Servant Leaders

Our Staff

From the Heart

Serving and Loving

“Follow me as I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 As the staff of Prince of Peace our first call is to serve and love God–we work to grow as disciples. From this foundation we seek to serve and love you to help you grow in your relationship with the Father. And we want to have fun doing this all together. So join us in God’s work in this world. Come, follow us as we follow Jesus. Together let us be and make disciples.

Pastoral Leadership

Pastors Knox Herndon; Scott Ness; Assistant to the Bishop for Missions, Gemechis Buba, and Pastor Justin Kollmeyer gather following the installation of Pastor Scott as the associate pastor at Prince of Peace on May 12, 2019

From the Heart of the Father

Pastoral leadership is a calling into the office of Word and Sacrament Ministry. This means that of all the things a pastor is called upon for, preaching the Good News of Jesus and presiding over the mysteries of God’s work through water, bread, and wine takes precedence. Loving and serving Christ and assisting in the growth and maturation of God’s people at Prince of Peace (and beyond) is our joy. Any one of us would be thrilled to set a time to sit and talk with you about what is going on in your life and ways to further our faith and dependence upon Jesus for daily life.

Our PEOPLE

Rev. Dr. Justin Kollmeyer

Senior Pastor

Pastor Kollmeyer came to Prince of Peace in 1986. His heart for Jesus and genuine love of people is a testament to his faith and our God. Pastor K sees the best in people and works tirelessly to spread the Good News of Jesus. He and his wife, Elaine have three children and 5 grandchildren.

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Rev. Dr. Scott M. Ness

Associate Pastor

Pastor Scott Ness came to Prince of Peace in 2019. He lives intentionally as a disciple of Jesus; fails often; and works to not take himself too seriously. He is a strategic thinker who loves to make difficult theological truths accessible. He and his wife, Deanna, have 6 children.

JOHANNA RUHE

Secretary

Ms. Johanna serves as Prince of Peace’s volunteer secretary. Her faith in Christ and servant heart is a blessing to the people of Prince of Peace. She ensures that things run smoothly at church as well as being a vital aspect of caring for our members.

Paula Littleton

Youth Ministry Director

Ms. Paula leads youth toward the Lord all year long. With a heart of gold she tirelessly loves on, teaches, encourages, and engages our youth.  Each summer she coordinates and leads College and High School Mission Trips.

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Deanna McAteer

Christian Education Director

Mrs. McAteer has a lifetime of teaching, loving, and leading children to faith in Christ. She is the ringmaster for our Sunday School and leads the children in Bible Study each week. Loving our children and helping them to mature in their faith is Mrs. Mac’s specialty.

Elaine Kollmeyer

KMC and VBS Director

Mrs. Kollmeyer directs our Kids Music Company that meets on Wednesday Night as well as our VBS in the summer. She has a heart for Jesus (and our senior pastor) and a passion for making the stories of the Bible come to life through song and drama. 

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Dr. Pat Thomas

Organist and Choir Director

Dr. Pat has a heart for Jesus and a gift for music. Her skill and talent is on full display as she leads the congregation in hymn singing and the Peace Choir. Music is such a vital part of our worship–and life in Christ–and Dr. Pat is a gift as she undergirds our praise with the organ. 

Rob Sylvester

Praise Band Leader

Rob is a gifted musician who helps to lead and direct our 9:15 praise worship. His ability to arrange and direct help to make our musical elements of worship full, meaningful, and excellent. Join us and participate in lifting praise to the Prince of Peace.

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Jeannie Alley & Angie Petty

Custodians

These two are saints. For years and years they have taken seriously their stewardship of our church facilities. With love and devotion they continue to clean, set up, and care for Prince of Peace and our people. Their joy-filled hearts and willingness to go above and beyond are a gift to us all.

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

1 Peter 4:10