Our Board Members
David A. Case
David Case, the founder of Live Free Ministries and The Omega Project was also the Pastor of Crossroads Assembly of God Church in McPherson, KS for over 25 years. He enjoys spending his free time writing his next book, being with his family, and entertaining the grandkids.
Larry Purcell was a founding board member of Live Free Ministries in 1998 and he has continued to serve as a board member for the majority of the ministry's 20 plus years of existence. Larry has studied the Word intensely and his fervor has extended to being a counselor and prayer leader for multiple retreats. He has been a mentor to many to help them through their struggles. Larry’s heart completely lines up with the mission of the ministry and he represents what truly makes a difference: people helping people.
Rev. Arden Gray
Rev. Gray has ministered in Church of God, Free Methodist, and Nazarene churches. He has done work as a chaplain in the prison and has a Master of Arts degree as a crisis counselor. Rev. Gray is compassionate, reliable help to anyone in the program and he always points them to the source of true change, the Lord Jesus.
Pastor Jon Black
Jon has been pastor of Countryside Covenant Church for over a decade. He got a taste of an Omega type of ministry early in his life, when his father opened first a coffee house, and then halfway houses for both young men and young women. With a heart for prayer and discipleship, we appreciate the wisdom that Jon brings to the Live Free Board.
Jillian truly enjoys volunteering as overseer at one of the women’s houses and making sure the ladies form lasting and healthy connections as early as possible. She also heads up the Care Team at her church and makes it her goal to help newcomers feel connected. She loves staying home with her two kids and spending time with her husband, Marc.
Levi is originally from Fort Scott, Ks. He and his wife both came to us as participants in the Omega Project and has since graduated the program. Through his hard work and the grace of God he has risen into senior leadership and a teaching position while working as a leader in the community. He is a dedicated husband, employee, member of the church and leader. As a natural encourager, his heart to see people set free shines through all that he does.
Pastor Willmar T. Harder
Willmar has served as a pastor at Buhler Mennonite Church since 2014. He earned a B.A. in Bible & Religion from Bethel College (KS) and a M.Div from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (IN). He grew up in Mountain Lake, Minnesota with strong family ties in Paraguay. After serving Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church (KS) for 10 years his family and he moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where they served with Mennonite Central Committee as co-coordinators of the Low German Mennonite Program from 2010-2014. He enjoys raising Simmental-Angus cattle.