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!

Senior Leadership

Directional Team

Ryan Harmon
Lead Pastor
Jeff Petersen
Associate Lead Pastor
Josh Luse
Associate Lead Pastor

Senior Staff

Bryan Clark
Senior Pastor Emeritus
Tim Bohlke
Harbor Ministries / Leadership Coach
Roger Sand
Chairman
Ryan Harmon
Lead Pastor
Jeff Petersen
Associate Lead Pastor
Josh Luse
Associate Lead Pastor
Bryan Clark
Senior Pastor Emeritus
Tim Bohlke
Harbor Ministries / Leadership Coach
Brent Smith
Bryan Trost
Gus Hustad

*Due to the sensitive nature of their position, not all staff members are pictured on the website.

Ministry + Support Staff

Men: 

Kurt Sandquist
Men's Pastor
Debbie Tenopir
Administrative Assistant: Men, Singles
Eric Kuehl
Life Groups + Care Coordinator

Women: 

Marlys Burgett
Director of Women's Ministry / Interim Director of Support+Recovery
Shereen Schwaninger
Women's Equip Her Team Leader
Whitney Bybee
Administrative Assistant to Women’s and Spiritual Care

College: 

Cody Goerke
College Pastor
Lauren Buresh
Administrative Assistant - College + Young Adults
Lindsay Heun
College Ministry Women's Associate Director

Young Adults (20’s/30’s): 

Nate Kugel
Young Couples Pastor
Cassie Loving
Young Adults Community Life Director
Jason Knott
Young Adults Pastor
Lauren Buresh
Administrative Assistant - College + Young Adults

Marriage + Parenting: 

Kyle Helmink
Premarital / Counseling Pastor

Singles (40+): 

Debbie Tenopir
Administrative Assistant: Men, Singles

Adults (50+): 

Bob Rice
Senior Life Pastor
Bryan Clark
Senior Pastor Emeritus
Beth Matzke
Ministry Assistant: Senior Pastor, Staying Alive, Senior Life

Theologian in Residence: 

Mark Mathewson
Theologian in Residence
Brad Brestel
On Call Team Director / Generous Living Pastor
Kyle Helmink
Premarital / Counseling Pastor
Marcia Bohlke
Director of Spiritual Care
Marlys Burgett
Director of Women's Ministry / Interim Director of Support+Recovery
Terri Kessner
Director of Celebrate Recovery
Donna Ekstrum
Administrative Assistant: Care
Lori Adams
Benevolence Coordinator / Pastoral Care & Generous Living
Patty Evans
Nurse
Whitney Bybee
Administrative Assistant to Women’s and Spiritual Care
Josh Luse
Associate Lead Pastor
Jacob Erb
Associate Director of Local Outreach Service & Evangelism
Brad Van Genderen
Youth Pastor / Next Gen DT Manager
Amy Fairchild
Administrative Assistant to Kid's Ministry
Connor Brand
Large Events Coordinator
Jenny Wiruth
Childcare Coordinator
Jilian Colgrove
Resource Coordinator
Pat Stolzer
Associate Director of Preschool
Matt Meyer
Life Groups Pastor
Ben Miller
Family Pastor / Shepherding DT Manager
Eric Kuehl
Life Groups + Care Coordinator
Olivia Wallroff
Administrative Assistant - Shepherding Ministry
Jacob Erb
Associate Director of Local Outreach Service & Evangelism
Katie Rhodes
Outreach Ministry Coordinator
Megan Kuehl
Managing Director of Outreach
Scott Harris
Global Sustainability Pastor

*Due to the sensitive nature of their position, not all staff members are pictured on the website.

Jon Sauer
Corporate Gatherings Managing Director & Director of Worship Arts
Natalie Roesch
Director of Worship
Rich Confer
Director of Worship
Carey Helmink
Director of Worship
Evan Hatcher
Technical Director
Janis Faller
Office Assistant
Jim Hines
Energy Manager & Staging
Lisa Burke
Administrative Assistant to Worhip Arts
Tim Watson
Technical Director
Brad Van Genderen
Youth Pastor / Next Gen DT Manager
Brennan Banet
High School Director
Tyler Sheets
Middle School Director
Geneice Coudriet
Administrative Assistant
Jensyn Burchett
Discipleship Assistant
Cody Colgrove
Operations Managing Director & Director of Business
Mary Boren
Interim Director of HR
Bobbi Jo Oatman
Accountant
Jordan Sauer
HR Coordinator
Kim Behrens
Receptionist
Mary Pedersen
Receptionist
Missy Doeschot
Receptionist
Patti Neidow
Receptionist
Sheryl Murray
Receptionist
Michael Bare
Director of Communications
Rosie Pinkerman
Director of Guest Experience & Connection
Dan Roesch
Storyteller
Jaclyn O'Keefe
Guest Experience & Connections Coordinator
Janelle Reed
Associate Director of Communications
Laura Dilworth
Database Coordinator
Madisen White
Coffee Connection Coordinator
Bob Seeger
Director of Campus Services and Security
Anne Heffelfinger
Community Event Supervisor
Liv Steckly
Associate Director of Campus Services
Rick Flodman
Director of Maintenance
Alexa Spale
Coordinator of Maintenance and Grounds
Anthony Williams
Maintenance Technician
Austin Pool
Campus Manager
Ben Herr
Maintenance Technician
Caleb Fineran
Campus Tech
Connie Squier
Campus Tech
Dave Sorensen
Maintenance Technician
Ethan Malvig
Campus Tech
Jane Hetrick
Campus Tech
Jayme Pringle
Campus Tech
Jim Hines
Energy Manager & Staging
Jonathan Christie
Campus Tech
Josh Pederson
Campus Tech
Katrina Ponte
Campus Tech
Ken McLaughlin
Campus Tech
Lisa DeCoteau
Campus Tech
Marshall Parish
Campus Services Supervisor
Matt Masten
Campus Tech
Nathan Harmon
Campus Tech
Ray Squier
Campus Tech
Reagan Richters
Campus Tech
Ron Schmidt
Campus Tech
Rossi Ross
Campus Services Supervisor
Tyler Benes
Campus Tech
Zach Kroese
Associate Director of Campus Services