Staff

Kiel Cary - Pastor/Elder

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Kiel grew up in Chadron, Nebraska. He married Melissa in July of 2010, and together they have three boys (Jonas, Samuel, and Benjamin). They moved to McCook in 2016.

Kiel graduated from Chadron State College in 2005 with a B.S. in Information Science and Technology, and worked in the software development field for several years. In 2010, Kiel joined the United States Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division for four years, including one tour in Afghanistan. At the end of his enlistment, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Kiel both re-entered the workforce as a software developer and enrolled in seminary at Cincinnati Christian University. After moving back to McCook, Kiel enrolled at Regent University to complete his Master’s of Divinity. He will graduate in December of 2019.

The Cary family began attending Grace Baptist Church in 2017 after Kiel completed an internship in student ministry with McCook Christian Church. Kiel assumed part-time pastoral duties in early 2019, and became the full-time pastor in July of that year after the church re-planted as Grace Fellowship in downtown McCook.

You may find Kiel enjoying long car rides and conversations with his wife, playing outdoors with his three boys, listening to Alistair Begg and RC Sproul, reading anywhere, and any fellowship that involves drinking coffee.

Zane Hall - Pastor of Music and Discipleship

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Zane grew up in Sidney, NE. He first heard the gospel of Jesus at age 5 while attending a Vacation Bible School at the Sidney E-Free Church. While growing up in a Christian home he felt the call to ministry at a young age. However, he didn’t realize the full extent of the call until age 18.

Zane attended Western Nebraska Community College after high school and was heavily involved with the campus ministry Campus Ventures. He completed a year-long internship with Campus Ventures at the University of Wyoming campus. He began to pursue and date his wife, Shana, in 2010. They married in Sidney in 2011 and now have three children: Mylah (6), Bryac (4), and Zylas (10 mo.). Zane worked for Cabela’s Inc. for 5 years, and there he decided to finish his bachelor’s degree online. Zane received his degree through Grace Bible College (now Grace Christian University) in Grand Rapids, MI.

In 2016, Zane accepted the position of Worship and Discipleship Pastor at Jesup Bible Fellowship in Jesup, IA. After three years of serving God and the great people in the Jesup area, Zane felt called to join Grace Fellowship and help further the Kingdom right here in McCook. The Halls moved to McCook in November 2019.

When not at the church you will most likely find Zane with his family. Wrestling with his kids, taking walks, playing at the park, board games, and backyard baseball are some of the things the Halls can be seen doing together. Zane thoroughly enjoys coffee, cheeseburgers, college and Major League baseball, college football, and reading.