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Senior Pastor

Adam Utecht

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Adam was born and raised in Appleton, so don’t worry, he cheers for the right teams (Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Bucks). He married his best friend, Jill, in 2002. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters, Hannah, Sophia, and Claire. Life is busy in the Utecht home with a lot of laughter, music, and a good dose of drama. Adam graduated from Moody Bible Institute (B.A. in Bible Theology, 2002) and Baptist Bible Seminary (M.A. in Ministry, 2011). His passion is to preach the gospel, see lives changed, and worship God wholeheartedly. He enjoys a good cup of coffee and time with friends. Adam has been the Senior Pastor at Community since June of 2017.

Pastor of Student Ministries and Biblical Counseling

Mark Robinson

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Mark met his wife, Tiffani, while attending Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. As the son of one of the professors, Mark had grown up nearby while Tiffani was from Campbellsport, WI. They both graduated in May of 2007 (B.A. in Christian Ministries) and were married that same year in August.

Before coming to Community Church in the summer of 2018, Mark worked at Campus Life of Sheboygan County for 11 years. He is thankful for the opportunity to continue using his talents and passions to share the gospel with young people, teach them a biblical worldview, and disciple them to become committed followers of Christ.

So far, God has blessed Mark and Tiffani with four children. People often tell them, “You’ve got your hands full,” but Mark and Tiffani can’t think of a better way to be using their time than raising their kids to be serving in the Kingdom of God. Whether Mark is spending time with his family, serving in ministry, or competing in athletics, he always makes it his aim to glorify God in whatever he is doing (1 Cor. 10:31).

Executive Administrator

Andy Dudley

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After growing up in Minnesota, life changed for Andy one night in Brazil in 1973 when he met the Lord in a real, saving, and life changing way. Soon after Andy married his college sweetheart Gail and they eventually landed in North Fond du Lac where Gail spent a career as an educator and Andy in business. Their most important achievement has been raising two daughters which today translates into two families and four grandchildren. Involved with and committed to Community Church since the mid 80’s, today Andy serves the church by helping “equip God’s people do the work of the ministry” and assuring a place where they can “meet together and encourage one another all the more as they see the Day approaching”. Eph: 4:12, Heb 10:25.

Interim Children’s Ministry Director

Kathy Heinzelman

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Kathy and Joe joined Community Church over 27 years ago, along with their two children, when they relocated to Oakfield.  This is her “second time around” as the Children’s Ministry Director at Community! She served for 15 years before retiring in 2015.  One of Kathy’s greatest joys is to serve families and children as they learn about the Gospel and the Lord who loves them unconditionally.

Kathy loves spending time with her family which now includes a daughter and son-in-law and six grandchildren!  One of their favorite events is a week of “Camp Gramma” where she and Joe share time making special memories with Emma, Micah, Alizah, Austin, Titus and Levi!!  In her spare time she loves to travel with Joe, spend time with her sisters, and decorate cookies!

Administrative Assistant

Margaret Matysik

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Margaret has worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Church Office and the Senior Pastor since January 2005.  She loves the variety her job offers and especially loves serving the people of this church.  Maggie also teaches piano lessons at Mike’s Music Store here in Fond du Lac.  She loves musical theatre which can often be heard playing from her office cubby – and she is actively involved in FDL Community Theatre where she serves on the Board, accompanies for musicals, chairs their publicity committee and occasionally directs.  Maggie and her husband, John, have three grown kids – Christopher, Nicholas, and Katherine.  In her spare time, Maggie enjoys cards, games, movie nights and geneology.

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Kimberly Neil

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Kimberly grew up in the Fond du Lac area and graduated from Campbellsport High School in 2002. She went on to college at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she graduated in December 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications along with studies in education. Kimberly first joined our staff as the Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant in December of 2009. At that time, she helped lead our Nursery and Greeter ministry and also did our database entries. In July 2013, Kimberly rejoined our team to become one of the Children’s Ministry Assistants to the Director. She now oversees the ministry in nursery through 5th grade. Kimberly married Steven in March 2014 and had a son in December 2014. In her free time Kimberly enjoys listening to music, walking, running, swimming, the outdoors, staying active and spending time with her husband, son, family and friends. Kimberly and her family continue to live in the Fond du Lac area.

