Pastors & Staff

Jeff & colleen richards

Lead Pastors

Pastors Jeff & Colleen Richards have served as the lead pastors of HVFC since 1999 and are now nearing the end of a 3-year transition process to the Parsons.  Pastor Jeff was also a Foursquare Divisional Superintendent for over 20 years, and for the last two years has also served as the Foursquare Missions Emissary to Burundi, East Africa.  On April 30, 2023, PJ & PC (as they are known) will embark on a new chapter in their lives as they serve full-time on the mission field in Wales.  If you would like to support and pray for them as they assist the Baptist Union of Wales find and disciple lead pastors for churches, their giving page is located here:  http://fmi.works/richards-jeff

Will parsons

Associate Pastor

Will, a Louisiana native, met Autumn, a missionary
kid born in Japan, in San Antonio, TX while
attending International Bible College. They moved
to Helena, Montana in 2005 to work with Last Chance Chapel. Will and Autumn served in the church for fifteen years, while running a business and raising a family. They have a passion for ministry and missions. Will and Autumn have five children, who also serve in church with their parents.
They are enjoying the transition process which will be completed April 30, 2023. And are looking forward to what God has in store for the church family in the coming years.

mary Jo kraft

Administrative Pastor

Pastor MJ is the background operating system of the church working with the teams in coordinating weekly services and events. Pastor MJ jumps in whenever and wherever from coordinating to teaching. She has recently traveled to Burundi and Tanzania and desires to go back. Pastor MJ is a retired 20-year veteran of the Montana Army National Guard where she served as a Chinook helicopter pilot.

brandon & Abi brown

Youth Pastors

Pastors Brandon and Abi are uniquely gifted to minister to the youth of this generation. They have been actively involved in various children's, youth and worship ministries in the area. Their hearts are to serve the whole body of Christ. Their desire is to build bridges for youth to find their way into the family of God. Then, as a valued part of God's family they can know, find and fulfill God's calling on their lives. 

taralee mongoven

Missions Director

In 2010 Tara attended an Alpha course at Helena Faith and was transformed by the saving grace of Jesus as she invited Him into her life.  Since then, Tara has thrown herself into serving the Lord with great enthusiasm and love.  She has used her talents and giftings in a wide variety of ministries - from facilitating alpha groups to building stage sets, mentoring women and serving on the church Council.  But she never dreamed that God would ask her to follow and serve Him to meet the needs of the world!
   BUT GOD...in 2016, she was invited to go to Mexico to learn more about serving people in another culture.  As she was on a platform overlooking Mexico City, God broke her heart for the brokenness of the people and their need for Jesus.  Her zeal for reaching the world continues to increase and expand.  She has given herself to building relationships with missionaries around the world and creating ways for our church family to fan the flame of world evangelism by leading teams to pray and go, helping with our annual Missions Experience and organizing Food Pack Events.  She has also made great effort to grow her relationship with Jesus and encouraging others in the same way.