Meet Our Team

Our leadership team recognizes that we are simply leaders who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word of God.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ according to Ephesians 4.

Meet our Executive Pastors

Dan Knuff, Executive Pastor

Dan has worked at ACC for ten years, serving first as the Youth Pastor and now as Executive Pastor. He has 20 years of ministry experience at churches in Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Theology. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 22 years and he has three children: Adam, Kaylee, and Jayda. His passions are helping others in the church discover their strengths, reading a good theology book, hanging out with his family, and playing sports.

Bill Meiter, Teaching Pastor

Bill Meiter, Teaching Pastor, MDiv., Talbot School of Theology
Pastor Bill has been in full-time ministry for the past 21 years serving in churches in Southern California, Washington State, and Tempe Arizona! Bill is married to his lovely wife Jodi and they have three children: Amberly, Jonah and Benjamin. Pastor Bill came to Christ in 1987 while in High School in Northern California. He has his Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary graduating magna cum laude.  Bill loves pick-up basketball, the Minnesota Vikings & the Golden State Warriors!

Greg Schaefer, Worship & Music Pastor

Greg is passionate about planning and facilitating life transforming worship experiences for the people of God in creative ways that brings honor to the Lord. Greg is a professional violinist and classical guitarist, with advanced degrees in both music performance and choral conducting. Greg and his wife Brenda have three grown children: Chris, Kirsten and John; and five beautiful grandchildren.

Meet our Pastors

 Randy Van Der Pol Pastor Contemporary Worship
Randy Van Der Pol, Pastor of Contemporary Worship & Care Ministries
Randy Van Der Pol has been a musician his whole life. He has been leading worship for several years and his greatest passion is glorifying God through worship music. He attended Dordt College, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, in classical voice and trumpet. Randy also plays and leads worship from keyboard and bass guitar. Randy‚Äôs whole family is musical. His wife Melissa sings, and their two boys join them weekly in worship; Jack on vocals and guitar, and Nathan on drums and guitar. Randy also enjoys teaching music. He has been teaching part-time at a K-8 school in the valley for four years. 
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Jeff Beltz, Life Groups Pastor, Connections & Men’s Leader
Jeff comes to us with over 20 years of experience in discipleship of youth and men, and has led Small Groups Ministry extensively.  He grew up in Phoenix, attended ASU and NAU and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  Jeff is in love with his bride Cristy and they have 4 adult children.  Jeff created 13 years ago and has trained over 30 churches to use the outdoors as an evangelistic outreach and discipleship tool.  He loves fishing and snow skiing.

Music & Worship

Worship & Music Pastor
Brenda Bailey,
Administrative Assistant – Worship & Music
Rebekah Budiyanto,
Assistant Music Director – Worship & Music
Randy Van Der Pol
Pastor of Contemporary Worship & Care Ministries

Connections Ministry, Life Groups & Men

Jeff Beltz
Life Groups Pastor


Tina Schuler
Women’s Teacher & Discipleship Coordinator
Jen Tobias
Women’s Coordinator
Marla Christenson
MOPS Coordinator


Emily Thompson
Children’s Director
Kelly Teters
Early Childhood Coordinator


Karla Hammond
Kindergarten to 3rd Coordinator
Jennifer Sayer
AWANA Commander
Brittany Dodds
Children’s Ministry Admin

Joyful Beginnings Academy

Martha Pickering
Academy Director 

Students & Young Adults

Joseph Dodds
High School Director
Alex Ghelli
Middle School Director
Amy Ortiz
Student Ministries Admin
Student & Young Adult Ministries Interns:
Bobby May, Marko Susnjara, Jordan Swann, Tucker Swann

Care Ministries 

Bill Meiter

Support Staff

Karen Goetz
Office Manager
Laurie Johnson
Finance Manager
Kelly Teters
Human Resources Manager
Andrea Wallburg 
Accounts Payable

Operations & Facilities

Maryellen Hawkinson
Events and Facilities Manager


Chris Johnson

Maintenance Manager
Facilities Coordinator