children; Emmaline (4), Clara (2), and Josiah (1), and one on the way,Carles Raymond.  

Pastor Butch has two sisters and one brother.  Linda has a brother and a sister.

 
     
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  Choir Director - Kristi Lyn Klein
I wanted to be a musician from age 5. At age 11 I sang my first church solo "Let There Be Peace On Earth". I went to KU to study music education but switched to Vocal Performance my sophomore year. I took graduate level conducting lessons to reach my goal of being a church choir director. My first church job was as the children's choir director at Good Shepherd. I quickly became the director of music at Good Shepherd. I became a Methodist shortly after my daughter Lauren was born and started working at St. Paul's UMC. 22 months after I had Lauren I had Scott and went to work at Church of the Servant which soon closed : I worked for Ward Parkway Presbyterian but missed United Methodist Church. I am now happy to be the Director of Music at Indian Heights! I love music but a close second is coaching. With my husband I coach 5th grade girls basketball, 3rd grade boys basketball, and 5th grade girls softball. In addition I am Lauren's Girl Scout Leader!
 
     
 

Piano/Organist – Joy Blair

Joy has taught piano for over 35 years. She has a graduate degree in Secondary Education, with a focus on Music Industry. She has five grown children and five grandchildren, enjoys running and canoeing, and has a passion for youth and college ministry. Her passion is to be a real influence on the younger generations, being part of helping them find and follow God's "call" for their lives.

 

Administrative Assistant - Suzette Mack

Suzette has served in an administrative capacity at churches for over ten years. She brings with her a wealth of creativity and compassion. Prior to working at a church, Suzette was an occupational therapist. She is a Stephen Minister and working on her masters degree in social work. She is also a fiber artist and enjoys knitting prayer shawls.
 

 
     

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