pastors and staff

  • Pastor Steve Swett

    Steve is a native of Burwell, Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and formerly a high school business teacher (2 years) and Area Rep with the Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes (5+ years). He and his wife Andrea married in March of 2015 and have 2 daughters, Simone and Naomi. Steve became a Christian in 2009. His desire is to see Jesus worshipped and the Kingdom of God expanded.

  • Katie Wormley

    Worship leader and Website editor

    Katie Wormley is a song writer and worship leader who was raised in the Chicago land area. Her parents are Pastors and musicians, so music and worship has always been a part of her life. Katie graduated from New Life School of Worship in Colorado Springs in 2007. She moved to New Mexico in 2008 where she met her husband Daylyn and was on staff as the worship leader at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis, NM. More recently, Katie worked with her parents at River of Life Church in Aurora, IL as the worship leader and with Daylyn as the youth leader. Katie’s heart is for people to connect with who God is and to experience his presence in worship like never before. 

    You may contact Katie by phone (402) 572-6763 (Church office) or by email

  • patty jacobs

    Office Manager

    Patty and her husband Michael were wed in 1979. They have two grown children, Kristina and Jonathan.  Patty met the Lord in 1986 as a young mother and has been pursuing Him ever since. She served as a preschool teacher for 24 years, 11 as co-director, before she came on board at EF in 2012 as the Early Childhood Coordinator, in 2014 she became the Office Admin.  She intends to live life on purpose; loving and serving Jesus so others may come to know Him. 

    You may contact Patty by phone at (402) 572-6763 (Church office) or by email

  • John Penry

    Youth Pastor & Facilities manager

    John was born and raised in Arlington, TX. At the age of 5, he felt called into ministry and has been serving in many different capacities of ministry since the age of 14. He is a graduate of Christ for the Nations and has a deep desire to serve the church in any capacity, demonstrating excellence through it all. John and his wife, Destiny, have been married since June of 2012 and have 3 children: Grayson, Landyn and Lily. After faithfully serving their home church in Texas for 2 years, they felt God calling them to relocate to Nebraska; they moved to Omaha in August of 2016.

    Favorite Verse: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. - Jeremiah 29:13