About First Mennonite

A little bit more about the church...

First Mennonite Church of Halstead was organized in 1875 under the leadership of Christian Krehbiel and is a member of Mennonite Church USA and the Western District Conference. Currently we have about 100 active members who gather for worship, fellowship, service and outreach.

Members participate in a number of activities within and outside of our church doors. Some of these activities are listed below.

Within the doors:
Sunday School
Women's Bible Study
Fellowship Meals and Activities
Verenike Supper (raises money for Missions)
Missions Supper (raises money for Missions)
Waffle Breakfast (raises money to assist with local utility bills)
Young Mom's Group
Kids Club (Wednesdays in the Spring and Fall)
Wednesday Evening Adult Studies
Vacation Bible School
Other ministry activities

Outside the doors:
Neighbor's Store
Church Picnic
Hog Roast
Annual Golf Tournament
Old Settlers Parade and Great Race
Care Portal

Meet the Staff

Pastor Stephen Wilcox
Stephen Wilcox grew up in northern Pennsylvania until he attended college at Eastern Mennonite University. Here Steve received his undergraduate degree in Psychology. After graduating, he worked for several years at Pleasant View Inc, a program to support people with disabilities. After that, Steve stayed home to raise his two sons while doing in-home child care for
others. He then went to Eastern Mennonite Seminary where he graduated with an MDIV in pastoral ministry in 2017.

Steve enjoys good tea and conversation, board games, and being active. His favorite sports are volleyball, tennis, and track but is happy to participate in most sports.

Steve and his wife Raquel and their two boys live in Halstead. Raquel is a school teacher in Halstead.

Debbie Nightingale

Lauren Mueller