Our Team


  • Keegan Crosby

    Pastor

    Keegan and his wife, Linnae met at Moody Bible Institute in 2011, got married in 2013, and have been serving in the local church together ever since. They have a 3 year old daughter named Blair, and the three of them love spending time outdoors and going on walks with their dog. Keegan enjoys reading, playing guitar, college football, and spending time with his family.

  • Roger Kester

    ELDER


    Roger and his wife Kathy both grew up in Indianola and graduated from Iowa State University. After graduation in 1983 they were married and came back to join the family farm operation, and have been farming ever since.  Their adult daughter and her husband and three children also live in Indianola and attend Grace.  Roger enjoys spending time with them, keeping up with the daily comics, and his annual vacation getaway with Kathy.


  • Dennis Coe

    ELDER


    Dennis has recently been added to the leadership team at Grace. He was ordained to the ministry in 2006 and has had active roles in the Evangelical Free Church, including several pastoral and chaplaincy positions.  He has been married to his wife, Laraine, for nearly fifty years, has three grown children and six grandchildren.  He greatly enjoys his continuing ministry here at Grace Evangelical Free.

  • Greg Abbott

    Elder

    This is my second participation with a church plant with the Evangelical Free Church Assoc. in Indianola. I have been a part of the leadership team since we began contemplating the idea of starting another church in Indianola. It's been a blessing to see God working through Grace. I have been married to Becky for 29 years and between us we have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, missions ministry, hiking, playing cribbage, reading, friends and family and Iowa State sports.

  • Gary Ripperger

    Elder

    Gary grew up in Indianola and came to Grace Church about 9 years ago.  Vocationwise, he has been in the insurance business for 35 years and just loves being around Indianola people. He and his wife of 47 years, Lynn, have four wonderful children and five grandkids. He enjoys military history, construction projects, airplanes, traveling with Lynn and romping with the grandkids



  • Jon Roen

    Elder


    Jon moved to indianola in 1994.  During the following years he has served in music, leading small groups, recently joined the missions committee and has rejoined the elders after a short time off.  Jon loves Jesus and loves to talk about how he has been blessed by God in unbelievable ways. Jon has been married to a wonderful lady, Gwen, since 1978.  They have 2 adult children and are blessed with 3 grandchildren.

  • Becky Clausen

    Administrative Assistant

    Becky is Grace EFC's part-time Administrative Assistant. She has three grown children and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She enjoys traveling, walking her dog, Gus, reading, missions,  and working at GEF Food Pantry and the Necessity Pantry of Warren County.