meet our team

Jesus is our beautiful Lord and Savior! He is also the foremost leader of Lincoln Berean Church. It is the pleasure of all leaders and staff mentioned below to joyfully submit to Him and follow His example in helping the people of our church to announce and demonstrate the good news of the gospel!

Leadership

Elders //

Bryan Trost
Gus Hustad
John Matzke
Tim Bohlke
Jeff Petersen
Ryan Harmon
Bryan Clark

Directional Pastors //

Ryan Harmon
Lead Pastor
Jeff Petersen
Associate Lead Pastor
Whitney Bybee
Executive Assistant

Senior Staff //

Bryan Clark
Senior Pastor Emeritus
Beth Matzke
Administrative Assistant

Management Team //

Ryan Harmon
Lead Pastor
Jeff Petersen
Associate Lead Pastor
Ben Miller
Managing Director, Adults (Pastor)
Jon Sauer
Managing Director, Corporate Gatherings
Kevin Workman
Managing Director, Operations (Pastor)
Michael Bare
Managing Director, Communications

Adults

Adults helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by providing multi-faceted discipleship training and specialized care opportunities for the various adult demographics within our faith family. 

Ben Miller
Managing Director (Pastor)
Matt Meyer
Director (Pastor)
Amy Auch Moedy
Life Groups Coach
Nate Kugel
Life Groups Coach (Pastor)
Rod Zach
Life Groups Coach (Pastor)
Jess Duhs
Coordinator
Kurt Sandquist
Director (Pastor)
Tiffany Fonck
Administrative Assistant
Shereen Schwaninger
Director
Tiffany Fonck
Administrative Assistant
Eric Kuehl
Associate Director, Support + Recovery (Pastor)
Kyle Helmink
Associate Director, Premarital + Counseling (Pastor)
Terri Kessner
Associate Director, Celebrate Recovery
Lori Adams
Coordinator
Mark Mathewson
Director (Pastor)

Next Gen

Next Gen helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by encouraging young people to take their next step with Jesus and see themselves as a valued part of our congregation.

Ryan Harmon
Interim Managing Director
Megan Kuehl
Director
Lane Grone
Associate Director, Elementary (Pastor)
Pat Stolzer
Associate Director, Early Childhood
Amy Kroeker
Volunteer + Resource Coordinator
Jenny Wiruth
Childcare Coordinator
Lacy Lamb
Administrative Assistant
Tyler Sheets
Director (Pastor)
Aidan Pauley
Associate Director, Middle School
Caleb White
Associate Director, High School
Jocelyn Burke
Coordinator
Cody Goerke
Director (Pastor)
Lindsay Heun
Associate Director
Lauren Buresh
Administrative Assistant

Outreach

Outreach helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by equipping and mobilizing the body to engage in measurable multiplication in both local and global contexts.

Jeff Petersen
Interim Managing Director
Jacob Erb
Director (Pastor)
Scott Harris
Leadership Coach (Pastor)
Amy Fairchild
Coordinator

Corporate Gathering

Corporate Gatherings helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by creating welcoming environments where people can worship God and find connection within the local body. 

Jon Sauer
Managing Director
Rosie Pinkerman
Director
Jaclyn O'Keefe
Coordinator
Samantha Williams
Coffee Coordinator
Jon Sauer
Director, Production
Carey Helmink
Worship Leader
Evan Hatcher
Technical Specialist
Matthew Clark
Technical Specialist
Tim Watson
Technical Specialist
Lisa Burke
Coordinator

Operations

Operations helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by facilitating and sustaining the healthy development of staff, residents, and the organization as a whole, as well as the safe, efficient, functional stewardship of our campus, budget, and other key resources.

Kevin Workman
Managing Director (Pastor)
Cody Colgrove
Director
Bobbi Jo Oatman
Accountant
Shelli Megrue
Accounting Clerk
Taylor Swanson
Payroll + Benefits Specialist
Jordan Sauer
Director
Shawn Welch
Director
Aidan Pauley
Resident Y2
Danny Petersen
Resident Y2
Mitch Bruner
Resident Y2
Sophie Pauley
Resident Y2
Claire Eltze
Resident Y1
Colin Thieszen
Resident Y1
Trevor Schmale
Resident Y1
Mark Rock
Director
Aaron Harvey
Network Administrator
Liv Steckly
Associate Director
Zach Kroese
Associate Director
Anne Heffelfinger
Coordinator for Community Events
Michael Klopp
Coordinator
Austin Pool
Lead Supervisor
Lorraine Penner
Supervisor
Skyler Schwaninger
Supervisor
Debbie Tenopir
Receptionist
Deena Brauer
Receptionist
Ginger Sandquist
Receptionist
Kim Behrens
Receptionist
Lisa Rock
Receptionist
Missy Doeschot
Receptionist
Patti Neidow
Receptionist
Charlie Robinson
Tech
Claire Varner
Tech
Connie Squier
Tech
Jane Hetrick
Tech
Matthew Solodovnik
Tech
Ray Squier
Tech
Ron Schmidt
Tech
Tyler Wilson
Tech
Rick Flodman
Director
Dave Sorensen
Facilities Engineer
Jim Hines
Energy Specialist
Alexa Hatcher
Coordinator
Ben Herr
Technician
Dave Brauer
Technician

Communications

Communications helps fulfill the mission and vision of Lincoln Berean Church by continually working to improve the alignment, clarity, accessibility, and creativity of our key messaging in partnership with our leaders and staff for the benefit of both the congregation and the community-at-large.

Michael Bare
Managing Director
Janelle Reed
Associate Director
Dan Roesch
Lead Video Producer
Jeffrey Penner
Database Administrator
Emily Ebbers
Graphic Designer
Marshall Parish
Video Producer
Kaylee Wahlgren
Project Coordinator
Regan Schmidt
Administrative Assistant
Laura Dilworth
Database Coordinator