Leadership and Staff

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Pastor Kyle began serving at Grace Fellowship as Associate Pastor in August of 2018 and accepted the call to be our Senior Pastor in March of 2020. Kyle is the teaching pastor here at Grace, and oversees discipleship along with youth.

His passion is to lead others in to the incredible joy of Christ through the expository preaching of God's word. Pastor Kyle became a Christian at the age of 18 through the evangelism ministry of Living Waters. Pastor Kyle has lived in Eastern Iowa since the third grade, but received his education from Moody Bible Institute, completing a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies in December of 2015 and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2019 from Moody Theological Seminary. Kyle served in a church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before coming to Grace Fellowship. 

Pastor Kyle married his wife Esly, in 2015 and they have two little boys, Matias and Mateo, and a little girl, Emilia Grace. Kyle is an outdoorsman at heart and loves to fish and hunt, and also loves to travel and experience new places with his wife and family. He is also a forever student of theology and loves to read, with his favorite authors being R.C. Sproul, J.I. Packer, and Charles H. Spurgeon, and John Owen along with many other Puritan authors.

If you need to contact Pastor Kyle, he is available any time through the church office phone (319) 235-9586, or his email - wgfc.pastor.kyle@gmail.com

Kyle also has a blog where he writes about various topics on the Christian life and theology - WORD FOR TRUTH

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Jean Camarata started at Grace Fellowship in December of 2017. She admits the part-time schedule in the church office is perfect for her after many years of working in a busy office here in Waterloo. Jean was married in 1970 to her husband, Jerry, a retired Waterloo Firefighter. They have three children and six grandchildren, and loves every minute she can spend with her family. Jean enjoys reading, baking, and facetiming with her sisters on weekends. She feels truly blessed to be in a position of service to others.


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Athena has been serving in Children’s Ministry in various roles since she began attending Grace Fellowship Church in 2010. She currently oversees all areas of Children’s Ministry as well as helping in Youth Ministry. She enjoys coming alongside volunteers and parents to help children grow closer in their knowledge and relationship with Christ. She also has a heart for missions and leads the Global Missions Team here at Grace.

Athena grew up in Washington State and graduated from Grace College with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been married to her husband Matthew since 2000 and they have four children, Addison, Lucas, Dawson and Titus. They enjoy traveling and spending time together as much as possible.

If you need to contact Athena, you can call the church office phone (319) 235-9586, or email her at wgfc.children@gmail.com

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Grace Fellowship Church is led and governed by an elder board, which includes the pastoral staff. Our Lay Elders for 2020-2021 are Jim Grady, Carl Meyer and Russ Davis.