Meet the Team
Although Sarah was born and raised in a rural town in Iowa, she has called McPherson home for 16 years. A journeyman carpenter, she is well-known in the community as a hard worker, willing to take on home repairs and help with construction. MHC has valued her participation as a volunteer for Brush Up Mac for the past several years.
Sarah calls herself “a fellow servant of Jesus Christ.” With a bachelor’s degree in ministry, she was led to start My Brother’s Keeper – based upon the concept from the Bible (Genesis 4). Sarah grew up with 11 older brothers, so was brought up with this belief. In 2018 she changed the name to Sisters Keeper Ministry, focusing on helping women in need. They became incorporated in 2011 and became a 501(c)3 in 2014.
Her mission is to work with people to restore homes for those who can’t afford a contractor. She donates her labor and raises funds for materials needed. She partners with the Omega women’s program, hiring them to help with her building projects. She also owns several rental properties in town. Sarah puts the concept of being “a keeper” of others into action, as she says, “to share and show the love of Jesus Christ our Savior.”
Sarah has been married to Larry Goering for 16 years. They have two sons and another two grown-up sons from another marriage. Seven grandchildren and a grandson-in-law round out the family – plenty is going on to keep this grandma busy! MHC looks forward to her skilled help with Oak Harbor Cottages and other housing projects.
Larry and Reva Purcell have been married for 45 years. They have two sons, Eddy is married to Angela and Anthony with his partner Nick. No grandchildren.
Reva is retired now and enjoys mentoring with the Omega women, through Live Free Ministries. Reva had a daycare in their home for 10 years when their boys were small. She then managed Tidy Laundry for 20 years, later she drove part time for Bluestem Pace.
Larry still works full time for ICS, Inc. where he has been for 30 years. He is on the Live Free Ministries board and mentors the men.
Both are members of the Freedom Chapel Assembly of God. Where they have served in many positions: teaching Sunday school, working in the nursery, mentoring with younger couples. Larry has served on the board of deacons and Reva has led the Women's ministry.
We're both looking forward to moving into the cottages and helping the less fortunate. During our married life, with God's help, we have been able to help the less fortunate. We have grown stronger through it all.