Jason and Steph and their three kids, Ransom, Zoelle and Hadassah arrived at Skiff in September of 2021. Jason is passionate about helping people know Jesus—for the very first time as Savior and Lord and in an ever-deepening walk with Him. He also loves to help equip people for the ministry God has for them by helping them discover their spiritual gifts and see how they can use these gifts in the areas of their God-given passions. Jason and Steph both graduated from Spring Arbor University where they met. After serving God together for almost 10 years in West Michigan, they are excited that God has called them back to the greater Jackson area.
Jason, Steph, Ransom, Zoelle, Hadassah, and their Golden Retriever, Oakley love all things outdoors. You’ll find them camping, hiking, biking, exploring, gardening, swimming, and playing together. Steph is a full-time mom who homeschools their three children and is Jason’s biggest supporter and best friend. Jason loves playing sports. Don’t be surprised if find him playing on a local soccer team or shooting hoops in the church gym. Jason and Steph enjoy connecting with people and hosting, and they’d love to connect with you.
Rick and Kathy have been members since 1982. They have five grown children and eight grandchildren. Rick is a Circuit Judge for Jackson County, where he practiced law for 30 years before becoming a judge. Kathy is a full time domestic engineer and is active in AWANA and Skiff Kids on Sundays Rick rejoined the board in 2014 after taking a lengthy leave of absence to serve on the board of Jackson Christian School. In addition to serving as treasurer Rick also serves on the audio visual team and teaches the junior high Sunday School class. When not occupied with work or church business Rick likes cutting wood to heat their home and cross country skiing, and still plays basketball regularly for exercise. They both enjoy traveling to visit their children and grandchildren in Chicago, Lansing and Seattle, and to Michigan's UP, where they met.
Karl and Debbie started attending SLBC in 1984, and were active in children’s, high school and college ministries until 2000. From 2001 – 2019, they were active in a variety of ministries outside of SLBC, including 10 years serving in a college ministry called Logos 1:28 at Spring Arbor University. In 2019, Karl and Debbie felt a specific call back to SLBC to be involved in children’s ministry.
Karl is a certified public accountant, and currently works with their son Kyle at Drake CPAs in performing individual and business accounting and taxation, as well as non-profit and governmental auditing. Debbie works for Fitness Finders in the area of children’s fitness and teaches physical education for homeschool students. To maintain sanity, they enjoy being active by exercising, biking, hiking, swimming, golfing and hunting. Karl and Debbie also enjoy spending lots of time with their two grown children and four grandchildren.
Steve and Chris Sukta have been members of Skiff Lake Bible Church since 1987. They have four adult children and five grandchildren. Steve is a School Health Consultant with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services while Chris substitutes in community libraries all across Jackson County. They have been very active together in community outreach ministry to the Jackson Interfaith Shelter for the homeless during the last several years. They have also served in various children’s and youth ministries for nearly the entire time they have been at the church. They enjoy traveling around Michigan, biking, and being grandparents. Steve served on the Board of Elders previously and returned to the Board in May of 2019.