Staff

 
  LEAD PASTOR: Dr. Brandon Morrow info@gncconline.com  Brandon Morrow serves Good News Community Church as the Lead & Teaching Pastor. He’s a graduate of Sterling College, Rawlings School of Divinity, has completed graduate studies with Lincoln Christian University, and has received his Doctor of Ministry from Portland Seminary under the direction of Dr. Leonard Sweet. He enjoys reading a good book, long-sleeve shirts, and is currently perfecting the fine art of conversation, and beard growing. Brandon joined the Good News family in 2017 and lives in Spirit Lake with his wife, Erica, and their two boys.

LEAD PASTOR: Dr. Brandon Morrow
info@gncconline.com

Brandon Morrow serves Good News Community Church as the Lead & Teaching Pastor. He’s a graduate of Sterling College, Rawlings School of Divinity, has completed graduate studies with Lincoln Christian University, and has received his Doctor of Ministry from Portland Seminary under the direction of Dr. Leonard Sweet. He enjoys reading a good book, long-sleeve shirts, and is currently perfecting the fine art of conversation, and beard growing. Brandon joined the Good News family in 2017 and lives in Spirit Lake with his wife, Erica, and their two boys.

  COMMUNITY FORMATION PASTOR: Anthony Parrott anthony@gncconline.com  Anthony Parrott and his wife Emily are the proud parents of Audrey and Wesley. They both hail from northern Indiana, so they're used to snow, just not all of this Iowa wind! Anthony studied classical piano for 6 years before getting his bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies, Ministry, and Philosophy from Bethel College, Indiana and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  As Community Formation Pastor, Anthony leads the leaders of our Missional Communities and small groups, helping people find friends and compatriots as they connect, serve, and grow together in Christ.

COMMUNITY FORMATION PASTOR: Anthony Parrott
anthony@gncconline.com

Anthony Parrott and his wife Emily are the proud parents of Audrey and Wesley. They both hail from northern Indiana, so they're used to snow, just not all of this Iowa wind! Anthony studied classical piano for 6 years before getting his bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies, Ministry, and Philosophy from Bethel College, Indiana and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

As Community Formation Pastor, Anthony leads the leaders of our Missional Communities and small groups, helping people find friends and compatriots as they connect, serve, and grow together in Christ.

  FAMILY PASTOR: Steve Petty steve@gncconline.com  Steve Petty serves as Pastor of Family Ministries with Good News Community Church. He joined the staff in November 2015 bringing with him 15 years of ministry experience working with children, teens, and families. He and his wife, Krista, have three kids; Kayla, married and mother of two boys; Jenna, a cadet at the Air Force Academy; and Ryan, a student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  Steve has worked closely with families over the years and is a certified instructor of Parenting with Love and Logic.  “It is my goal to provide an environment where kids are excited about learning God’s Word and want to bring their family and their friends. So we want to build a team of people that care about kids and dream big about how to reach out to younger parts of our community.”

FAMILY PASTOR: Steve Petty
steve@gncconline.com

Steve Petty serves as Pastor of Family Ministries with Good News Community Church. He joined the staff in November 2015 bringing with him 15 years of ministry experience working with children, teens, and families. He and his wife, Krista, have three kids; Kayla, married and mother of two boys; Jenna, a cadet at the Air Force Academy; and Ryan, a student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

Steve has worked closely with families over the years and is a certified instructor of Parenting with Love and Logic.

“It is my goal to provide an environment where kids are excited about learning God’s Word and want to bring their family and their friends. So we want to build a team of people that care about kids and dream big about how to reach out to younger parts of our community.”

  WORSHIP PASTOR: Brennon Kok brennon@gncconline.com  Brennon serves as the Worship Pastor with Good News Community Church. He joined the Good News staff in April 2018. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Worship Degree at Northern Seminary. He, his wife Jordyn, and son Elijah moved here from Randolph, WI and currently reside in Milford. Other than worship, you can find him enjoying carpentry, playing music, a good pick-up game of basketball, or playing peek-a-boo with his son Elijah.   Brennon's passion is to glorify God in every facet of life. Worship is not just contained within the four walls of the church, it grows beyond.

