The Sagamore LEADERSHIP Team

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Founder and CEO

John is married to Jean.  He has served as a pastor, professor, and now as an Indiana State Senator. He enjoys hiking with his boys. His desire is to be used by God to bring His Good to bear on culture.

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JEan Crane

Director of Events

Jean is married to John and mother of four wonderful kids. Jean loves working with teenagers and enjoys watching the transformation occur in their lives when they fully surrender to Christ. She loves to travel and play every sport imaginable (except golf.) 

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Kathy Kimmerle

Events Assistant

After growing up in the magic capital of the world, Colon, MI, Kathy married James and moved to Avon, Indiana. They have two boys.  Kathy recognizes the valuable work being done by Sagamore to raise up leaders who stand firm in truth and integrity.

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Amy Niemeyer

Executive Assistant

Amy is Sagamore's Energizer Bunny.  She handles much of the day-to-day operations.  Along with all this, she is a wife and mother. She, too, is involved in her children's schools.

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Jeff Shields

Director of Operations

Jeff has a background in education and discipleship. Jeff believes leadership is a transformative act of worship. He loves to hike and read. He is married to Krista and is dad to Lily and Annie.

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