Fellowship Pastoral Staff

Pastor Rob Jones

Senior Pastor

I had the privilege of planting Fellowship in 1995 & continue to serve in the role of Senior Pastor. Our family has lived in the Norwalk area since 1992 and consider ourselves extremely blessed to live here and serve God in this area.

Pastor Brett Kuntz

Finance Pastor & Global Discipleship Director

I oversee the finances of Fellowship and Norwalk Christian Academy. I also serve as director of missions - overseeing the details and discipleship that it entails. My wife, Jaci, and I live in Des Moines and have four children.

Pastor Matt Hayton

Next Generation Youth Pastor & Worship Leader

I oversee the Fellowship Students Ministry. I also serve as Fellowship's Worship Team Leader. My wife, Ruth, and I live in Norwalk and have two children.

Fellowship Staff

Tyler Hixson

Information Technology Director

I oversee all of the technological needs ranging from audio/visual to information technology. My wife, Cheyenne, and I live in Norwalk & have one child.

Beth McLaughlin

Communications Director & Administrative Supervisor

I manage all the communication needs, including promotion & advertising, graphic design, & social media. I also oversee the office administrative duties. My husband, Maddy, and I are lifelong Norwalk residents.

Forrest Parsons

Operations Coordinator

I perform general building and grounds maintenance and operations along with any other odd jobs that may arise. My wife, Rachelle, and I live in Des Moines and have two children.

Heather Gibson

Elementary Director & Awana Director

I oversee Fellowship Kids (K-5th), and Awana and work with volunteers to ensure a fun, safe, and God-centered environment. I have been on staff since 1998. My husband, Ron, and I live just outside Norwalk and have four children.

Cheyenne Hixson

Administrative Assistant & Early Childhood Director

I assist in administrative duties in the church front office, and I also oversee Fellowship Kids Jr (0-PreK) and work with volunteers to ensure a fun, safe, and God-centered environment. I live in Norwalk with my husband, Tyler, and have one child.

Lisa Jones

Events/Love Norwalk/First Impressions Coordinator

I coordinate the training and scheduling of Greeters, event planning, and the Love Norwalk outreach. I have been on staff since September 2004. My husband, Rob, and I live just outside Norwalk and have three grown children.

Ruth Hayton

Café Manager

I coordinate the training and scheduling of all volunteers in the Fellowship Café. I also manage all of the Café inventory. My husband, Matt, and I live in Norwalk and have two children.

Cheri Minella

Norwalk Christian Academy Director

I manage the operations of our school, Norwalk Christian Academy. My husband, Jason, and I live in Indianola and are blessed with 4 children.

Maddy McLaughlin

Production Assistant

I assist our IT Director in producing all our services and events here at Fellowship. My wife, Beth, and I are lifelong Norwalk residents.

Fellowship Elders

We are blessed with the wisdom and leadership of our elders.

Tony Cipolla

My wife, Laura, and I live in Norwalk. We have attended Fellowship since 2009.

Dan Folkers

My wife, Diane, and I live in Des Moines. We have attended Fellowship since 2000.

Rob Jones

My wife, Lisa, and I live in Indianola. We founded Fellowship in 1995.

Steve Klinefelter

My wife Peggy and I have lived in Norwalk since 1997, and attended Fellowship since 2014. We have three grown children who also attend Fellowship Community Church. We enjoy serving alongside so many amazing people here at Fellowship. In my spare time I enjoy working on our small acreage and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. 

Mike Taylor

My wife, Becky, and I live in Norwalk & have two grown daughters. We have attended Fellowship since 1995.