Elders


Our church is led by a team of elders who share the responsibility of shepherding the congregation. They do this primarily through teaching, praying, equipping, counseling, and caring for the organizational leadership of the church. Although some of our elders are also full-time staff members, all elders share the same authority in their pastoral role.


Mikel Berger

Elder

Mikel has been a member of Kossuth since 2004 and an elder since 2015. He has previously served as a deacon and also currently serves as a Connections class teacher and Care Group leader. Mikel is a Partner at DelMar Software Development, LLC and Co-founder of MatchBOX Coworking Studio. As a lay elder, he enjoys when God presents opportunities in the marketplace to share and demonstrate the love of Christ. From early childhood until today, God has surrounded him with a loving family that has taught him much about Jesus. God continues to do that through his wife Jessica, son Gunnar, and daughter Clella.

 

 mberger@ksbc.net

Paul Briggs

Elder

Paul has been at KSBC since returning from Italy in 1997. He has been married to his best friend, Geri, since 1983. Paul and Geri have four children born in 1986, 1990, 1993 and 2000. Paul is a campus pastor serving the international student community at Purdue University through the student organization, Salt & Light Christian Fellowship. Paul likes to read, spend time outdoors working in the yard, and biking. At KSBC Paul teaches regularly in the International Connections class, seeks to mobilize God's people at KSBC in reaching the world coming to us at Purdue, oversees the Campus Ministry, works with the Membership process, and preaches on occasion. Seeing Gospel opportunities and training God's people to be involved in them so that the church can reflect brightly the glory of the One who loved her and gave Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25) is one of the reasons Paul enjoys serving as an elder at KSBC.

 

pbriggs@ksbc.net

Abraham Cremeens

Pastor of Discipleship & Vision

Abraham has been at Kossuth since July, 2010. He guides the church's discipleship and outreach ministries, oversees the college ministry of Kossuth, Salt and Light Christian Fellowship, and frequently leads worship on Sunday morning. Abraham earned his BS in Music at Illinois State University, and it was during his college days that God drew Abraham to Himself and saved him. Abraham married his wife, Kari, in April of 2009, and they have two sons, Liam and Hudson. Abraham recently completed his MDiv at Faith Bible Seminary here in Lafayette.

 

acremeens@ksbc.net

Bill Davis

Elder

Bill and Sarah have been married since 1988 after meeting on the campus of Purdue University. After living outside of Indiana most of that time, they moved “back home again” to Lafayette in 2006 and have been at KSBC ever since. Their four children span in ages from college to elementary. Bill is a business and technology consultant to a handful of corporate and non-profit organizations. Bill came to faith in Christ in high school when God used a faithful witness to help Bill see both Jesus’ deity and authority alongside his reconciling role as savior in Colossians 1. Bill and Sarah are grateful for the gospel passion of KSBC and for God’s sovereign work in our lives in the church body. He is especially driven by a mission to see the saints equipped for the work of ministry, and to see marriages and families strengthened for the sake of the gospel.

 

 bdavis@ksbc.net

Dan Dillon

Elder

Dan has been a member of Kossuth since March 2008. He grew up in Northwest Indiana and has been married to Peggy for 31 years. After a few months of marriage, they moved to the Philadelphia area and lived there for a few years, before moving to Long Island. Next stop was North Carolina and then twelve years in the Boston area. They returned to Indiana in 2006. They have two daughters, Brianna and Erin, both married and moved away. Dan enjoys teaching the truths of the Bible, coming alongside people to help them grow in Christ, visiting with his daughters (and their husbands), laughing at a good joke, watching detective shows, collecting modern Danish toys, listening to music of all sorts, and running long distances with his dog and/or friends.

 

ddillon@ksbc.net

Drew Humphrey

Pastor of Preaching & Vision

Drew has been at Kossuth since August, 2010. Although he has had a number of different roles during that time, he currently serves the church primarily through the ministry of regular expository preaching. He received his BA in philosophy from DePauw University and his MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Drew and his wife Elizabeth have been married since 2008, and they have four children: Brenna, Felicia, Langston, and Rynessa. A few of Drew's favorite things include books about theology and culture, the Baltimore sandwich at South Street Smokehouse, Purdue sports, indie folk singer/songwriters, Dr. Pepper, and American traditional tattoos.

