Leadership Team

Our leadership team is our elders and deacons.  



Mike Darling Mike Bolle
Rick Eastin George Blohowiak
Brad Hudson Mike Hardee


Harold Engel - Lead Minister


Hello!  It has been my privilege to serve God with this wonderful church since August of 2007.  I love to get to know people and want to hear your story.  Let me tell you a bit about myself first.  God has blessed me with my wife Shana, four children and ten grandchildren.  Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, being outdoors and riding motorcycles.  I also love to preach and to see people grow in Christ.   It is my passion to equip each member of the church to use their gifts so the whole church might grow in unity and maturity impacting the Kirksville area for Christ.    

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Brendan Schloss - Youth Minister



Hi! My name is Brendan Schloss, and I’ve been the youth minister here at Countryside Christian Church since January 2022! I have been married to my beautiful wife Becka since September 2020. My wife and I are licensed foster parents and currently have two kiddos. 

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, playing video games, board games, and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy watching Baseball, Hockey, and Football. I also love teaching students about Christ and the impact He has on their lives. I also love seeing the impacts that students can have on their friends, family, and community!

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