• Connect groups will meet for a meal for seven, consecutive weeks. These groups will be curriculum-based or will study more in depth the message from every Sunday.
  • Dates: October 6th – November 17th
  • Unless otherwise noted, after the first two meetings take place at Epic, groups move into a home setting.
  • Sign ups OPEN until OCTOBER 6th.

Group #1: Financial Peace University

If you feel you need to take control of your finances, this is the group for you! You will go through the Financial Peace University class and learn to handle your money God’s way.

Time: Monday 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Mishawaka

Facilitators: Chad Huff and Chris Persing

Cost of Materials: $109.00

Chad Huff

Chad married Meghan nine years ago, and they have two, beautiful little girls. He started coming to Epic three years ago and that is when his relationship with Jesus grew stronger. He is a Field Manager for a processing company that buys vegetables. His hobbies include being a nerd with money, fishing, family time, and woodworking.

Chris Persing

Chris married Shelly almost twenty years ago, and they have one son. They have been coming to Epic for six years. He is a veterinarian who met Jesus in his early childhood and was baptized in 2012. Chris likes reading, being with his family, and occasionally being able to golf.

Group #2: Men's Group

Time: Wednesday at 7:00-8:15pm  Place: Epic Church

Facilitators: Matt Zimmerman and Charlie Shepherd

Matt Zimmerman

Matt married Elena 13 years ago. He has been part of Epic for 8 years, 5 months and 4 days (but who is counting?). He started his journey with Jesus in the winter of '95 but knows he is still getting to know Him. He is a paramedic/fire fighter for South Bend and loves spending time with his family, going on dates with is lovely wife, exercising and music.

Charlie Shepherd

Charlie started coming to Epic in 2017 but began his journey with Christ over 30 years ago. He has a son, Tanner, who is living in Nashville at the time. Charlie lives in the South-west quadrant from Epic and enjoys serving others, volunteering at Bethel University (in the athletic department) and watching sports.

Group #3: Mom's Breakfast Group

*Childcare Provided*

Time: Tuesday at 9:30-11:30 am Place: Epic Church

Facilitators: Karen Hallock and Elena Zimmerman

Karen Hallock

Karen has been married to Brad for 35 years, and they have three adult children, one grandson and are expecting a 2nd grandchild in January. She and her husband were Missionaries in South America for 25 years where she discipled women. They started coming to Epic five years ago. She is a caregiver for the elderly and enjoys reading, singing, gardening, hanging out with her family, and having coffee with friends.

Elena Zimmerman

Elena is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys spending time with her family doing fun activities like going to zoos, visiting gardens or parks and going for walks. Her family also looks forward to seasonal activities such as apple picking or going to the pumpkin patch. She and her husband of 13 years, Matt, have been part of Epic for 8 years. They have 3 beautiful kids: Anna (9), Johnny and David (4).

Group #4: Ladies' Prayer Group

Time: Thursday 6:30-8:00pm  Place: Mishawaka

Facilitators: Monica Hartman and Brook Nihart

Monica Hartman

Monica has been married to Tim for 29 years. They have two grown children in their 20’s – Josiah & Alyssa. They have been back at Epic since November of last year and they were both part of the team that went to Ecuador this Summer. She is a home manager and helpmate to her husband and also loves being outdoors – hiking and kayaking, water fitness, coffee, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Brook Nihart

Brook has been married to her husband, Mitch, for 8 years and they have one daughter, Kristin. She began her journey with Jesus when she was a teenager and has been part of Epic since the beginning of this year. She is a homemaker, student and caregiver. She also loves volunteering, listening to music and making photo collages.