About the Pastor

Pastor Gerry and Jodi Kahler:

Jodi is a graduate of West Marshall High School class of 1978, and I am a graduate of Garwin High School (pre GMG days) the class of 1974.  We were married on June 24, 1978 so that means in June this year we will celebrate 41 years of marriage.  We have three sons; Greg (37 years old) and his wife Jenn who live in Tiffin, Iowa, Matthew (34 years old) who lives in Saint Louis Missouri, and Andrew (31) his wife Olivia who live in Wellman, Iowa.  Andrew and Olivia are the parents of our two grandchildren; Jocelyn Jo (Jo Jo) 3 years old and Hudson Noble who just turned one.

Jodi has spent much of her life working with preschoolers working with Head Start and Preschools in our community school system.  For the past 8 years, she has worked as a teaching associate in the Mid-Prairie Community School district, specifically working with children with Special Needs. She has also been involved with UMW, Choir, Sunday School and in other various activities.

As for Pastor Gerry, he has the following degrees; AA from Marshalltown Community College, BA in Education from the University of Northern Iowa, MDiv. from Saint Paul School of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Saint Paul. He has served at Carl Carbon and Brooks, Dunkerton and Mt Hope, Fellowship (Muscatine), Lenox Clearfield Mercer Center Sharpsburg, and Kalona.

He has been writing blogs and email devotions for nearly 15 years and continues to write about the things which interest him.  Pastor has also been active in the communities that he has served, sitting on a committee to help design the new YMCA in Kalona, Mid-Prairie School Board, Food for All Meals, Elements Youth program and many other activities and committees.

We are looking forward to our arrival and service to the churches and communities of Conrad and Beaman!