Staff & Leaders

Fellowship 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 Matt Hayton

Next Generation Youth Pastor

I oversee the Fellowship Students Ministry. My wife, Ruth, and I live in Norwalk and have two children.

Pastor Adam Jones

Worship & Administrative Assistant Pastor

I oversee the practicalities of each worship service from start to finish - schedule worship teams, lead worship, lead training meetings and anything else that falls under the worship ministry category. My wife, Betsy,  and I live in Winterset.

Pastor Brett Kuntz

Finance Pastor & Global Discipleship Director

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

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

Office Administrator

I oversee all of the office administrative responsibilities here at Fellowship. My husband, Maddy, and I are lifelong Norwalk residents.

Heather Gibson

Elementary/Early Childhood Director & Awana Director

I oversee Fellowship Kids Jr (0-PreK), 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.

Forrest Parsons

Operations Coordinator

I preform 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.

Cheri Minella

Norwalk Christian Academy Director

I manage the operations of our school Norwalk Christian Academy. My husband, Jason, and I live in Indianola.

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 Sept 2004. My husband, Rob, and I live just outside Norwalk and have three grown children.

Jenni Whitaker

Communications Director

I am a graphic designer and am responsible for our church communications, including promotion, advertising & social media. My husband, Brian, and I live in Norwalk and have two children. I have been on staff since August 2006.

Maddy McLaughlin

Production Assistant

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

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.

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. 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.

Fellowship Deacons

We are blessed with the talents & time of our volunteer deacons.

Jen Correy

Mike Hansen

Peggy Klinefelter

Jim Metz

Linda VanderWaal

Amanda Cozad

Jamie Higdon

Jonathan Martin

Forrest Parsons

Erick Danielson

Ben Klinefelter

Brenda McClannahan

Marsha Stanley

Kent Dickerson

Joe Klinefelter

Beth McLaughlin

Kathy VanAmburg