Our Team

  • Keegan Crosby


    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 daughter and two sons. The five of them love spending time outdoors and going on walks with their dog. Keegan enjoys reading, playing guitar, sports, and spending time with his family.

  • Josh Broccolo

    worship and discipleship Pastor

    Josh was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and moved to Indianola to serve here at Grace in November 2023. He oversees the worship and production teams, as well as small group leaders. Josh met his wife, Samantha, while attending youth ministry, and they were married just a few years later in 2009. They have 3 children, Oliver, Josephine, and Penelope. Josh enjoys family, friends, a good cup of coffee, and discovering more about God through the things He has made.

  • Roger Kester


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Russ Sandquist


    Russ become a resident of Indianola about 30 years ago and began attending Grace Church about 5 years ago. He works for the family business, a property management and investment company. He is blessed with a beautiful and loving wife, Jayma. They have four sons and four daughters-in-law and are proud of every one of them. Russ loves his grandchildren and looks forward to loving the ones to come.