Meet our Staff

Rev. Kent Rogers, Senior Pastor

Brief Bio:

Kent is a Kansas native, born in Wichita on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1961. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Emporia State University in 1989 before completing his Masters of Divinity at Saint Paul School of Theology in 1992. Kent has been serving United Methodist Churches across Kansas and Nebraska since 1982. In 2009, Kent received the “Excellence in Leadership Award” from the Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute. In 2010 he was honored to be presented the “Harry Denman Evangelism Award” from the Foundation for Evangelism and the Kansas East Conference in recognition and appreciation of exemplary leadership in The United Methodist Church and commitment to the Great Commission by helping persons experience God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ. In 2012 Kent’s leadership approach was featured in the book entitled, “We Refused to Lead a Dying Church!: Churches That Came Back Against All Odds” by Paul Nixon.


Kent and Kimberly are a blended family. They have six children, Heidi, Brendan, Josh, Lindy, Blaine and Carter. They have five grandchildren, Elijah, Maddie, Trey, Liam and Haley. They have a dog named Elsa.


Kent enjoys exercising and running. He is a sports fanatic and likes almost any kind of spectator sports. He enjoys listening to a wide variety of music genres and attending “live” concerts.

Life Verses:

Romans 12:1-2

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Luke 9:23

“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat-I am.”


Whatever It Takes!!!

Pastor Oscar Perez
1832 West 9th Street | Hastings, NE 68901
Telefono: (402) 984-5455
E-mail Pastor Perez @:

Denise Hauff, Administrative Assistant

Available on Wednesd

The job of the administrative assistant boils down to supporting the pastoral staff as they strive to fulfill the church’s mission.  I enjoy doing this very much.  But I have to say the favorite part of my job is taking care of Grace’s congregation.  It’s hard not to fall in love with the people who attend Grace.  Everyone is so caring and loving.  If there is a need, I just get the word out and that need is met, many times over.  This is a very mission oriented church and it amazes me how this congregation responds.  My time is spent in the church office, divided between clerical duties and attending to parishioners’ needs.  It’s a very rewarding job and I am grateful for it!

Family: Denise is married to Don who is retired from the railroad.  They have two grown children, Dustin and Stephanie.  She has two grandchildren Jennifer and Bryan.


Connie Hyde, RN. Parish Nurse

Available on Wednesday’s from 1pm -3pm and every third Sunday of the month before Church Service at 10:30am.


Kimberly Rogers is a Counselor and co-chairs the Children’s Christian Education Directorship with Kendra Weichman. Kimberly Rogers is married to Pastor Kent Rogers. Please contact Kimberly Rogers 316/651-6080.


Kendra Weichman co-chairs with Kimberly. She is the wife of Forrest and mother of Gracie, Kinsley and Cael.