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Our Team


 One Body

Many Members

Oak Grove is elder led, deacon served and congregationally affirmed. While God has appointed some to lead and serve in designated offices (elders & deacons), every member is responsible to help guard our doctrine and practice, and fully engage in the work of the ministry. 

You have a place here! We want to help you discover, develop and use your spiritual gifts, share your faith in an attractively engaging way, and live consistently under the control of the Holy Spirit, the direction of the Word of God, and the motivation of the love of Christ. 


Meet Our Elders/Pastors

Pastor Aaron Berta

Worship Pastor

Aaron loves leading the congregation in worship, he also enjoys bluegrass, folk and country music. If he’s not playing guitar he’s working outside or on his latest project.

Bryan Edwards

Elder & Student/Kids Ministry

If you can’t get in touch with Bryan, you will most likely find him fishing at the river or out hunting. But his love of hunting and fishing doesn’t rival his love for family and others, spending many hours listening to the cares of those around him.

Kurt Rich

Elder & Biblical Counseling Leadership

As a self-employed businessman, Kurt still manages prioritize leading a Bible Study, being a part of Biblical Counseling Team and mentoring young men. He enjoys spending time with his ever growing family.

Pastor Matt Magee

Lead Pastor & Biblical Counselor

While shepherding God’s people is his primary passion, he also enjoys spending time exploring beautiful Iowa with his family and finds a creative outlet through website design.

Todd Driessen

Elder & Deacon Oversight

As a self-employed businessman, Todd manages to prioritize his community group and serving in many ways at Oak Grove. Todd enjoys time with family, and letting off steam with his grand kids.

Meet Our Deacons

Bill Sellers

Bill loves to serve in a variety of ways, but especially loves serving behind the scenes. He is often one of the first through the doors on Sunday mornings and welcomes folks with a big smile.

Chris Belyeu

Chris wears many hats at Oak Grove, some figuratively, some literally. He and his wife Jen lead the OG Awana ministry, as well as leading our tech ministry. During his down time he enjoys spending time with his family and gaming, on and off screen.

Jeff Almquist

Between helping out with the many maintenance projects at Oak Grove and leading a men’s study, Jeff stays very busy with his growing hobby farm and attending his three boys sporting events.

Johnnie Osborne

Because of Lord’s work in Johnnie’s heart, his passion is to proclaim the goodness of the Lord, which he does well through leading the First Impressions Ministry with his wife Danette. He enjoys spending free time with his grandkids and pets.

Larry Harder

Larry has a big heart for people which comes out in his work on the Benevolence Team and a multitude of other ways he serves and loves on people. He may be one of the first smiling faces you see when you arrive at Oak Grove.

Meet Our Staff

Amy Brown

Ministry Assistant

When she’s not helping in the office or on the Finance Team, Amy can be found enjoying nature, usually gardening or camping with friends and family.

Cherilyn Magee

Communications Assistant

A homeschooling mom of 2 active boys, she also loves to bring new life to old furniture and create lasting memories through portrait photography.

Lori Sell


Lori is married with kids, and enjoys kayaking, reading and spending time with family.

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