Dave Campbell, Lead Pastor
Dave has lived in Sioux Falls since 2000, and is married to his college-sweetheart Mikaela. They have two boys, Griffin (age 4) and Miles (8 months). In addition to meeting Mikaela at the University of Sioux Falls, he also received his Bachelor or Arts in Theology & Philosophy in 2008. Upon completing his undergraduate education, he began a graduate program at Sioux Falls Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2011. After serving for almost a decade in youth ministry, Dave responded to a call from God to pursue church planting, and he joined a team of people who planted Invitation Church in the fall of 2016. Dave spends most of his free time with his wife Mikaela, as they chase two young boys around. He loves to play guitar, is an avid sports fan, eats black licorice, and is trying to enjoy running.
If you are interested in connecting with Dave, you can e-mail him here
Caleb Hoover, Worship Pastor
Caleb is originally from Pennsylvania and lived overseas for seven years before settling in Sioux Falls, which he now considers home. He and his wife, Erica, were married in 2005 and have two rambunctious boys, Isaiah and Finn. In high school, he was asked to play his guitar while visiting a youth group and had been leading worship ever since. He has been a youth, college and worship pastor, as well as helping launch multiple church plants. He owns HooverHeightsMedia, a video production and photography business that helps non-profits, ministries and businesses enhance their web presence on their websites and social media platforms.
If you are interested in more information our worship ministry, you can e-mail Caleb here
Melissa Simpson, Invitation Kids Director
Melissa was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. After high school she attended The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and went on to complete her Masters Degree in Leadership at Southwest Minnesota State University. Melissa is currently a fourth grade teacher at Lowell Elementary. In the midst of teaching she also was Director of the Powerhouse Tutoring Center, an outreach ministry for Whittier Middle School students. Melissa is passionate about pouring into kids so they can know our loving God, how he has saved us, and to fully trust in his truth and faithfulness. Through Invitation Kids, Melissa’s hope is that children will develop a firm foundation on God’s word, so they can experience the rest of their lives knowing and leaning on God’s promises.
If you are interested in more information about Invitation Kids, you can e-mail Melissa at here
Nic Torbert, Community Groups Coordinator
Nic grew up in rural South Dakota before moving with his parents to Rapid City, where he finished high school. He spent most of his college years in Vermillion, South Dakota and then completed graduate and post-graduate training in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. Nic has spent the last several years practicing medicine at an Avera McKennan clinic here in Sioux Falls. In his free time, Nic can be found playing piano, enjoying time on his boat during the few months that you can do that in South Dakota, and out taking his dog Maybee for a walk. He is passionate about people experiencing the power of community in the church, and he’s grateful for the opportunity he has to help create a space where people can be connected to God and each other. We’re so grateful for Nic’s heart, gifts, and presence on our team!
If you are interested in connecting with Nic, or you’d like more information about Community Groups, you can e-mail Nic here
Ashley Maturan, Hospitality Team Coordinator
Ashley grew up just south of Houston, TX and moved to South Dakota to attend the University of Sioux Falls where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and her Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education Administration. She has worked at the University of Sioux Falls for the past 5 years where she currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of Residence Life. In her free time you can find Ashley reading, baking, running and planning her next opportunity to travel. In her role at USF she has the opportunity to create a welcoming environment for students from all walks of life and is excited about helping cultivate that type of inviting and open community at Invitation Church! We could not be more excited to have Ashley on our team!
If you are interested in more information about the Hospitality Team, you can e-mail Ashley here