About Us

Our Staff

Richard Young

Richard Young

Senior Pastor

ryoung@southhavenchurch.org

Richard has served as the Senior Pastor at South Haven since 2016. His primary responsibility is communicating vision to South Haven, teaching God’s Word, and leading the staff. He has formerly pastored churches in Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Canada. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Richard has been married to his amazing wife Amy since 1989 and they have two awesome sons Richard Jr. and Jordan. Richard was a competitive powerlifter in high school and college and has raced enduro motorcycle races. He loves hanging out with his family, reading about the church, running, going to movies and cheering on his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys.

Scott Moots

Scott Moots

Worship Pastor

smoots@southhavenchurch.org

Scott has served as South Haven’s Worship Pastor for 17 years. He grew up in Southwest Missouri and surrendered to the ministry at the age of 15. He has been married to his wife Laura for almost 23 years and together they have four boys: David, Jaron, Kyle and Landan. In his spare time, Scott enjoys cooking, following and cheering for our local sports teams and playing golf.

Victor W. Boll

Victor W. Boll

Pastor of Discipleship/Evangelism and Mobilization

vboll@southhavenchurch.org

Victor came on board with South Haven in May of 2017 as Pastor of Discipleship/Evangelism and Mobilization. He is passionate about sharing Jesus and helping people far from the Lord come to understand that true life awaits those who turn from sin and place their full trust in Jesus. Victor is married to Amy and together they have 4 beautiful daughters: Leanne, Audrey, Paige and Whitney; and they are very proud of the spiritual young ladies they are becoming. Victor’s happy place is spending time with family, restoring old antique tractors, deer hunting and smoking BBQ.

Bud Burkart

Bud Burkart

Student Ministry Pastor

bburkart@southhavenchurch.org

Bud joined the team in 2007 as Student Ministry Pastor. His passion is to help students find their value, purpose and hope through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. He’s thankful for his wife Lindsey who is his best friend and ministry partner and their two children Bristol and Teige. Bud loves outdoor time with his family, working on their Jeep, hunting, KU basketball and working on home and ministry projects with Lindsey.

Mike Ott

Mike Ott

Children’s Ministry Pastor

mott@southhavenchurch.org

Mike started serving as South Haven’s Children’s Pastor in February of 2017. He is a follower of Jesus, a husband and father. He loves spending time with his family, playing basketball, drinking coffee, reading a variety of books and investing in others. One fun fact about Mike is that he has spent 9 hours and 38 minutes of his life running a 50 mile mountain race.

Teri Jackson

Teri Jackson

Preschool Ministry Coordinator

tjackson@southhavenchurch.org

Teri Jackson has worked with and for preschoolers since 1988. She has been the Preschool Ministry Coordinator at South Haven since 2010. She and her husband Mike of 33 years enjoy demonstrating the love of Christ to little ones and their families. Teri and Mike also love spending time with their grown children and grandkids. Teri’s hobbies are crafting, camping and reading.

Debbie Wilson Otto

Debbie Wilson Otto

Administrative Ministry Assistant

dwilsonmotto@southhavenchurch.org

Debbie is no stranger to South Haven. She has been a familiar face for 23 years and our ministry assistant for 7 years. She and her husband Bill are long-time members of South Haven and love spending time with their four adult children and nine grandchildren when they are able. They are enjoying their empty nest lives doing some traveling. You can find Debbie sitting at the front desk ready to greet you with a smile and help you in any way she can. She also loves cooking, sewing, playing the church organ, working with preschoolers and singing in the church choir.

Kimberly Austin

Kimberly Austin

Administrative Office Assistant

kaustin@southhavenchurch.org

Kim joined our staff in July of 2016. She grew up a preacher’s kid and LOVES her relationship with God and her church family. She has been married to her best friend Larry for 30 years and has 3 wonderful children and a cute little puppy Daisy. She loves spending time with her family the most. Next to that she likes crafting and loves to go garage sales as well. She is happy to be working here at the church alongside Debbie and the Pastors. She can’t wait to see what God has in store for her future.

Brandon Sanders

Brandon Sanders

Lead Custodian

bsanders@southhavenchurch.org

Brandon has been serving at South Haven for 7 years. While his title is Lead Custodian, he is proud to utilize his spiritual gift of service in wearing many hats as somewhat of a “go to guy” to get things done in God’s house. Brandon enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 4 children, outdoor activities such as scouting, camping and shooting sports, but considers the most important activity of all to be one-on-one time with God.