We believe the biblical model of church government is that of a plurality of elders. We also believe in the local church functioning as a self-governing body. As a church plant, “The Well” was started with just one elder.

It is our desire and goal to move steadily, though not hastily, to a plurality of three or more qualified local elders that have been called, identified, tested, trained and approved. Until that time, the eldership will be subject to the Advisory Board to provide accountability as well as counsel and encouragement.

Please take a moment to get to know our eldership below.

Joe Marino and his wife Christy, with their seven children (left-right): Lewis, Faith, Harley, Aubre, Hope, Grace and Charity, have lived in Hastings, Nebraska since June 2008.



Joe has served in pastoral ministry since 2004. He helped to plant a church in Crete, Nebraska (2004-2008), helped to lead Youth for Christ in Hastings (2008-2016) and began planting The Well in August 2012.

Christy has served alongside Joe through her unique gifting as a mentor to other women. Christy also works full time as a bookkeeper with Efficiency Counts, a local bookkeeping firm in Hastings.

Joe and Christy are passionate about helping people become lifelong followers of Jesus.

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