Kip Hamby has served as the Upward Sports Director since June of 2016. Kip graduated from College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, MO) in 1983 with a BA in religion. He is married to Shari (formerly Wooldridge), who grew up in Ames and is still young at heart, especially when she is around their 10 grandchildren. Kip and Shari have four adult children; Rachel (Amos Greene), Rebekah (Matt Johnson), Ruthann (Dustin Jizmejian), and Ryan. Kip has served at other churches in Texas and Iowa with college students and student ministries, and was an associate pastor and Pastor of Congregational Care at two churches in east Iowa before coming to Christ Community.
“I have found Christ Community to be a church family that is marked by humility, acceptance, and grace. It is very intentional about being on mission in winsome, adventurous, and servant-hearted ways. As the Director of Upward Sports, I have the privilege of getting to know many amazing families in the greater Ames community. It’s a joy to serve and encourage children together with many from outside of Christ Community.”