 

dhumphrey@ksbc.net

Tom Humphrey

Elder

Tom has a diverse set of responsibilities as an elder, involving teaching in Connection Groups, leading a Care Group, interviewing new members, helping to coordinate and lead the Membership Matters class, and contributing to pre-marriage counseling. He and his wife Angela have been married for 32 years. They have five children and five grandchildren (with a sixth on the way). Tom works as a Quality Manager at Donaldson in Frankfort, and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and working on outdoor projects.

 

 thumphrey@ksbc.net

Staff


Our staff team is responsible for carrying out the daily tasks and operations of the church's ministry. Each staff member has a focused area of service, but all work together to carry out the vision and mission of Kossuth.


Drew Humphrey

Pastor of Preaching & Vision

Drew has been at Kossuth since August, 2010. Although he has had a number of different roles during that time, he is excited now to be serving the church primarily through the ministry of regular expository preaching. He received his BA in philosophy from DePauw University and his MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Drew and his wife Elizabeth have been married since 2008, and they have four children: Brenna, Felicia, Langston, and Rynessa. A few of Drew's favorite things include books about theology and culture, the Baltimore sandwich at South Street Smokehouse, Purdue sports, indie folk singer/songwriters, Dr. Pepper, and American traditional tattoos.

 

dhumphrey@ksbc.net

Abraham Cremeens

Pastor of Discipleship & Vision

Abraham has been at Kossuth since July, 2010. He guides the church's discipleship and outreach ministries, oversees the college ministry of Kossuth, Salt and Light Christian Fellowship, and frequently leads worship on Sunday morning. Abraham earned his BS in Music at Illinois State University, and it was during his college days that God drew Abraham to Himself and saved him. Abraham married his wife, Kari, in April of 2009, and they have two sons, Liam and Hudson. Abraham recently completed his MDiv at Faith Bible Seminary here in Lafayette.

 

acremeens@ksbc.net

Will Peycke

Director of Family Ministry

Will joined the Kossuth team in July of 2015. His ministry training includes a BA in Pastoral Studies, MA in New Testament, and MDiv in Pastoral Studies from Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary. Will and his wife Kay have been married since 2006 and have four children: Drew, Caris, Tobia, and Judah. They have served together in youth and family ministry at churches in Missouri and Illinois and are excited to dive into life and relationships with other families at Kossuth. Will enjoys baseball, canoeing, paintball, theology books, and seeJesus seminars. But his favorite things are date nights with Kay and spending time with his kids.

 

wpeycke@ksbc.net

Donna Wilkinson

Administrative Assistant

Donna retired from Purdue University in July 2016 to join the Kossuth staff as the Administrative Assistant. Donna and her husband, Jim, have been members at Kossuth since 2002. Donna earned a degree in supervision and computer technology while employed by Purdue.  Some of Donna's favorite things to do include reading, quilting, scrapbooking, spending time with family and friends, and going on road trips with Jim.

 

dwilkinson@ksbc.net

Stephen Weinkauf

Pastoral Intern

Stephen is currently serving in a three-year internship (from July 2016 to June 2019) with Kossuth while working towards his Masters of Divinity at Faith Bible Seminary in order to receive pastoral training as he heads toward a life of vocational ministry. His main role is directing Salt & Light Christian Fellowship (Kossuth's college ministry), but is also pursuing many other ministry opportunities presented to him. He earned his BA at Purdue University in Film and Video Studies with a minor in Theatre. His hobbies include baking new things, playing Legend of Zelda, enjoying films, helping others enjoy films they previously might not have, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

sweinkauf@ksbc.net

Stephanie Fansler

Financial Secretary

Bio coming soon.

 

sfansler@ksbc.net

Dan Harmeson

Lead Custodian

 

Bio coming soon.

Nancy Montague

Custodian

 

Bio coming soon.

