Aaron Halvorsen

Staff Pastor

Aaron Halvorsen began as a Pastor of Community Bible Church in February 2015.  Aaron has a B.S. degree in Bio/Pre-Med (2008), a Master of Divinity (2012), and is currently working on a Master of Theology degree.  He most recently has been employed at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, as the administrator for several programs serving pastors and ministry leaders in the Portland area.  We’re very excited to have Aaron, his wife Maggie, and their children, Norah, Diana, and Simon, as Aaron uses his God-given gifts of preaching and shepherding at CBC.

Pastoral Areas: Preaching/Pulpit | Elder and Staff Formation | Pastoral Apprenticeships | Missions Development

Russ Friesen

Staff Pastor

Russ enjoyed a career in chemistry for several years while also volunteering in youth and music at Community Bible Church, his home church. In June 2001 he joined CBC on a full-time basis. Russ has a B.A. degree in Biology and was also the keyboard player for a contemporary Christian band. He serves the church together with his wife Marilyn and their four children: Libby, Abby, James, and Benjamin.

Pastoral Areas: Corporate Worship | Deacon Leadership | Family Ministries Direction

Kathy King

Ministry Coordinator

Kathy King has served as Ministry Coordinator and in a variety of ministries at Community Bible Church since October 1990.  She has a B.A. degree in Elementary Education.  Kathy and her husband Dale have two adult daughters and two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.  

Mandy DeWitt

Administrative Assistant

Mandy begun serving as the Administrative Assistant in the summer of 2017. Prior to joining the Community Bible Church staff, Mandy worked at Baker University serving as the Faculty Recruiter. Mandy has a B.F.A degree in Communications and an M.S. degree in College Student Personnel Administration. She and her husband Martin enjoy serving the church together and have three young children: Emma, Henric, and Greta. 

Adam Johns

Youth Ministry Leader

Adam serves as the Youth Ministry Director, helping Pastor Russ develop and implement a vision for the youth. He is currently attending UMKC to finish his B.A focused on classical studies to prepare him for Seminary. Adam is married to Kaylin who enjoys time with their daughter, Juliet.  

Kris Gerbrandt

Children's Ministry Leader

Kris joined the CBC staff in the Fall of 2018 and has a Bachelors degree in Office Administration (with a Legal Concentration) from Tabor College.  She and her husband Kim have been a part of the CBC Family for several years and have three grown children, Callie, Megan, & Aaron.  Kris has served the church in several roles within Children's Ministry and is an active leader in Bible Study Fellowship.