Who We Are

Who We Are

Our History

Ministry to Men (M2M) is a collection of real men in the real world. Most of us live in St. Charles County, Missouri. Together, we’re on a quest to discover our purpose, grow as leaders, and cultivate a legacy.

Charlie Williams, Ben Blanton, and Ron Hollis founded M2M in 2001.

Charlie had worked for a national men’s ministry for years. He hoped to continue helping men grow in Christ but wanted to localize his efforts to St. Charles County. Two Bible Discussion Groups — the backbone of M2M — were already meeting. We had previously launched our popular Men’s Prayer Breakfasts (they began in 1995).

Charlie was a father to many of us, and we lost him in 2020 (he was 81). His godly leadership established a foundation upon which we are still building today. 

Today, Ministry to Men exists to empower men to know and grow in Jesus Christ. As an arm of the local church, we help fulfill the Great Commission by going into our community and making disciples.

Every day of the week except Sunday, several of our Bible Discussion Groups gather for study, prayer, and camaraderie. We end each year with our New Year’s Eve Morning Breakfast and share our stories at our annual Good Friday retreat.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Our Men’s Prayer Breakfast is the highlight of the year. It’s a life-affirming time of getting to know each other, hearing from each other, and eating great food. Our past guest speakers have included:

  • Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft
  • Wayne Huizenga Jr. President of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. and former owner of the Miami Dolphins
  • Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas
  • Jeff Struecker (one of the US Army Rangers portrayed in Blackhawk Down)

Meet Our Team

 

John Tomlinson

Executive Director

John helps set the direction and tone for Ministry to Men. He’s our relationships guy — his job is to spend as much time helping, supporting, and mentoring as many men as possible.

John spent his entire adult life in both business and ministry. A former Special Landing Forces Marine, he’s worked as a mechanic, founded a church, served as a corporate VP, and more.

In John’s free time, he enjoys woodworking and photography. If you want to get him talking, ask him a question about history or automobiles. Even better, ask him to tell you about his family: He and his wife Lynne have four grown children and four grandchildren.

Ken Volz

Office Administrator
Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee Member

Ken is responsible for the well-oiled machine that is Ministry to Men. He makes sure everyone has what they need, takes care of all the hard-to-manage details, and oversees the day-to-day operation of M2M.

Ken says, “I put myself in the shoes of our men every time we plan an event to make sure they feel welcome in a safe and comfortable setting. And that they hear what they need to hear from men who were once in their shoes.”

Ken is the owner and broker of a small real estate company. He’s worked in the auto, transportation, and logistics industries. He and his wife, Dianna, married in 1995. 

Our Board Members

 

Michael Hill

President of the Board of Directors
Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee Member

Michael, our Board President, has been active with us since 2006. He’s a Vice President at First State Wealth Advisors and serves on our board because he believes in Ministry to Men. He sees God using it to bring men to both know and grow closer to the Lord.

Michael’s been married to his wife Jennifer since 1995. They have four children and eleven grandchildren … so far!

Brian Bredensteiner

Vice President of the Board of Directors

Brian has been part of M2M from the beginning — he started as our bookkeeper! He loves being able to share the gospel with other men, pouring value into their lives because so many other men have poured into his life.

Brian is a CPA and serves as the Executive Vice President at First State Bank of St. Charles. He married his wife Ann in 1993. The couple has three children. Brian spends his free time hanging out with his family and playing sports, hunting, and fishing.

Dennis L. Boenker

Board of Directors Member
Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee Member

We rely on Dennis for his operational experience and love for people. He serves on the board so he can connect and share the Gospel with men in our community.

Dennis is a small business owner with two locations in St. Charles and Wentzville. He and his wife, Laura, married in 1976 and now have three children and eleven grandchildren.

Ken Chrismer

Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee Member

Ken Chrismer sees serving on our board as just another opportunity to serve Christ. He helps us plan our yearly Prayer Breakfast — the most important event of our calendar year.

Ken is retired. He’s been married to his wife Marian since 2007. A blended family, the two share a total of twenty-two grandkids and ten great-grandkids!

Terry Estes

Board of Directors Member

Terry has been one of our board members since 2003 (serving nearly continuously). In his professional life, he’s an insurance broker and financial advisor. He’s also the chairman of Global Compassion Ministries.

Terry and his wife Gay Lynn have been married since 1981; they have three children and two granddaughters. In his free time, you’ll find Terry in the great outdoors, either fishing or four-wheeling.

Vic Miller

Board of Directors Member
Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee Member

Vic volunteers with M2M because he sees how men’s ministries have changed his life, continually challenging him to be a better man. He’s owned his business, Vic Miller Insurance, since 1981.

That same year, he married MaryAnn, and the two have three children and two grandchildren.

Tim Rabbitt

Board of Directors Member

Tim serves Ministry to Men because he wants to encourage guys to know Christ — and the Bible — better. He enjoys supporting and praying for other men. In his professional life, he’s the VP of Operations at the Midwest Asbestos Abatement Corporation.

Tim is married to Lisa, and the two have five kids and seven grandkids.

Richard D. Sabbert

Board of Directors Member

Richard is an attorney in St. Charles, MO. He serves the Ministry to Men board because he wants to follow God’s command to make disciples of all people. He’s been on our board since the very beginning!

Richard and his wife Sheri have four adult children. He also takes beautiful photos of downtown St. Charles!

Bryan Short

Board of Directors Member

Bryan, a realtor, has been a board member for four years and has been leading one of our weekly Bible studies for twelve years. Bryan has a ministry background, working both with Saint Louis Teens for Christ and El Shaddai Ranch Ministries.

He and his wife, Deborah, have been married since 1983. They have a son, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Emeritus Board Members

 

Ben Blanton

Emeritus Board Member

Ron Hollis

Emeritus Board Member