Rob Long

Preaching Minister
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Rob Long joined us for his first official day as the preaching minister for the Maple Hill church of Christ family on Sunday, January 21, preaching at the morning service. We are pleased to welcome Rob and his beautiful family, and are looking forward to working together for the kingdom.

Rob was the preaching minister at the Leander (Texas) church of Christ from 2014 through 2018. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Bible/Ministry and an M.Div. from Oklahoma Christian University, and served congregations in Oklahoma (Edmond Church of Christ and Britton Road Church of Christ) and Ohio (Echo Meadows Church of Christ) before his work in Leander.

Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two daughters, Adelyn and Audrey. He also enjoys golf, hunting, Ohio State football, and developed a taste for Texas barbecue. Rob is originally from Toledo, Ohio and Sarah is from Lawton, Oklahoma. The couple met at Oklahoma Christian University and were married in the summer of 2008.

You can watch and listen to Rob's sermons on our <a href="http://www.maplehillchurch.org/live-streaming-lessons/">live stream</a>, Sunday on-demand and live on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Sermons are also archived on our <a href="http://www.maplehillchurch.org/listen/">podcast page</a>, on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1330347858">iTunes</a> and <a href="https://playmusic-c.app.goo.gl/?link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4jwdvlfnwxzwodqn7yjqvgzzu4?t%3DMaple_Hill_Church_of_Christ_Podcast%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16&apn=com.google.android.music&isi=691797987&ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&ius=googleplaymusic">Google Play</a>.

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Rob Long

Rob Long

Preaching Minister

Mike Wamble

Associate Minister
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<strong><em>Job Title &amp; Responsibilities</em></strong>:

I am the Associate Minister here at Maple Hill.  I am in the office most week days preparing for Bible classes, helping with benevolence calls, as well as a whole host of other church projects.  When not in the office, you will find me out making visits or driving the church bus to various youth events.  I am also a deacon helping with youth education.

<strong>Tell us briefly about yourself.</strong>

I’m married to a wonderful girl, Heather, where we just celebrated our 16th anniversary. I have three fantastic sons and a dog named Cooper. I’ve worshipped here at Maple Hill for 15 years and have been on staff for ten of those years. I love the church family here and enjoy working with these great folks!

<strong>What hobbies/activities do you enjoy</strong>?

Mostly, I love spending time with my family. We like to go camping, watch movies, play in the yard, and we love games. Through the years, I have loved snow and water skiing and visiting interesting cities, places, and museums.

<strong>What excites you most about Maple Hill?</strong>

The people! There are a lot of great folks around here; people that really love the Lord and love serving Him and each other.  I think that’s what makes the real difference in a congregation.

<strong>What’s a good book/movie you have read or watched lately?</strong>

For fun, I am reading the Percy Jackson series. I’m on the ninth book and have enjoyed them. I’m also reading through the works of the church historian, Eusebius. It’s pretty thick but good and interesting. I have such a huge movie collection; it’s practically impossible to pick my favorites.

<strong>Please share a favorite scripture with us.  </strong>

Wow!  There’s so many.  If I had to pick one, I would have to pick Matthew 11:28-30.  We live in such a broken world.  There, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

<strong>Favorite Books: Bible, Harry Potter series</strong>

Favorite Movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises

<strong>Favorite TV Shows:</strong> Andy Griffith, Sherlock, and Burn Notice

<strong>Favorite Place:</strong> Heaven

<strong>Favorite Activity: </strong>Relaxing

<strong>Favorite Food</strong>: Italian

<strong>Favorite Sports Team:</strong> Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

<strong>Favorite Quote:</strong> “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Mike Wamble

Mike Wamble

Associate Minister

Ben Herchenhahn

Youth Minister
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I am the youth minister here at Maple Hill. I grew up in the middle Tennessee area in a town just north of Nashville called Springfield. I went to Goodpasture Christian School in Madison until I graduated in 2011. I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University I have been a youth minister since 2015 and I have worked at Maple Hill since 2019.

My wife, Natalie and I live Lebanon with our doggo Stella. I am just a normal guy. I like sports, movies, and wood working. Natalie is probably the best thing about me, so let me tell you a little bit about her. Natalie is a real estate agent for a company called TRP. We were married in 2018 and she is very involved with the ministry. Stella, our dog, is as sweet as can be, but always getting into trouble.

I work with all ages but my emphasis is in 6th through 12th grade. I am here to help as a mentor to the youth and young adults. My goal is to help their faith develop and grow. The idea is to create a faith that is their own that will last beyond high school and into adulthood. I work with the parents to create relationships between the teens, parents, and God. I am here to help the youth become productive and lifelong workers for the Kingdom.

My favorite verses are in Mark 12:30-31 (The Greatest commands, Love God and others). Reminds us about what is important. Above all else to love God and if you love God you will love His people. I know that this is something Maple Hill does. We love God above all else and we love His people.

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Ben Herchenhahn

Ben Herchenhahn

Youth Minister

Jamie Hobgood

Worship & Family Minister
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I am the Worship and Family Minister here at Maple Hill. I also serve as a deacon with emphasis on the Youth and Family programs. I work with Ben, our Youth Minister, on events for the 6th -12th grades as well as many family and children events. I also lead the worship on most Sunday mornings, as well as teach a “new songs” class a couple times a year.

Our Sunday morning worship style at Maple Hill is a good mix of traditional worship songs along with contemporary praise and worship numbers, including many current tunes you will hear on Christian radio today. We display the sheet music on almost all songs we sing, and we encourage everyone to sing out their praises to God, while uplifting one another in the process.

I am a bi-vocational minister, so in addition to my work at Maple Hill, I am the Recruiting Manager for a regional insurance company headquartered in Columbus, OH. My wife, Karen, homeschools our three children, Jonas, Jaden, and Keely. I enjoy camping, golf, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, football, and basketball. I also really enjoy singing, tho I am more of a bass singer than lead, and have toured with two different a cappella quintets, Impression and Half Past 6. You can still find some of the Half Past 6 songs on iTunes. A couple of those (New Creation and Let the People Rejoice) written by a good friend, Brent Whitworth, have made their way in the worship rotation at Maple Hill.
Maple Hill has been home for us for the past 11 years. We were members here for 2 years before beginning our work with the youth group, so we are definitely members first, staff second. Maple Hill is large enough to offer amazing opportunities to not only members of the youth group but our own kids as well. Maple Hill is small enough that we can still be a family. In the words of a famous little girl that had some bears as friends… “Maple Hill is just right!”

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Jamie Hobgood

Jamie Hobgood

Worship & Family Minister

Kolleen Mangrum

Office Manager
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Kolleen Mangrum

Kolleen Mangrum

Office Manager

Vickie Fry

Director of Children's Services
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Vickie Fry

Vickie Fry

Director of Children's Services

Katie Tignor

Director, Little Lights Preschool Program
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Katie Tignor

Katie Tignor

Director, Little Lights Preschool Program

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