Deacons


Deacons are appointed to serve the church by assisting the elders in various areas of practical need. Our deacons are organized into ministry teams depending on how the unique skills and gifts of the individual align with the areas of need within the church. Our deacons serve the church generously and sacrificially on a volunteer basis.


John Sprunger

Deacon (Welcome)

Having been a member of KSBC since 2007, John now serves as a deacon of welcoming and assimilation. He was initially drawn to this church because of the sound biblical teaching and the focus on missions and student ministry. He has been married to Andria since 2004, and they have three children, Abigail, Jackson, and Harrison. John works in the real estate industry and in his free time enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, and golf. As a deacon, he loves the privilege of getting people plugged in and helping them find ways to serve the church family. 

Zach Martin

Deacon (Welcome)

Bio coming soon.

Grant Gudeman

Deacon (Membership)

Grant is a district sales manager for Speciality Hybrids who has been at Kossuth since 2011. He serves as a deacon on the Membership Ministry Team. He and his wife Cara have been married for over ten years, and they have two daughters (Braylyn and Morgan) and a son (Lincoln). In his free time, Grant enjoys being with his friends and family, running, going to Purdue basketball games, and dominating fantasy football leagues.

Chris Siebern

Deacon (Technology)

Chris serves as a deacon with primary responsibilities on the Tech Team. Chris first attended Kossuth as an undergraduate student after becoming a Christian through a student evangelism ministry in the mid 1990s. He and his family relocated to Lafayette from the Chicago region in 2011 and joined Kossuth the same year. Chris is a Product Development Manager for Optech International and a part time graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He and his wife Krista were married in August of 2000; they have three daughters, Grace, Hannah, and Emelia, and are expecting a son in April. When not working or studying, Chris enjoys motorcycling, bicycling, or anything mechanical that gets you from A to B.

Bill Bolander

Deacon (Senior Care)

Bill is a Christian school teacher and a father of five daughters. He’s been married to his wife Carol for 32 years, and a member of Kossuth for 30 years. His responsibilities as deacon involve leading and shepherding the senior saints. Seeing the body work together toward accomplishing its mission is the key to the enjoyment that he finds in serving as a deacon at KSBC.

Kirk Odell

Deacon (Senior Care)

Kirk has been a member of Kossuth since 1976 and formerly taught and coached at Kossuth’s school (Highland Christian). He has been married to Gina since 1989. Kirk is involved with the Seniors Ministry Team, and he and his wife enjoy visiting and working with our senior saints. Kirk has three children and Gina has five; together they have 11 grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter. Kirk works part-time at the Collicott Insurance Agency and part-time at Lafayette Limo.  Kirk enjoys working out at the YMCA, working outside in the warm weather, and taking long walks with his wife.

Mark Harkleroad

Deacon (Building & Grounds)

Mark and his wife Ashley have been married since 2010. They currently have one son Max, and they are in the process of adopting a second child. Mark enjoys working as a self-employed contractor, a vocation he has been in for the past eight years. In his free time, he enjoys reading, wood working, ministering to high school students, and spending time with his family. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve the Kossuth family as a deacon and desires to glorify God through all of his responsibilities and tasks.

Bobby Williams

Deacon (Benevolence)

Bobby has attended Kossuth with his family since 2004, and he became a member in 2007. He is married to Michelle and they have a daughter Hannah (11) as well as a son Joshua (8). Bobby serves as a deacon for benevolence and is devoted to helping those in need. He is an athletic trainer and works in the industrial setting. He has served in the children’s ministry at Kossuth, and he has also helped to teach in his Care Group.

Daryl Starr

Deacon (Missions)

Bio coming soon.

Dean Zimmerman

Deacon (Missions)

Dean has been a member of KSBC for 38 years and counting. He serves the church by overseeing missions efforts and global partnerships. He loves working with missionaries and their varied ministries to reach people for the glory of God, and more recently he has enjoyed working with people from the church who desire to get on the mission field. He’s personally been on many missions trips, including ones to South Africa and Brazil. He and his wife Chris have three grown children and five grandchildren. He works as a Wildlife Biologist with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Andy Costa

Deacon (Administration)

Bio coming soon.