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 & consider ourselves extremely blessed to live here & serve God in this area.

Pastor Matt Hayton

Next Generation Youth Pastor
I oversee the Fellowship Students Ministry. My wife Ruth & I live in Norwalk & 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 & 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 & I live in Des Moines & 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 & 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 lifetime Norwalk residents. 

Heather Gibson

Elementary Children's, Early Childhood Director & Awana Director
I oversee Fellowship Kids Jr (0-PreK), Fellowship Kids (K-5th) & Awana & work with volunteers to ensure a fun, safe & God-centered environment. I have been on staff since 1998. My husband Ron & I live just outside Norwalk & have four children.

Cheri Minella

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

Jamie Higdon

Adult Discipleship Director
My responsibilities include overseeing growth groups (adult discipleship) here at Fellowship. My wife Grace and I live in Des Moines. 

Ben Klinefelter

Facilities Manager
I coordinate general building maintenance & operations along with any other odd jobs that may arise. My wife Jordan & I live in Martensdale.

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 & 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 & I live in Norwalk & have two children. I have been on staff since August 2006.

Fellowship Elders

Along with Pastor Rob, we are blessed with the wisdom and leadership of volunteer elders.

Mike Taylor

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

Tony Cipolla

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

Dan Folkers

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

Fellowship Deacons

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

Erick Danielson

Jonathan Martin

Jamie Higdon

Beth McLaughlin

Ben Klinefelter

Jim Metz

Peggy Klinefelter

Linda VanderWaal