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Pastor Caleb, Student Pastor Elizabeth and Pastor Michael

The Halfhill Family

Pastor Michael Halfhill serves Piedmont Park's Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Jeanette, both grew up in Iowa. They have two children, Ethan and Johanna. Pastor Michael answered the Lord's call to ministry after working as a Rock & Roll Radio DJ for five years. Prior to serving as Piedmont Park's Lead Pastor, Pastor Michael served as Piedmont's youth pastor and as Pastor at the New Haven Church in Kansas City. Pastor Michael has degrees from Iowa State University, Union College and Andrews University.

Pastor Michael's passion is to share the love of Jesus Christ and to help believers find their ministry serving the Lord. Jeanette works in Nursing. At Piedmont she is involved in Children's Ministries and coordinates the church's fall outreach event Light Up the Dark. Pastor Michael loves to write and has written articles for Ministry magazine. Pastor Michael and Jeanette are sports fans. They love to read and travel. Most of their quiet time is spent enjoying family time with Ethan and Johanna.

Listen to Pastor Michael Halfhill's personal testimony.

The White Family

Pastor Caleb White serves as Piedmont Park's Associate/Youth Pastor. Caleb and Ava are newlyweds who met at Union College. Caleb is originally from California. Ava was an Air Force brat and says "home is where the heart is". Caleb graduated from Union College with a Bachelors in Theology in 2014. Prior to coming to Piedmont, he worked as a bank teller at Union Bank & Trust and a part-time associate pastor in the Capitol View Church district while supporting his wife as she finished nursing school at Union College.

Pastor Caleb's desire is to know Jesus and make Him known. In his free moments he enjoys running, biking, writing songs/poetry, playing ukulele and occasionally playing pickle ball. Ava loves to sing and has a passion for helping people. Both Caleb and Ava love to travel, meet new people, try new things and ride roller coasters!

Student Pastor Elizabeth McDonald

Student Pastor Elizabeth McDonald is a senior at Union College studying Theology.  Lincoln has been her home for the past few years, but she is originally from the beautiful green state of Oregon.  Prior to coming to Union College Elizabeth attended Portland Adventist Academy and graduated from there in 2014. Throughout her time in high school she was active with the Student Association and Campus Ministries teams.  After high school she found herself picking Union as the place where God wanted her to be and she is so happy that He led her there!  She has had the chance to be involved in many leadership opportunities at Union such as being a Resident Assistant, working in Campus Ministries and being involvolved in Union's Student Association.

Pastor Elizabeth has a passion for creating the opportunity for people to see and fall in love with the Savior. In her free time you will most likely find her mingling with students in Campus Ministries at Union.  She also loves photography, journaling and traveling whenever she gets the chance to.  Elizabeth says she is extremely excited to have the chance to be part of the Piedmont Park family and can't wait to see how God will work throughout her time here!


Kendra Carlson

Kendra Carlson serves as Piedmont Park’s church secretary. Originally from the west coast, she’s found she loves calling Nebraska home. She graduated from Union College with a bachelor’s in Graphic Design and freelanced while her kids were young. Before coming to Piedmont, she tried her hand at sales in a home décor store. She spends most of her free time with her family which includes her husband, Brian and two children, Cadence and Chandler. They love to take road trips together, do family movie nights and spend time with local grandparents. When Kendra has a little time to herself, she writes a blog, decorates, reads and is a wanna-be photographer. Her greatest joy comes from seeing people’s lives changed by the truth she shares. 

Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
4801 A Street | Lincoln, NE 68510-4910