Worship Arts Leader

Nate Gumness

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Nate was born in Milwaukee and has lived in Wisconsin all his life. He married his awesome wife, Leah, in 2011. Together they have three crazy boys Connor, Jack, and Crosby. Nate loves to sing and play music and has been doing so since he was 10. He has led worship at churches in the area including Spirit of Life Church and Community Church Oshkosh. As well as leading here at Community Church, he works as a Drywaller at Solid Rock Drywall and Plastering. He enjoys to play sports (especially Basketball), hang out with friends and go on zoo adventures with his family!
Nate has a passion to lead the Church in worship and loves to hear God’s people singing the Lords Praise!

Resource Center Administrator

Chris Klausen

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Chris was raised in a small rural community in central Nebraska, graduated from UW-Milwaukee with her Masters degree in Educational Psychology, and then moved to Fond du Lac with her daughter and husband in 2007.  She loves to read, cross-country ski, knit, and is a sci-fi geek. She has attended Community Church for over 10 years, and is currently serving as a teacher in the Gospel Project for adults and on the Women’s Ministry Leadership team.  She loves teaching and learning about spiritual formation and working in step with the Spirit to bring growth and maturity to believers.

Tech support

Taylor Noe

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Taylor was born and raised in Fond du Lac and has been proud to call Community Church his church home his entire life. Taylor loves getting to work with student ministry leaders and students as well as planning and leading Snowblast and the summer youth trips. He also teaches history at Fond du Lac Christian school. In his spare time he enjoys fixing things, spending time with friends, and working on anything with an engine including cars, boats, motorcycles, and even the church buses!

Web Ministry and Creative Arts

Lara Henry

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Lara and her family moved from Alaska to the Fond du Lac area in fall of 2017 as her husband got accepted into the nursing program at Marian University. They immediately found a church family at Community Church. Lara and her husband Wes have been married for 9 years, have lived in 3 different states, Oregon, Alaska and now Wisconsin. Their 2 precocious children, ages 3 and 4, were born in Alaska. They all love to go on adventures and are always up for something new. Their ultimate adventure awaits as they are looking ahead to moving overseas and serve the Lord doing mission work in God’s timing.

Bookkeeper

Althea Zamzow

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Althea was born in Fond du Lac, and moved (with her family, of course!) to Oakfield at the age of 4. She is a graduate of Oakfield High School. She graduated in 2004 from MPTC with a degree in Applied Science-Accounting. She has 3 married daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 5 grand-dogs. She has been attending Community Church for about 15 years, and has volunteered in several areas- Children’s Ministry, MOPS, Greeter, and Financial Secretary. Althea enjoys her time with her children and grandchildren, and if that can be done outdoors, all the better. Her hobbies include geocaching, hiking, reading, sewing, and board games.

Facility Manager

Tim Wallender

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Tim is a lifetime resident of North Fond du Lac. He joined our staff in November of 2015. He spent 16 years working in die cast at Mercury, four years as a facility manager at Northwoods in Dodge County, and worked as a maintenance technician at the Lutheran Home of Oshkosh before he came to Community. When he isn’t here you can find him restoring old cars with his rescue dog, Wheezy, keeping him company, or on the back of an ATV or snowmobile.

Custodian

Dan Farina

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Born and raised in Madison, WI, my family moved to Fond du Lac in 1978. After graduation from High School in 1983, I went to the UW of Eau Claire for school. Then I got my Doctorate in Chesterfield, Missouri at Logan College near St. Louis. After graduation, I returned to Fond du Lac and began attending Community Church in 1991. During this time I did a number of odd jobs and one of those was working for Service Master cleaning Schreiner’s Restaurant. Currently, I work as a produce clerk for Festival Foods and provide Janitorial services here at Community Church. I have two gorgeous daughters, Kenzie and Callen, who live and work in St. Paul, Minnesota. Presently, I am pursuing an advance degree in the proper cleanup, sanitation, and removal of refuse.