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Oak Hills Baptist Church Staff












Jim Rutherford – Senior Pastor – Jim is the primary teacher and leader of the church. He is passionate about teaching people the Scriptures, and helping the church reach out in love to our city. Jim was born in Solvang, California (near Santa Barbara). At 13, Jim heard the Gospel and responded for the first time at Hume Lake Christian Camp. However, he didn’t start following Jesus until he was 18.  Jim graduated from Westmont College and then Phoenix Seminary.  Jim and his wife, Mecca, have two children – a son Devan born in 2006, and a daughter Elsah born in 2009. Jim came to Oak Hills in June of 2013 from California. Email Pastor Jim


Associate Pastor of Student Ministries
Oak Hills is currently in the search process of filling this position.






Shelly Haan – Shelly leads the Kid's Ministry at Oak Hills as the Director of Kid’s Ministries, which includes Sunday School, Kids Night, Vacation Bible School, and various special events throughout the year. She loves to see kids get excited about their faith and, as they grow, to share it with others. Shelly grew up in Canton, SD, but calls Sioux Falls home. She graduated from Augustana College and the University of South Dakota graduate school.  Shelly and her husband Dave have three children (Sofia, Dimitri, and Dietrich). Shelly started volunteering in Kid's Ministry at Oak Hills in 2003 which turned into a part-time job as the Kid’s Director in 2007. Email Shelly



 Leanne Kooima -- Leanne joined the Oak Hills staff in the summer of 2013 and serves as the Graphic Artist & Administrative Assistant. She grew up in LeMars, Iowa and graduated from Dordt College with a BA in Graphic Design. She has worked in a variety of industries, but finds that her true passion is assisting those in ministry, a passion that came about after serving for 4 years in YWAM Vancouver, British Columbia. Leanne and her husband Kory married in 2006 and they call Sioux Falls home. Email Leanne




Toni Rae Outland -- Toni joined the Oak Hills staff in August of 2015 as the Kids Sunday Morning Coordinator. Sunday School and the other kids ministries at Oak Hills have been very important to the Outland family. Toni was born in Eastern Minnesota but has made her home in Brandon, SD with husband Derek and kids Max and Emily. Toni graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and another in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Augustana College.  Email Toni



Davy Stiles
Worship Leader
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