Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Gary Kirst
Senior Pastor

Gary has been our Senior Pastor since graduating from seminary at Trinity Ev. Divinity School (TEDS) in 1990. He’s married to Linda, and they have four adult children: Danny (Dubuque, IA), Laura (Deerfield, IL), Becca (Milwaukee, WI), and Maggie (attending college at Trinity in Deerfield). Gary loves serving the Lord and his people, is working on his doctorate in preaching from TEDS, and enjoys playing the trumpet, playing golf, and reading about history. Linda works at a bank in Dubuque in retirement planning, and loves teaching and encouraging children and youth in the church.

gary@galenabiblechurch.org [website]
Adam Mostert
Associate Pastor

Adam has been our Associate Pastor since he graduated from Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS) with an M.Div in May 2015. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Bible Exposition and Theology from Emmaus Bible College, where he also met his wife Abi and they married in 2009. Adam loves spending time with Abi and their two boys, John (Jack) and Owen. He also likes to play and watch basketball, read history and theology, study and preach God’s word, drink coffee, and spend time with people.

adam@galenabiblechurch.org [website]
Tim Wagner
Youth Pastor

Tim is a graduate of Emmaus Bible College.  He serves as the youth pastor (since 2005). He enjoys helping students see the glory of Jesus Christ in the Word of God, realize the importance of the local church and catch a vision for the Gospel need around the world.  Tim and his wife April have 4 kids.  They enjoy hikes, ice cream, reading, and inventing new games to play.

tim@galenabiblechurch.org [website]

Administrative Staff

Beth OToole
beth@galenabiblechurch.org [website]
Cindy Irwin

Lay Elders

Jim Gephart
Jeff Rouse
Tim Vosberg
Mark Benedict