KHC Staff

Pastor Dave Froese

Lead Pastor
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Pastor Dave has beenĀ been in pastoral ministry for the last 40+ years, most recently serving as interim pastor for Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church outside of Hillsboro from September, 2014 to July, 2015. Previous to that He served as lead pastor at Heritage Bible Church in Bakersfield, CA from 2001-2014.

Pastor Dave grew up in Mountain Lake, MN, and is a graduate of Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS, and Mennonite Brethren Theological Seminary in Fresno, CA. He and his wife Susan have been married since 1971, and are blessed with four sons, who are married to four great daughter-in-laws, who have given Dave and Susan nine wonderful grandchildren.

Pastor Dave’s passion in life is to love God and the people He brings across his path. His mission is to walk with people, helping them love the Lord with all their being.

DJ Toelle

Youth Pastor
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DJ (David) is the newest addition to the staff at Koerner Heights Church, having recently relocated to Newton from Weatherford, OK. DJ is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He has been involved with the Mennonite Brethren family for years and is so excited to invest in the Newton community. He brings a passion for helping students make their faith their own and making them so excited about it that they shout it to the world! DJ deserves to be sponsored by Diet Coke for all of the Diet Coke he consumes in a day.

Diana Zuercher

Director of Children's Ministries
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The Koerner Heights ministry to the next generation of Christ-followers is in good hands under the guidance of Diana Zuercher. Diana and her husband, Loren, have two married daughters (and thus, two terrific son-in-laws!) and two grandchildren. She is a graduate of Hesston College and likes to read and spend time with family. Diana also serves as the business manager for her husband’s construction business.

Margaret Flaming

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Margaret Flaming is the gracious, smiling, competent office manager at Koerner Heights Church. She enjoys running, four-wheeling, doing yard work and, yes, cleaning house. She and her husband Del also farm, but their primary hobby is following their 7 grandkids.

Custodial Staff


Gesell G Kliewer ROur custodial staff, Gene and Cindy GesellĀ and Richard Kliewer, keep our facilities at their best to honor the Lord and facilitate the work of the ministry–and they do it with a smile!