We exist to glorify God by multiplying
Jesus-centered disciples and churches.


You are welcome no matter what your spiritual background is. We invite skeptics and people from any religious tradition to come check us out. Feel free to dress casual or wear a tie! Every Sunday youʼll experience the reading of Scripture, strong Christ-centered preaching, and musical worship incorporating both contemporary songs and hymns. We want to be a church that reflects Lincoln's diversity. We believe that a gospel-centered church is one that unites people of different races, socio-economic status and cultures. We want to intentionally pursue racial diversity because we believe the kingdom of God includes every tribe, tongue and nation and calls very different people together into a Jesus-exalting family.


Mozart Dixon
Lead Pastor
Mozart is a learner, preacher and equipper. He and his wife, Colleen, have four kids, Tre, Evangeline, Uriah, and Misha. After serving for three years with Cru, Mozart joined the staff of Calvary Community Church as the young adult and college pastor for the last five years. He received his Master of Biblical Studies degree from Luther Rice Seminary. Mozart loves having people over for dinner, playing sports and geeking out on theology. 

Austin Edwards
Lead Pastor
Austin is an encourager, communicator, and a leader. He and his wife, Kristen, share a passion to connect with people and show them the love of Jesus. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Austin spent six months as a missionary in South Africa. For two years, Austin served as a worship leader at Citylight Midtown in Omaha until planting Citylight Lincoln. He received his Master of Christian Studies degree at Crown College. Austin loves telling stories, making people laugh, and snuggling with his daughter, Gracelyn.

Mike Brown
Citylight U Director
Mike is an achiever, connector, and dreamer. After graduating from UNL with a degree in Business Administration he spent a few years in sales at Sandhills Publishing. He served for a year on staff with the Berean College Ministry before coming on staff at Citylight. He has a passion for developing and equipping students to venture further into the love of the Father.

Isaac Moore
Worship Director
After graduating from UNL, Isaac served two years on staff with the Navigators, focusing on Greek student ministry.

Barb Vanderbeek
Executive Administrator
Barb is analytical, disciplined and loves to get things done. Her calling is to support leaders who are helping others draw closer to Jesus.  Before coming to Citylight, Barb worked at Calvary Community Church for 18 years as the Business Manager.  Her family includes a sports fanatic husband, two daughters and two sons-in-law.  Barb and her husband love playing card games, board games and lawn games. Their newest game additions include pickleball and ping-pong.

Ben Oltman
Citylight U Men's Discipleship Intern
Ben is a servant, leader, and a friend. He and his wife, Katie, met in South Africa on the mission field. After spending six months in South Africa doing mission work, Ben graduated from Southeast Community College in Human Services. He has a heart for discipling young men and world missions.

Lyndsay Shroeder
Citylight U Women's Discipleship Intern
Lyndsay is an encourager, relator, and developer. She has a heart for mission and spent a year overseas doing missions work in 3 different countries. She loves real talk and is always up for a new adventure. She has a passion to see women dive deeper into community with others, but to ultimately experience Jesus in an intimate way.

Katie Brock
Citylight U Women's Discipleship Intern
Katie is a developer, a learner, and a dreamer. She graduated UNL with a degree in Leadership, and has invested the last four years as a student on campus through The Navigators - with summers also spent in Jacksonville, Florida at an intensive discipleship training program. She is passionate for leading and developing women in their pursuits of an intimate relationships with Jesus. Katie loves Harry Potter, the mountains, and all things coffee.

Veronica Torgerson
Refugee Ministry Coordinator
Veronica is a mobilizer, doer and passionate. She graduated from UNL with degrees in Journalism and Advertising and spent a few summers interning at World Vision. She and her husband, Craig, spent a year in Oregon where she worked at World Relief helping refugees find jobs. She is passionate about unreached and underserved. Veronica loves hiking, pizza, and strong coffee.

Mercades Price
Citylight Kids Director
Mercades is postive, energetic, and nurturing. In college, she was on leadership with UNL Cru. After graduating, she began working at Parkview Christian School as the Director of Admissions. Mercades loves thrift-shopping, dancing and smelling flowers.

Brett Hall
Citylight U Worship Leader
Brett graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a degree in Communication Studies. He strives to help those in need and loves to push people to do the things they love. He wants to help show that God’s love is for everyone. Being from Texas he loves a good plate of barbecue and the Alamo. Brett is an amateur musician and an expert barista.

Ken Brown
Facilities Manager
Ken is a doer, servant, and visionary. His calling is to serve people, and to make the church a welcoming place to draw closer to Jesus. Ken and his wife, Martha, have been married for over 27 years, and they have two fantastic children who are serving the Lord. Ken loves building, organizing, and making things run smoothly. He enjoys spending his free time reading, drawing, and serving others.

Join us every Sunday at 2820 O Street
8 AM | 9:30 AM | 11 AM Worship