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Our People

Tim Smith


I grew up in Lansing, Minnesota and graduated from Austin High School in 1986. I have been married to my wife Val for twenty-six years, and we have two daughters, Grace and Ada. I am a 1993 graduate of Minnesota Bible College, and subsequently attended Kentucky Christian college for their Masters of Ministry program.


Val and I have always enjoyed country churches, and our time at Preston has been a perfect fit. I hold dear the many relationships cultivated through service within the family of God. I enjoy fishing, cooking, and tinkering in my garage. 

Chris Duncan


I am married to the love of my life, Amy, and we have 5 daughters. I moved my family to the Brookings area from Nebraska in 2017 to start the CSF ministry at SDSU. I also serve at Preston Christian Church as Youth & Family Minister.

I am very passionate about my ever-growing family. I love family vacations whether short or long. I enjoy hunting, kayaking, fire pits, music and sports, especially the Sioux Valley Cossacks, SDSU Jackrabbits, Nebraska Huskers, & Kansas City Royals! I also love working on projects around our home.

Something people need to know about me is that we have an open door policy at our house. You knock one, and you're family! We love hosting yard parties for our neighborhood, church, and other college related groups. 

I love hearing people's stories and relating them to the goodness of God. I am a quality-time guy who loves hanging out.

Joel Neilson
Mike Gunderson
Wayne Fischer

Layne Saathoff
Wayne Resman

Our Elders
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