WORSHIP PASTOR: Brennon Kok
brennon@gncconline.com

Brennon serves as the Worship Pastor with Good News Community Church. He joined the Good News staff in April 2018. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Worship Degree at Northern Seminary. He, his wife Jordyn, and son Elijah moved here from Randolph, WI and currently reside in Milford. Other than worship, you can find him enjoying carpentry, playing music, a good pick-up game of basketball, or playing peek-a-boo with his son Elijah.


Brennon's passion is to glorify God in every facet of life. Worship is not just contained within the four walls of the church, it grows beyond.

  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Kelli Achenbach kelli@gncconline.com  Kelli serves as administrative support for the church and staff of Good News. She grew up in Spirit Lake, received a degree in communications and moved away to be a TV news reporter. After starting a family, Kelli and her husband, Larry, moved back to the area to be close to family. They have two children, Rebekah, a writer living in Texas, and Michael, an actor in Chicago. Some of Kelli's favorite things to do include listening to and singing worship music, reading novels, and trying new recipes after watching The Food Network! Psalm 86:11

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Kelli Achenbach
kelli@gncconline.com

Kelli serves as administrative support for the church and staff of Good News. She grew up in Spirit Lake, received a degree in communications and moved away to be a TV news reporter. After starting a family, Kelli and her husband, Larry, moved back to the area to be close to family. They have two children, Rebekah, a writer living in Texas, and Michael, an actor in Chicago. Some of Kelli's favorite things to do include listening to and singing worship music, reading novels, and trying new recipes after watching The Food Network! Psalm 86:11

  GAMEKEEPER: Rubeus Hagrid   Professor Rubeus Hagrid (b. 6 December 1928) is a half-giant wizard and son of Mr. Hagrid and the giantess Fridwulfa, and elder half-brother of the giant Grawp.  Hagrid attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1940 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. In Hagrid's third year, he was framed by Tom Riddle for the crime of opening the Chamber of Secrets and using his pet Acromantula to attack several Muggle-born students and eventually killing one of them. Though Hagrid's wand was snapped and he was expelled, he was trained as gamekeeper of Hogwarts and allowed to live on the school grounds at the request of Albus Dumbledore.  In 1991, Hagrid was given the task of reintroducing Harry Potter to the wizarding world. In 1993, Hagrid would assume the post of Care of Magical Creatures professor after the retirement of Professor Silvanus Kettleburn. As a member of both the original and the re-instated Order of the Phoenix, Hagrid fought in several battles of the First and the Second Wizarding Wars, including the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. By 2017, he was still living, and presumably still teaching and tending to his gamekeeping duties at Hogwarts, inviting Harry's son Albus Severus for tea when he joined the school as Harry informed him at the station, just as Hagrid had done to his father, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

GAMEKEEPER: Rubeus Hagrid

Professor Rubeus Hagrid (b. 6 December 1928) is a half-giant wizard and son of Mr. Hagrid and the giantess Fridwulfa, and elder half-brother of the giant Grawp.

Hagrid attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1940 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. In Hagrid's third year, he was framed by Tom Riddle for the crime of opening the Chamber of Secrets and using his pet Acromantula to attack several Muggle-born students and eventually killing one of them. Though Hagrid's wand was snapped and he was expelled, he was trained as gamekeeper of Hogwarts and allowed to live on the school grounds at the request of Albus Dumbledore.

In 1991, Hagrid was given the task of reintroducing Harry Potter to the wizarding world. In 1993, Hagrid would assume the post of Care of Magical Creatures professor after the retirement of Professor Silvanus Kettleburn. As a member of both the original and the re-instated Order of the Phoenix, Hagrid fought in several battles of the First and the Second Wizarding Wars, including the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. By 2017, he was still living, and presumably still teaching and tending to his gamekeeping duties at Hogwarts, inviting Harry's son Albus Severus for tea when he joined the school as Harry informed him at the station, just as Hagrid had done to his father, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

 

Elders

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Dave Vander Leest

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Nancy Miller

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Dennis Bertram

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Duane Ites

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Dave Graanstra

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Rita Tesch

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Annette Bernier

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Tim Van Schepen

Deacons

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Jamie Hicks

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KC Livermore

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Scott Petty

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Tom Wassenaar

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Carol Keizer

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Doug Dekkenga

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Mark Graves

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Bill Boer