Meet our staff

God has brought to ACC some great people who do a phenomenal job in the various ministries they lead.

You can click the link in each person's section if you wish to send them an email.

  • Jim Conner - Senior Minister

    Jim and his wife Peggy have ministered in churches for 40+ yrs. They have served in IL, TN, MN, and Eastern Europe. He comes with a broad experience in leading churches and developing church leaders. His years overseas in mission work have given him a deep passion for God's larger Kingdom. "God has placed within me a passion for people and the Church. There is no greater joy for me than helping people awaken to God’s love and draw closer to Him – most often by helping them meet Jesus."


  • cary dietsche - worship minister

    Cary comes to us with over twenty years' experience leading worship, organizing and leading musicians, overseeing the technical, audio and video aspects of worship, choral arranging and directing and accompanying vocalists and musicians.  He was raised in Wisconsin (yes, he's a Packer fan).  He and his wife, Rosalie, have two grown children and seven adorable grandchildren.  Cary shares our passion for worship that focuses on God and involves all the people.  He loves the Church and is committed to worship that includes traditional as well as contemporary music.


  • joe schmidt - associate minister

    Joe comes to us with over 15 years of ministry experience after 20 years in the Air Force.  He graduated from Bible College in Florida in 2003 and most recently held a Senior Ministry role in Kewaunee, Illinois.  His focus at Andover Christian Church is Men's Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Small Groups and Evangelism.  He and his wife, Nancy, share a love for the church and the lost.  They enjoy spending time with their 3 children and their families, including 4 grandchildren.


  • rhonda jensen - children's minister

    Rhonda is not a stranger to ACC's office. She has worked as our Office Administrator and as our Children's Minister in the past, and she is also the leader of our Community Ministries Team. She and her husband, Jim, have three grown children and one son-in-law. She has returned to our office to fill in the position while we search for our new Children's Minister. 


  • grant kurka - youth minister

    Grant has been with our team since August of 2019. He's a graduate of Lincoln Christian University with a degree in Youth & Family Ministry. He grew up in South Dakota and enjoys tacos, reading, talking "youth ministry" stuff, learning to play every board game in existence. 


  • emily lewis - office administrator

    Emily has been working in our office since August of 2019. She grew up attending ACC with her family, and has been involved with our church since 2007. Emily spent seven summers serving on staff at our church camp, Pine Haven Christian Assembly. She enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and spending as much time with dogs as possible.


our elders

Brent Adams

Adolphus Bates

George Cornell

Justin Higgins

Jerry Wacker