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

Next Generation Youth Pastor

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 lifelong Norwalk residents.

Heather Gibson

Elementary/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.

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.

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.

Fellowship Elders

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

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.

Steve Klinefelter

My wife Peggy & I live in Norwalk. We have attended Fellowship since 2006.

Mike Taylor

My wife Becky & 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.

Amanda Cozad

Jamie Higdon

Jonathan Martin

Forrest Parsons

Erick Danielson

Ben Klinefelter

Brenda McClannahan

Marsha Stanley

Kent Dickerson

Joe Klinefelter

Beth McLaughlin

Kathy VanAmburg

Mike Hanson

Peggy Klinefelter

Jim Metz

Linda VanderWaal