Ministry Team

Pastors & Staff

Meet the team.

Rev. David Kalas

Lead Pastor

Lina Green

Coordinator of
Discipleship Ministries

Pat Heil

Coordinator of Youth Ministries

Sydney Farra

Coordinator of Children's
Ministries & Visitation

Support Staff

Cindy Van Groll

Office Manager

Alex Verstoppen


Lydia Moser

Design and Communications

Carrie Stargardt

Financial Manager

Anita Ebenhoe

Director of First Preschool & Daycare and The Baby Place

John Ireland

Coordinator of the
Good Will Place Pantry

Joe Milhaupt

Building Supervisor

Music Staff

Jeffrey Verkuilen

Organist & Sanctuary
Choir Director

Denise Myers

Handbell Choir Director

Becky Covi

Associate Choir Director
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Accountable Leadership Board

2024 Board Members



Alison Manwiller - Board Chair
Leah Gaworek - Lay Leader, Lay Member of Annual Conference
Connie Mortonson - Finance Chair
John Ireland - Trustees Chair
Judy Patefield - SPRC Chair
David Kalas - Pastor
John Dykema
Kathy Hardtke
Shelly Jorgensen
Sam MacDonald
Sandy Meyer
Kathy Nelson
Julie Van Klooster
When there is a property matter, the entire Leadership Board functions as a Board of Trustees. And when there is a financial matter, the entire Leadership Board functions as a Finance Committee. Similarly, the entire Leadership Board functions as the SPRC to address matters of personnel.

Within the Board, we designate individuals to specific areas of immediate oversight and expertise in order to guarantee that all the business of the church is properly cared for. Ongoing financial administration is the responsibility of the Pastor and staff.

A Nominations Committee, that functions outside the Leadership Board, works to identify new board members as is needed.
Board communications will be shared with the church family membership via regular email means and regular church newsletters.  In addition, the church family is encouraged to direct individual questions to any of the Board members.