• Brant rice
    Senior pastor

    Brant Rice has been a pastor at Celebration Community Church for 16 years. He teaches in the EDGE services on Sundays, and travels often to Colby to pastor at our C3-Colby venue.  


    Brant has a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University and a Masters of Ministry Leadership Degree from Rockbridge Seminary.


    Brant's family consists of his beautiful wife of 22 years, DeLynn, sons Landry, Kelby & Zachary and their daughter Chloe (along with too many animals to keep track of).


     

  • Derek mayfield
    associate pastor

    Derek is the Associate at Celebration Community Church. He has had the privilege of serving at Celebration for 9 years. During his time at Celebration, Derek has served in many different roles and has had the opportunity to be involved in many different ministries. Derek studied at and received degrees from Fort Hays State University and Rockbridge Seminary.  

    Derek is married to Tessa and they have two sons, Taten & Ryken.


     

  • Delynn rice

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES

    DeLynn Rice is the Children's and Family Director at Celebration Community Church - where she directs all of the Sunday lessons for Age 1 through 5th grades, and plan the children's and family events throughout the year. 


    Delynn is married to the love of her life, Brant. They are so blessed to have 4 children, Landry, Kelby, Chloe & Zachary. 


     

  • alicia hunter

    CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR

    Alicia & Joshua Hunter are the parents of four sandbox digging, trampoline jumping, imaginative boys. They love going on bike rides, remodeling their house and camping. Alicia has a passion to help others find ways to use their talents to love others and to grow in a deeper relationship with God. 


     

  • Tre' giles

    youth pastor

    Tre’ is the Youth Pastor at C3. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. 

     

    After graduating from college, Tre’ spent 27 months serving as a Teacher Trainer with the Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. During his service he led other volunteers in their faith by establishing a group called Peace Corps Volunteers for Christ. 

     

    Tre’ enjoys playing basketball, watching football – the Carolina Panthers to be exact, and to be outdoors camping or hiking.


  • ericka pfeifer

    administrative assistant

    Ericka Pfeifer is the Pastors’ Assistant and Office Manager for Celebration Community Church. She enjoys being able to help and serve so many people on a day-to-day basis.


    She is married to her husband Lavern and together they have 2 grown sons and a daughter-in-law.


     

  • kael bloom
    creative arts DIRECTOR

    Kael is the Creative Arts Director at Celebration Community Church - where he oversees all music, media, creative & service design, production and technology.  


    Kael is married to Sara and they have 3 kids - Isaac, Judah & Kadance and he loves everything St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.


     

  • jeff burnett

    COLLEGE AND CAREER DIRECTOR

    Dr. Jeff Burnett (Dr. B) is the Director of Encounter - C3's College Ministry. Dr. B feels God has called him to make an impact and focus on the young men and women in college and the surrounding community. "These are the young men and women that are the future leaders of Christ's church." He is also a professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance at Fort Hays State University.  


     

  • TESSA MAYFIELD

    Children & Family assistant

    Tessa is the Children & Family Office Assistant.  She has been part of Celebration Community Church since the very beginning - even helped Pastor Kyle decide on the name of the church!  She met her husband, Derek, through C3 and has two boys who keep her up-to-date on all things sports related.  When she's not playing pretend sword-fights in the living room, she enjoys making crafts and watching shows.  


     

  • nathan purdue

    worship director

    Nathan Purdue is C3's Worship Arts Director. He enjoys leading our Worship teams in worship, regardless of the venue, and delights in the ability to connect with our church with music. 


    Nathan enjoys the outdoors, biking, and listening to people yell at him for four-minute songs.


  • SHEILA JORDAN

    Connections & Crosscurrent assistant

    Sheila is the assistant for both Connections and for CrossCurrent.  She is also the Volunteer Coordinator for C3Kids.  


    She has 5 grown children and loves to spend time with her 2 grandsons.  She also loves playing with her rescued dog, Grace.


     

  • nathan unruh

    tech director

    Nathan is the Director at Celebration Community Church - where he oversees the Tech Ministry for all of our Sunday services, as well as various services and events that happen during the week.



     

  • kirby benisch

    Colby campus Leader

    Kirby is the Campus Leader of Celebration's Church in Colby, KS.  He works closely with Pastor Brant to help care for the people, develop ministries, plan church events, among other church needs and functions.


     

  • dave funk

    Colby campus worship Leader

    Dave is the Worship Leader at our Colby Campus and was a part of the core team at it's inception.   


    When he isn't at the Colby or Hays church you will find him working full-time as a GPS specialist or exercising one of his many hobbies.  He enjoys long walks on the beach, as long as there is surfing involved, and his life verse is John 3:30


     

  • August phlieger

    98.5 The Truth station manager

    August Phlieger is the General Station Manager of 98.5 The Truth. He enjoys serving on the worship team, and volunteering as a youth leader for CrossCurrent.