• WE ARE SEEKERS & DOUBTERS who are finding new life.

  • WE ARE AUTHENTIC & PASSIONATE PEOPLE striving to mature and welcome others to join us. Community and relationships are our core in serving and becoming life-changed, life-changers.

  • WE ARE PEOPLE DEDICATED TO THE NEXT GENERATION. We strive to build up all children and youth.

Leading all to Jesus to become Life-Changed Life-Changers



Horizons is a faith community committed to connect, grow and serve together living as Jesus and sharing His Light.


We strive to grow spiritual relationships to make a lasting difference in our lives, community, and world.



We Connect in worship by encountering Jesus.


We Grow with a group by maturing spiritually.


We Serve on the team by being Jesus’ light.


We Give to the mission by investing in hope.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:9-14


Horizons began as a church plant by Steve Todd, who was asked to start a church in south Lincoln. As a result, Horizons first life group started meeting to envision what kind of church Horizons would be. This first life-group vision continues to inspire why Horizons believes so strongly in community and small groups.


Horizons continues to build ministry opportunities and mission outreach events to reach seekers and doubters. We are a church where people can come as they are, grow, and journey with others. 


We strive to become life-changed as we learn and grow our relationship with Jesus, striving to love like Him. Being His light for others by serving and giving of our time, talents, and treasures.


Mandy Barkhaus

Lead Pastor - Learn More

Pippa Miller

Office Manager

Karen Herrold

Adult Ministries Director

Derek Steinacher

Family Ministries Director

Ali Husted

Nursery & Toddler Coordinator

Liz Troyer

Preschool Coordinator

Elizabeth Gruntorad

Special Needs Coordinator

Trentell Gordon

Youth Ministries Director

Lauren Kasson

Worship Coordinator

Brian Thomas

Worship Leader

Aimee Erickson

Digital Engagement Ministries


Are you Exploring a Call into Ministry?

The Great Plains UMC conference places a high importance on helping college students discern calls into ministry. If you are involved in the ministries of Horizons and would be interested in further considering working in a church someday, or finding ways to live your faith more deeply, you can apply for a college internship at Horizons here.   

A big thank you to the Great Plains for making opportunities like this possible, all to help build up next generation leaders to continue to lead churches into the future!

Fill out the form betow and return with resume to info@horizonschurch.org