Pastors

Mark Zehnder
Mark Zehnder
Senior Pastor

While growing up Pastor Mark received a blessing and a curse—the blessing was the heritage and calling into the pastoral ministry since he comes from a long line of pastors. The curse? His grandpa instilled in him a love for the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He is a sports nut. He loves to play golf and isn’t too bad at it. (He’s had 4 hole-in ones and a double eagle!) He considers it the highest honor and blessing to be the Senior Pastor of King of Kings, the husband of his wife and girlfriend, Sharon, the father of Eric, Zach, and Charista, and grandpa to Nathan, Brady, Benton and Jada. Pastor Mark has a passion for reaching people for Jesus is stoked about leading King of Kings into the new era of the church.

Roger Theimer
Roger Theimer
Executive Pastor

Pastor Roger likes adventure. That’s why he likes children and family ministry so much. And there are other adventures like mountain climbing, international mission trips and best of all…being married to Cheryl and raising three adventuresome sons. Pastor Roger has served as Children’s Pastor for 17 years at King of Kings. He completed his doctoral work in developing children’s curriculum, Kingdom Quest and also helped write the Faith Legacy Series. He recently made the switch to Executive Pastor so that a younger Children’s Pastor can lead the next era. He and his wife Cheryl are living their next adventure as they prepare their garden and vineyard as part of hosting Time Away Ministries at their home in Louisville.

Leroy Gerner
Leroy Gerner
Care Pastor, Director of Care Ministries

Pastor Leroy was born in Tulsa, OK and raised on a active ranch (known to all as Medicine Square Gardens) and one of 12 children who enjoyed riding horses and raising black angus cattle. Leroy has a passion for spiritual and emotional health for all of God’s family and those who have yet to meet Him, and a love of classic cars. He is married to his best friend Mildred and they have three incredible young men and a basset hound named Sarge.

Brad Knorr
Brad Knorr
Youth Pastor

Pastor Brad grew up as a farm kid in Southeast Nebraska playing 8-man football. After majoring in Finance & Economics at UNL, he worked in Kansas City for a couple years, refining his barbeque tastes. After seminary in 2006, he accepted a call to King of Kings to serve as our youth pastor. Brad is married to his best friend Andrea, and they have three amazing kids – Nate, Jilly, & Laurel. His greatest joys are spending time in the presence of the Lord, being with his family, and eating bacon, ice cream, and anchovy pizza.

Dan Weber
Sam Sessa
Vicar

Growing up in South Florida, Vicar Sam never expected to go sledding in Omaha. He and his wife, Leah, are thankful for the change of seasons and for their two children, Ben and Charlotte. Sam graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in marketing and a minor in economics. He has spent the last two years pursuing his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He is very excited about sharing the life-changing power of God’s Word with those who desperately need it.

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