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John Mulholland - Lead Pastor

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John and Anne have been married for just over 25 years. They have 3 adult children- Katie and her husband Joel live in Ohio, where Joel is a pastor, they have two sons, Grayson and Owen; Nathan is married to Breanna and they live in Oklahoma City; John III is a freshman at Nebraska Christian College.

John has his undergraduate degree from Dallas Christian College and an MA from Indiana Wesleyan University. John likes to build and equip teams to make disciples and both he and Anne are committed to helping parents and families understand their primary role in passing on the gospel of Jesus Christ to their kids. Their guiding verses are Deuteronomy 6:4-6, Ephesians 4:12 and Titus 2:1-6.

John and Anne are avid coffee drinkers and are learning about life as empty-nesters; this includes the joys of a hot cup of tea, binge-watching on Netflix, working in the kitchen together experimenting with new dishes and building relationships with people in the community.

John enjoys running in all types of weather and Anne believes that everything good happens inside, safely away from cold and wind.

Joe Petersen - Children's Pastor

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Joe was born and raised (on good old Nebraska beef and Grandpa’s sweet corn) on a dairy farm just north of Tilden, NE, and gave his life to the Lord and was immersed into Christ at a little church camp down by Willow Island. He is the youngest of 9 children, all of whom sang and played in a family gospel band in eastern NE during Joe’s childhood.

Joe met his future wife, Sheryl, at that same church camp. After beginning their family and career in farming, they moved to the west end of the state, where Joe was eventually led to accept a position as the principal of the Gering Christian Academy while also serving in the Navy Reserves.

Joe began ministering here at WestWay as Pastor of Children’s Ministries in 2001. He and his wife have 6 children and enjoy a growing brood of grandkids every chance they get.

Mike Andrews - Student Pastor

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After finishing High School in Casper, WY, Mike and his wife, LuAnn, attended Nebraska Christian College. When he graduated in 1998, they moved to Loveland, CO. After about 6 months of serving food at a restaurant and housesitting to make ends meet, they moved to Auburn, NE, where they began work in youth ministry.

Mike began working as the Pastor of Student Ministries here at WestWay in October, 2005. He and LuAnn have 2 sons and 2 daughters, and no idea what they did before they had kids. He enjoys racing stock cars, playing soccer, and mostly being allowed to be a part of God’s working to shape young lives as they set their course & sail into new territory.

He loves taking students to places in life where they sense God’s presence and watching how they respond to His Spirit unleashing the potential He’s placed within them.

Shane Coop - Music & Small Group Pastor

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Since coming back home to WestWay late in 2003, Shane has been working with musicians to lead WestWay in praise to God. He also oversees our small groups ministry.

After graduating from Platte Valley Bible College in 1996, Shane spent a few years in Lincoln, NE playing drums in a band and leading worship for a church plant, after which he served for 5 years as the worship minister at First Christian Church in Norfolk, NE.

Shane married his wife, Maranda, in 2001, and they have two children who keep them running and laughing. Shane’s hobbies mostly revolve around music. He plays the piano, guitar, drums, and bass (and we’re guessing just about any other instrument he can get in his hands), and has written music as well. He currently plays drums in a couple bands in the Scottsbluff area. Besides music, he is an avid NFL football fan (GO BRONCOS!) and fantasy football player.

Megan Hanson - Office Manager

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Megan started serving in the office at WestWay in May of 2016. She also works part time at Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff. She is a world traveler and has had many adventures she'd love to tell you about if you asked.

Shane Petersen - Worship Arts Resident

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