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Bart Tichenor | Music | David & Caitlin Kissinger 


W.B. (Bart) Tichenor, Pastor
Bart was called as pastor on May 21, 2017. He previously served as the minister at LBF from September 1972 through December 1994. Bart and his wife, Ruth are both graduates of Southwest Baptist College (now University) Class of 1969. Both graduated with BA degrees. Ruth with a double major in History and Speech, Bart with a major in History and a minor in Speech. Bart holds a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law of the University of Missouri.  He is a member of the Missouri Bar. Ruth holds a Master of Education degree from Lincoln University. She was employed at the Southern Boone High School as a teacher and High School Guidance Counselor until her retirement in 2008 and also was the Coordinator of Disabilities Services at Columbia College for six years, retiring in 2014. Bart retired in June 2014 from the position of Hearing Officer with the State Tax Commission of Missouri.

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Music Ministry
After nearly 10 years of leading music in worship, Billy and Sara Desxheimer stepped down.

Lori Shaw is serving as interim song leader.

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David & Caitlin Kissinger
Children's & Youth Ministers

Little Bonne Femme welcomed David & Caitlin to the Children's and Youth Ministry in 2013.

David and Caitlin both grew up in West Plains, MO. Caitlin and David met in their high school marching band in August of 2005 and started dating soon after in October of 2005. Caitlin and David attended a small church and were very involved in the youth group. Involvement in this group began their love for ministry and building Christian community.

They dated throughout high school and in 2007 David came to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. A year later Caitlin followed and both became very involved with the Baptist Student Union. Both David and Caitlin served as student leaders within the ministry. Caitlin and David married in June of 2010.

Caitlin serves as the Office Manager for the Life Network of Central Missouri; a nonprofit pregnancy help medical clinic. David is an Associate campus minister for the Mizzou Baptist Student Union.

Caitlin and David are both very extroverted and love having people over to their house for movies, board games, or just to hang out! They have an affinity for live music and love to camp and canoe.

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