KHC Staff

Pastor Dave Froese

Lead Pastor
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Froese DPastor 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.

Russ Claassen

Youth Pastor / District Youth Minister
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Claassen RRuss Claassen serves as both the Koerner Heights Church Youth Pastor and the District Youth Minister for the 40 churches in the Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. He’s also the husband of Chandelle and the father of two boys. All of which doesn’t leave him much time to ride his Honda. Russ is a graduate of Tabor College and Denver Seminary.

Margaret Flaming

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Flaming DMargaret 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.

Diana Zuercher

Director of Children's Ministries
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Zuercher LThe 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 one married daughter and son-in-law who have given Diana and Loren their first granddaughter, and one daughter in college. 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.

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!