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Click on image to read the story of how God led us to move to England!

A little about our family: —
Jeff and Christie have a passion for the local church and God’s heart for discipleship.  They began their formal ministries working with students at Baptist Bible College, Judson College, and Moody Bible Institute.  From there God led them to develop and grow a small group ministry and serve on the pastoral staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in West Olive, MI for five years.  God has converged their love for students and the church in this new phase of ministry with Reign UK.

Jeff is gifted in administration and leadership. He holds his MS degree in Eduational Leadership from Wheaton College.  Christie has her MS in Counseling Ministries and is gifted in the areas of teaching, counseling. She also has a creative side that she uses in her skills as a graphic designer.  Both Christie and Jeff love to read, spend time outdoors, and both with coffee in hand.  They are passionate about applying the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyday life and believe whole heartedly that God desires us to live out our faith within community – that is the church.

Here at Reign we are actively helping to lead the church plant – which usually looks like loving our neighbors and friends and helping them learn to love God and others. Jeff serves on the leadership and financial administrative side of Reign as well as leading weekly huddles for our current Gap year students. Christie is involved in maintaining Reign’s web and design needs as well as teaching and mentoring regularly in our Degree Program.

Their deepest joy in life are the three little ones that God has entrusted to their care. Misty Grace is eleven years old and in Year 7 (6th grade). She is a creative one who loves to do crafts, write, and draw. She is an organizer like her dad and she helps keep everyone in line. Aiden Jeffery, AJ, is nine years old and in Year 5 (forth grade). He has one of those magnetic personalities. He loves football and legos. Kaci Lynae is  4 and has just started school.  She’s got the purest British accent of them all as she can probably only remember living in England.

About Reign

What is Reign Ministries?

Reign Ministries is a youth discipleship ministry that began in the basement of Louie Ink’s home in 1981. Louie had a passion to disciple youth into future disciple makers. Today Reign Ministries has served to assist over 8,000 students impacting almost 60 different countries around the globe. Currently Reign focuses it’s energies in three different areas. 1) Royal Servants summer trips – 8 week intense discipleship and mission focused trips where student’s lives are changed, people are reached for Christ, and God begins to raise up new leaders for his church. 2) Kairos Discipleship School – a 10 month school for intentional discipleship and training for a lifetime of ministry. 3) Reign UK – a developing movement among the youth in the United Kingdom.

Reign holds a fundamental belief that the local church is the primary place where God does His work. This is where the need lies. England is a post-Christian nation. According to the most recent census less than 1% of youth in England attend church today. The current team in England believes God is calling them to inspire a movement of discipleship among young people. There are three main areas that ReignUK is focusing on at this moment: Trips, Training, and Church.  The trips are intense discipleship experiences that help people connect with God and learn to serve others. Our training area offers a Gap Year Experience, called GreenHouse and facilitates a BA Degree for those wanting to pursue youth work full-time.  We are also planting a church experience called The Crowded House. To find more about each area – please visit our website below!

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We are looking for more people to join our monthly support team. It is our desire to meet with each of our supporters face to face if at all possible. We’d appreciate you getting in touch with us to allow us to plan a meeting. If you are ready to get started – here’s how:

  1. To give online at our secure giving network, follow these directions.
  2. Click here to be redirected to Reign Ministries Giving Page
  3. Make sure you designate who your gift goes to under the drop down menu:
    (Jeff & Christie Lothamer, #S087)
  4. Check the box to create a username and password

If you prefer to send support by mail, here’s how:

  1. Fill out the Reign Staff Support Card by clicking on image below.
  2. Print and mail to: Reign Ministries – 5401 W. Broadway Ave – Minneapolis, MN 55428

If you need any assistance, call the Reign Ministry headquarters at (763) 535-9555, x 718 and talk with Michelle, Director of Finance.

You can also contactu at with any questions.
We are excited to see how people’s lives will be affected because of your partnership on our team. Thank you for joining our team!

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