Lead Pastor Michael Halfhill and
Associate/Youth Pastor Caleb White
work together to lead Piedmont Park
as we strive to follow God's leading
and fulfill our Mission and Vision to
reach our families, church and
world for Jesus Christ.
To read more about each Pastor and
their family, as well as meet our Church
Secretary, keep scrolling down this page!
The Halfhill Family
Pastor Michael Halfhill serves Piedmont Park's Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Jeanette, both grew up in Iowa. They have two children, Ethan and Johanna. Pastor Michael answered the Lord's call to ministry after working as a Rock & Roll Radio DJ for five years. Prior to serving as Piedmont Park's Lead Pastor, Pastor Michael served as Piedmont's youth pastor and as Pastor at the New Haven Church in Kansas City. Pastor Michael has degrees from Iowa State University, Union College and Andrews University.
Pastor Michael's passion is to share the love of Jesus Christ and to help believers find their ministry serving the Lord. Jeanette works in Nursing. At Piedmont she is involved in Children's Ministries and coordinates the church's fall outreach event Light Up the Dark. Pastor Michael loves to write and has written articles for Ministry magazine. Pastor Michael and Jeanette are sports fans. They love to read and travel. Most of their quiet time is spent enjoying family time with Ethan and Johanna.
Listen to Pastor Michael Halfhill's personal testimony.
The White Family
Pastor Caleb White serves as Piedmont Park's Associate/Youth Pastor. Caleb and Ava are newlyweds who met at Union College. Caleb is originally from California. Ava was an Air Force brat and says "home is where the heart is". Caleb graduated from Union College with a Bachelors in Theology in 2014. Prior to coming to Piedmont, he worked as a bank teller at Union Bank & Trust and a part-time associate pastor in the Capitol View Church district while supporting his wife as she finished nursing school at Union College.
Pastor Caleb's desire is to know Jesus and make Him known. In his free moments he enjoys running, biking, writing songs/poetry, playing ukulele and occasionally playing pickle ball. Ava loves to sing and has a passion for helping people. Both Caleb and Ava love to travel, meet new people, try new things and ride roller coasters!
Student Pastor Angel Pereira was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He says that means he has been to Disney far too many times! His hobbies include improvisational acting, singing and ministering in whichever way he can. Angel is studying theology at Union College. His favorite food is Chipotle and he enjoys the fact that Lincoln has two Chipotle restaurants as well as many other great places to eat! Angel's biggest addiction is definitely basketball and spending time with his significant other: Christia Wright. Angel is excited to learn all he can at Piedmont about building relationships and learning the intricate details of running a church.
Kendra Carlson serves as Piedmont Park’s church secretary. Originally from the west coast, she’s found she loves calling Nebraska home. She graduated from Union College with a bachelor’s in Graphic Design and freelanced while her kids were young. Before coming to Piedmont, she tried her hand at sales in a home décor store. She spends most of her free time with her family which includes her husband, Brian and two children, Cadence and Chandler. They love to take road trips together, do family movie nights and spend time with local grandparents. When Kendra has a little time to herself, she writes a blog, decorates, reads and is a wanna-be photographer. Her greatest joy comes from seeing people’s lives changed by the truth she shares.