Meet Our Staff

  • Gabe Casciato Senior Pastor

    As pastor for family life, Gabe Casciato's goal is to help students and their families come alive in Christ. His passion is helping others find what they are gifted and called to do for the kingdom of God. Gabe's a graduate of the University of Iowa and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and joins our church after serving as a youth pastor and church planter in central Iowa. He loves authentic relationships, teaching that makes a difference, and bad puns ("It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they take things literally"). Entertaining his humor are his wife and three young children. And if that's not busy enough, Gabe is also a lieutenant colonel for the Iowa Air National Guard, a fourth-degree black belt, and an EMT.

  • Matthew Konen

    Student ministry director

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  • Lindsey STephan

    children's ministry director

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  • Erin Ribbens

    Office Administrator

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  • Scott Hatton

     Teaching Elder

    Scott Hatton leads our church through the preaching and teaching of God's Word. A history buff at heart, Scott loves to show how God has worked through the church, through his Word, and through history to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a soft spot for both travel and literature--interests that helped him when he was a contestant on the TV game show Jeopardy (yes, you read that right). Scott and his wife are reliving college through the experiences of their three children. Scott's a graduate of Bethel College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He joined our church in 2009 after serving churches in Illinois and most recently, Florida, yet he never complains about Iowa winters!