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leadership team

DHF staff

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Wayne Kent

Executive Director

Wayne Kent is the Executive Director of DHF as well as Lead Pastor of First Christian Church in Decatur, Illinois. Wayne and his wife, Leslie, have served the Decatur congregation for more than 25 years. They met at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and pastored a church there prior to moving to Decatur. Wayne and Leslie have toured the world as musicians as part of a professional Christian band called “Living Sound.” Wayne, a native Aussie, immigrated to British Columbia at the age of 11 with his family. Wayne earned his doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Kents have two children who are married and have given them twin grandsons and two granddaughters. Wayne enjoys jazz and sailing Lake Decatur with Leslie.

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Rick Grace

church liaison

Rick and his wife, Nancy, have served in pastoral ministry for over 45 years. They have served churches in Illinois, Kansas, and Arkansas, in a variety of roles, from Youth Pastor to solo Pastor to Lead Pastor. They have also been involved in marriage ministry for over 25 years. Rick earned his doctorate from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. The Graces have two adult children and six grandchildren. They enjoy hiking, zip lining, and finding obscure places to enjoy as they travel.


DHF board of directors

Kim Holley

DHF Board President


LaGrange Christian Church

LaGrange, NC

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Tom Helvie

Flora First Christian Church

Flora, IN

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Dennis Lake

DHF Board Vice-Chairman

Retired Pastor

Sioux Falls, SD

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Drew McClellan


First Christian Church

Port Arthur, TX

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Scott McNay


La Plata Christian Church

La Plata, MO

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Ellen Moma


First Christian Church

Blue Mound, IL

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Sam Sears

DHF Board Secretary


The Fountain Christian Church

Visalia, CA

Support Staff

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Brian Talty

Associate Pastor

Ad Hoc DHF Board Member

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Jonathan Grunden

Executive Pastor

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Crystal Kirkman

Communications Director
Ad Hoc DHF Board Member