• kyle ermoian
    foundinG & senior pastor

    Kyle Ermoian is the founding and senior pastor of Celebration Community Church. Kyle holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University, and M.Div. degree from the School Of Theology at Claremont California. 

    He has taught in the Leadership Studies Department at Fort Hays State University, where he also serves as a spiritual coach for the Tiger’s Men’s Basketball team. 

    Kyle and his vivacious wife Debbie have between them five grown children and four grandchildren.


  • Brant rice
    teaching pastor

    Brant Rice has been a pastor at Celebration Community Church for 14 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 20 years, DeLynn, sons Landry, Kelby & Zachary and their daughter Chloe (along with too many animals to keep track of).


  • Derek mayfield
    systems pastor

    Derek is the Systems Pastor at Celebration Community Church. He has had the privilege of serving at Celebration for 7 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


  • kael bloom
    creative arts DIRECTOR

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

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


  • nick eiden

    youth pastor

    Nick is the Youth Pastor at Celebration Community Church. Nick attended The University of Colorado, and is currently working through Rockbridge Seminary. 

    Nick has been married to Sarah for nine years, and they have been blessed with two lovely children, Andy and Bethany. The family often does ministry together, including youth group, camps, mission trip, and oh yeah - being missionaries in Uganda. Visit akahope.org and kyampisi.org to check out what kind of ministries they were involved with.  

    Before moving to Africa, Nick spent seven years as a police officer, including 3 years as a School Resource Officer and DARE Instructor. 

  • 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.


  • Delynn rice


    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 marriage events throughout the year. 

    Delynn is married to the love of her life, Brant. They are so blessed to have 3 children, Landry, Kelby& Zachary and Chloe. 


  • alicia hunter


    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. 


  • jeff burnett


    Dr. Jeff Burnett (Dr. B) is in his fourth year of leading Encounter, the college and career 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.  


  • 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.

  • Cameron shoemaker

    98.5 the truth station manager

    Bringing you the latest and greatest hits in Christian Music, Cameron is the General Station Manager of 98.5 The Truth. BE SURE TO TUNE IN! 

    Cameron is pursuing his MPS in Percussion Performance from Fort Hays State University. Cameron has also been an active member of the worship team at Celebration Community Church since Fall 2010, and has been the worship leader for the Children’s Church since Fall of 2014.


  • 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.  He has been serving in Colby Church Plant 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