Living Water’s Pastoral Staff

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Clark Cothern

Senior Pastor

Clark has been in ministry since 1978

Clark and his wife Joy have been married since 1978. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. Clark’s most memorable travel experience involves a mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in 2002 when he got chased by a lion. (Don’t ask him how old the lion was.) He really believes that God's love is for the whole world and that the hope of Jesus should be shared as compassionately as possible with as many people as possible. He loves the faith family at Living Water and shepherds them as they REACH together.

Pastor Mike

Mike Burrell

Associate Pastor

Mike has been in ministry since 2008.

Mike Burrell went to school in the Lincoln school District. His family has been part of this area for more than a century, although Mike claims not to be that old personally. After a career with General Motors for 31 years, Mike accepted a call to minister at Living Water as Associate Pastor. He combines a passion to REACH (Recognize Everyone And Communicate Hope) with the spiritual gift of evangelism so he is downright excited about outreach and evangelism. Mike has served in various positions in AWANA (a Bible teaching outreach to children) for over 20 years and taught AWANA leaders in India on a mission trip in 2005. Mike is married to his sweet wife, Patty. They have two vivacious children and four grandchildren. Mike is quite the bowler and has actually bowled a perfect 300 game, but with a real bowling ball on a real alley, not on a Wii Sports like Pastor Clark's perfect game.