May 26, 2023 | Elder Update

Harvest Family,

Following our meeting earlier this week, we wanted to give you an update on a couple of key items.

First, Harvest Christian Academy (HCA) concluded the 2022–2023 academic year. We thank the Lord for the staff team there. Many of you know that Mr. Talbott Behnken, Superintendent, resigned earlier this year effective at the close of the school year. We thank God for his service to the Lord and the school over the past seven years.

This week, the HCA family learned that a new Superintendent was named. We want to join the school community in welcoming Mr. Cory Harbor. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director for Augustine Classical Academy in Lakewood, CO.

A native Illinoisan, Mr. Harbor earned his BS, MS, and MBA at Missouri State University. He has also completed his State of Colorado Administrator Licensure from the University of Colorado.

He and his wife, Nicole, have three children: Luca (9), Liviana (5), and Luna (2). Mr. Harbor and his family are excited to join the Harvest Bible Chapel and HCA community and are humbled by the opportunity to call Harvest their home. They will be relocating to the area in June, as he will be joining the staff officially on July 1, 2023.

Secondly, we want to share our gratitude for the Lord’s financial provision for His church. As Pastor Jeff mentioned last weekend, our debt is now less than $30 million. You may remember that last year at this time, that number was approximately $33 million. Through the Lord’s kindness, the ability to refinance some of the debt, the new partnership with Christian Financial Resources (CFR), a restored relationship with our other banking partner AdelFi, and your faithful giving, the church is now in a much better position as it relates to our debt. We never want to take the Lord’s provision for us for granted, and we will continue to focus extensive efforts and attention on further reduction of this obligation.

As we enter the summer, we invite you to continue to pray for us as we continue to pray for you our church family. May God help us to not only profess Jesus Christ but to practice and persevere in our faith.

—The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel

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