MIke Hulinsky

Lead Pastor

Mike received Jesus Christ while he was a young boy growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa in 1999, and his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in southern California in 2002. Mike and his wife Chris met at their local church in Lincoln and were married in 1999. The Lord has blessed them with four children, with two currently in college and two in high school. Mike has been serving at Le Mars Bible Church ever since his graduation from seminary, initially serving as youth pastor, then as associate pastor, and in 2017 becoming the lead pastor. Mike’s passion in life is to study, practice, and teach the all-sufficient Word of God. Nothing thrills him more than seeing God use His Word to change people’s lives. Most of Mike’s free time is happily spent with his wife and kids – other things Mike enjoys include spending time outdoors, reading, and following Husker football.

Email: mhulinsky@lemarsbiblechurch.org

Jake Wulbecker

Associate Pastor

Jake is originally from Council Bluffs Iowa, and was blessed to trust Christ as a child. He received a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry from Grace University in 2010, and a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2014. Jake is married to Elizabeth, and they are the proud parents of their three children. Jake’s heart beats for the local church because the church is the vehicle God has chosen to reach sinners and equip saints! His desire is that God would use his gifts and passions to serve the local church. Jake’s personal gifts and passions are preaching and shepherding. Jake began working at Le Mars Bible Church in October 2017. Jake enjoys listening to audio books, playing disc golf, and drinking good coffee.

Email: jwulbecker@lemarsbiblechurch.org

Derek Plegge

Youth Pastor

Derek was born and raised in Gering, Nebraska, and accepted Jesus Christ at a young age. He received a degree in Church Ministries: Youth Ministry at Liberty University and recently completed his master’s degree in Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek is married to his wife Jen, and they have two boys, Cru and Brooks. Derek has been serving as the youth pastor at Le Mars Bible since May 2017. His duties include preaching, equipping volunteers, creating various events, and discipling students. One of Derek’s passions is to reach the younger generation with the gospel. As well, he wants to help them become grounded in the faith and to live out the great commission of spreading the gospel. Some of Derek’s hobbies include spending time with family, disc golfing, podcasting, cheering on the Huskers, reading, and playing guitar. 

Email: dplegge@lemarsbiblechurch.org

Fred Gums

Pastor of Congregational care

Fred grew up in North Dakota and came to know the Lord as a young boy. He received a degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and then served in the Air Force for four years. He worked as a cost/scheduling engineer on construction projects in North Dakota and Wyoming. In 1985, God called him to seminary and he graduated from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana in 1988. Shortly after, he accepted the call to serve as pastor at Le Mars Bible Church where he has been ever since. The joy of Fred’s life is to study and teach the Word of God and shepherd the people of God. He firmly believes that serving Jesus Christ by pastoring the local church is what God designed him for. He also finds great joy in being married to Kamie since 1973. They have two children who love the Lord and five wonderful grandchildren. In his spare time, Fred enjoys reading, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Pastor Fred stepped down from his role as senior pastor on June 30, 2017, but continues to serve in a part-time pastoral role at LBC.

Email: fgums@lemarsbiblechurch.org


Kelly Lee
Office Manager

Kelly was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 7 during a Good News Club held in her home.  Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.   After teaching for 11 years, in Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska, Kelly met and married her husband, Bob.  She was a stay-at-home mom until their girls were both in school.  Kelly then worked at a Christian non-profit agency where she coordinated an emergency food and clothing program for needy people.  She also assisted the Executive Director in the office.  Bob and Kelly have 2 daughters, Rebekah (Zach) and Anna Mae (Gavin), and one grandson Leighton.  Kelly is a Weight Watchers coach on her days off and in her spare time, she loves to read, cook, crochet and cheer on the Huskers.

Email: lbc@lemarsbiblechurch.org

Current Elders

  • Derald Phillips

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  • Caleb Widman

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  • Mike Sluiter

    Mike Sluiter

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  • Jake Bell

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  • Jim Rahn

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  • Fred Gums

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Our Deacons

  • Greg Law

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  • Jim Barker

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  • Peter Verschoor

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  • Andy Dougherty

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  • George Regennitter

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  • Bob Lee

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