Pastors & Staff

David Krueger

Head Pastor

Pastor David joined the Gibbsville staff in October of 2016
David was born and raised in Wisconsin! As a Senior Pastor for almost 20 years, he loves meeting new people and inspiring others to grow in their faith. When David is not busy serving in church he is an enthusiastic sports fan, news junkie and pick-up basketball player. He also fixes his own breaks. He is married to his amazing wife, Amber, and they have two wonderful sons ~ Caleb and Joab. David earned a Doctorate of Ministry and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Seminary.

Joseph Arellanes

Director of Student Ministries 

Joseph joined the Gibbsville staff in Oct of 2017
Joseph was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California. Since then, he’s experienced life in cities both big and small (having also lived in Wyoming, Iowa, and Colorado). He is passionate about studying God’s Word & helping others mature in Christ. Joseph works primarily with our Middle School and High School students. He is married to his best friend, Jamie, and they have two boys—Parker & Greyson. When he is not serving the church or playing with his kids, Joseph loves to read a good book with a coffee in hand. He is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College and is currently working towards his Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree through Reformed Theological Seminary.

Conner Verduzco

Youth Intern

Conner joined the Gibbsville staff in August of 2022
Conner was born and raised in Oostburg, Wisconsin. Growing up, he loved going to youth group and was involved in several within the community before he began his internship at Gibbsville Church. His primary role is working with our middle school students, but he also contributes to the young adult (post-high) ministry. Conner’s energy and outgoing personality light up any room, and he is passionate about sharing his love for Christ with others. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies through Moody Bible Institute online. In his free time, he can be found driving his moped around town or on his tandem bike with Pastor David’s oldest son. 

Lynell Friesen

Calling Pastor

Lynell joined the Gibbsville staff in March of 2019
Lynell was born and raised in Southern Minnesota. After graduating high school, he attended LeTourneau College where he received his BA in Mission. He later studied at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, FL where he completed his Master of Divinity. He has pastored churches in North Dakota and British Columbia before joining the staff at Gibbsville Church. Lynell serves as the Visitation Pastor and is also a Board Certified Chaplain at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. He and his wife Debbie have three grown children—Joshua, Sarah, and Micah (as well as several grandchildren). Lynell loves the Gospel, the blessings of pastoral care, and chaplaincy. In addition to being on-call, visiting his family, and calling on Gibbsville’s shut-ins, he enjoys reading and is considering completing his Grief Counseling Certificate this year.

Amber Jensema

Secretary, Treasurer, Children's Ministry Director

Amber joined the Gibbsville staff in 2021
Amber was born and raised right here in Gibbsville, WI. Other than moving away to explore the northland of Superior, WI for 5 years, she has lived in Sheboygan County her whole life. Her love for getting children excited about the Word of God was instilled in her heart while growing up and watching her dad teach Sunday School. Amber officially joined the staff after volunteering for many years in the children's ministry. She married her wonderful husband, Chad, whom she met at Gibbsville church, and they have 3 kids (Adrianna, Makenna and Camden). When not hanging out with the kids at church, you can find her at the gymnastics gym, dance studio, or any sporting event that her children are in. 

Paul & Mary Hankins

Worship Directors

Paul & Mary joined the staff at Gibbsville in 2021
Paul and Mary were born and raised in Wisconsin and came to saving faith in Christ in their teens (Mary) and twenties (Paul). They met in a Christian Band in Watertown, WI, married, and raised four dynamic daughters (Hannah, Sarah, Leah, Rebekah). They came to Gibbsville Church and love the rich heritage of faith they've experienced here. Jesus and music are the major passions for them, along with encouraging the Body of Christ in worship. They also enjoy long walks on a short beach (we're getting older), laughter, good books and pizza.

Kim Simmelink

Media Director

Kim joined the Gibbsville staff in January of 2018
Kim was born in Oostburg, then traveled the world first with his parents who were missionaries, then during his time in the US Air Force. During one of his short stops back in Oostburg, he married his best friend and High School sweetheart, Pam, who cured him of his wandering ways. He has two grown sons, and six lively grandchildren who are the apple of his eye. He has been on staff at Gibbsville helping with the technology needs throughout the church. In his free time he likes to read, write, and spend time with his grandchildren.

Ben Clemens


Ben joined the Gibbsville staff in January of 2016
Ben was born and raised here in Wisconsin. He married his wife, Katie, and joined Gibbsville church shortly after. They have 3 energetic boys; Ty, Lane, and Trig. Ben has been working as the groundskeeper for Gibbsville church since 2016. He works for the USPS in Falls, and has also started up his own Lego business. Being a busy father of 3 doesn't leave much time for hobbies, but he does enjoy playing and watching football with his boys, camping with the family, and playing games.