Meet the Team

 
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JOEL LABERTEW

Lead Pastor

Pastor Joel is responsible for the overall leadership, vision, and direction of First Assembly. He serves as part of the teaching team, as well as Directional Team. If you would like to contact him, you can reach out to his assistant at vkemp@1agbn.org.

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Kenny Hackbarth

Executive Pastor

Pastor Kenny is responsible for leading the staff, carrying out the vision and organization of First Assembly, as well as serving on the Directional Team. He also oversees the worship culture and teams at First Assembly. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at khackbarth@1agbn.org.

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Jose Martinez

Groups & SPanish Pastor

Pastor Jose is responsible for creating and sustaining healthy groups throughout the church. He oversees Growth Track, Life Groups, and Men’s & Women’s Ministry. He is also a part of the Directional Team at First Assembly. He also leads our Spanish Congregation, Iglesia Celebracion. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at jmartinez@1agbn.org.

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DR. David Rumley

CARE PASTOR

Dr. Dave is responsible for ministering to the spiritual needs represented in First Assembly. He has a keen ability to bring joy into any room he enters. Having personally experienced the reality of brain cancer he understands pain and brings a unique perspective to those facing crisis. He is also a church consultant and assists in helping churches reach their full potential. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at drumley@1agbn.org

 
 
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Katie Kaufman

youth pastor

Pastor Katie is responsible for leading students in 6th-12th grade to become fully devoted followers of Christ. She leads the charge by teaching truth through God’s Word. She also trains volunteer leaders in how to develop relationships with students during weekly experiences, Life Groups, and serving opportunities. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at kkaufman@1agbn.org

 
 
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ryan schumAcher

kids Pastor

Pastor Ryan is responsible to cast vision for the kids ministries at First Assembly. He works together with members of the staff to integrate family-oriented discipleship and parenting initiatives throughout the church. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at rschumacher@1agbn.org.

 
 
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Jaleigh portillo

assimilation PASTOR

Pastor Jaleigh is responsible for ensuring that all of the church resources, ministry processes, and discipleship systems are working effectively. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at jportillo@1agbn.org.

 
 
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Veronica Kemp

Executive Administrative Assistant

Veronica is the assistant to Pastor Joel. She also leads Celebrate Recovery with her husband Scott Kemp. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at vkemp@1agbn.org.

 
 
Marcus Kaufman

Marcus Kaufman

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Marcus is responsible for the creation of all media content for First Assembly, including graphics, videos, web design, print material, and communication strategies. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at mkaufman@1agbn.org.

 
 
Katie Hackbarth

Katie Hackbarth

volunteer young adults director

Katie leads the Young Adults ministry at First Assembly, championing the vision for The Gathering and Young Adult Life Groups. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at katiehackbarth@1agbn.org.

 
 
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Zack Rainey

worship arts assistant

Zack is responsible for assisting in leading the worship culture at First Assembly. He works alongside Pastor Kenny to create powerful worship experiences that point people to Jesus. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at zrainey@1agbn.org.

 
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Angela Lopez

MINISTRY assistant

Angela works with the pastors, directors, and leaders to achieve the goals of First Assembly by providing administrative support. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at alopez@1agbn.org.

 
 
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Paola Perez

MINISTRY assistant

Paola works with the leaders of Iglesia Celebración by providing administrative support. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at pperez@1agbn.org.

 
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Joyce Ashline

MINISTRY assistant

Joyce works with the pastors, directors, and leaders to achieve the goals of First Assembly by providing administrative support. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at jashline@1agbn.org.

 
 
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Scott Kemp

celebrate recovery director

Scott leads Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly with his wife, Veronica. He is also the Celebrate Recovery North Central Regional Director. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at sakemp@comcast.net.

 
 
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Darla Shumaker

Facilities director

Darla is responsible for overseeing the First Assembly facilities. She ensures that the church looks great and that all environments are safe and clean. If you would like to contact her, you can reach her at dshumaker@1agbn.org.