Our Staff


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Pastor stephen Wisthoff
Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve has been with SBC since 2009. A native of North Dakota, he and his wife, Grace, have three daughters—Katie (& Brendan) Crofutt, Victoria (& John) Rogers, and Stephanie (& Treynor) Wolfe. They also enjoy granddaughters, Vaida & Aubrey Crofutt; and Jackson, Will, Naomi and Charlotte Rogers. Steve is active in community organizations, and enjoys sports, the outdoors, genealogy, guitar, and travel. An avid motorcyclist, he and Grace enjoyed a bike trip along Route 66 several years ago.
Pastor Steve believes that the purpose of the church is to worship God and to be a place where people are invited to share in the experience of conforming to the image of Christ. 



Kristy Horstman
Youth Director

Kristy Horstman grew up in Lincoln and has always lived here.  She has had experience in traveling with various mission opportunities as well as family trips and says that traveling is one of her favorite things to do in life.  But at the end of a trip, there is still no place quite like home OR Nebraska! 
Kristy grew up at Second Baptist and remained with the ABC Churches into the beginning of her ministry.  Her experience in ministry has been as a lay leader and a youth director/pastor for both the Disciples of Christ Church and American Baptist Churches.  Kristy has also been privileged to do ministry on a statewide level for the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ through their shared office. 
In Kristy’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and sons Kamden and Kasten.  The family enjoys baseball, both watching and playing, GO Yankees! 
Kristy is passionate about helping people to know who Christ is and helping them learn about the love He has for us.

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Michael Kitt
Music Director

I grew up going to a country Church, Mt. Zion Methodist. I remember giving my life to Jesus at about age 11.  This is also about the time I realized I wanted to glorify God with music.  I had taken piano lessons since the age of 6 and was asked to help play for the small congregation. Upon reaching High School age, I was attending church in town and playing the organ.  I was also very active in High School music, athletics, drama and church youth activities. I was granted a Vocal Scholarship to UNL School of Music and attended for 3 years.  I finished my BA in Music Education at Kearney State the last semester before it became UNK. I then taught public school band and choir; Adjudicated many music contests; Served as Adjunct faculty to teaching community college Music Appreciation; Led community Choir events; Taught private voice and piano, and was also a church Choir Director and Organist.
     I have had the privilege to be Music Director at Second Baptist since October of 1997.  I have known many that are now with Jesus.  My philosophy for music in the Church is simply, ”for the Glory of God”,  I feel that everyone has a voice and we are best when we all sing together praising God.

Becky Brennfoerder
Childcare provider

Becky has been providing Childcare for our kids at Second Baptist for many years, joining us as paid staff in 2013. She and her husband, Chris, have 3 children, Kyle, Jessica and Chelsey. She has lots of experience and will keep your kids safe and happy while they are at our church. (Picture not available)


Tessa Foreman
Administrative Assistant

Tessa came to work for Second Baptist in January 2016. She had previously worked at another Lincoln church and at the Nebraska State Patrol. She is active with Nebraskans for Peace Lincoln Chapter and serves on the organization's State Board of Directors, where she volunteers as the group's Legislative Advocate. She and her husband, Matt, share their home with 2 cats and enjoy traveling.