Ministry Staff

Max Frazier
Lead Pastor

Max loves to teach the Bible! He has served as a pastor for over 30 years, taught at Village School of the Bible, led many trips to Israel and served as an adjunct professor. Max has a B.A and M.A. in Old Testament from Wheaton College. Max and his wife, Marlys, have three married children and 7 grandchildren, and Max is a Chicago Cubs and Iowa State Cyclone fan.

Geoff Bohleen
Adult Discipleship Pastor

Geoff has a passion to help build a church that honors God, introduces people to Jesus and impacts its community. He has served in churches in MN and Ohio in a variety of roles, and loves to lead teams and teach in a way that is marked by grace and truth. Geoff and Joni have three adult children and one granddaughter!

Val Pederson
Youth Ministry Pastor

Val has been a part of Buffalo Covenant Church for much of her life. She began serving youth in 1983, took an extended break to focus on raising her children and then returned to serve as youth pastor in 1996. Val and Mark are the parents of three young adult children and one grandchild.

Mary Blosser
Children and Family Ministry Pastor

Mary is passionate about families and kids! She believes the home is the primary setting where children are discipled and is committed to equipping and encouraging parents and family to be effective disciplers. Mary and Oliver have three wonderful children and four “above average” grandchildren!

Reid Gilbert
Missions & Care Ministry Pastor

Reid and his wife Terri were born and raised in Buffalo and have been a part of Buffalo Covenant Church their entire lives. Reid has served in the church in a variety of ways and became pastor of Care and Missions in 2013. He and Terri have four daughters, three grandchildren, and live on the family farm.

Dave Macalena
Executive Director of Operations
Barb Anderson
Director of Ministry Development
Christine Passig
Contemporary Worship Director
Karin Wickman
Organist/Traditional Worship Planner
Marsha Kirkpatrick
Choir Director
Frank Anderson
Director of AWANA Ministry
Anna Kettenacker
Director of Preschool Ministry
Teresa Dahl
Children's Ministry Assistant
Guy Bergstrom
Associate Youth Director
Kara Larson
Youth Administrative Assistant
Sonya Busch
Marlys Frazier
Diane Bowman
Finance Ministry Director
MJ Phelps
Creative Communications
Terri Gilbert
Missions Ministry Assistant
Gary Averbeck
Visitation Associate
Darwin Doose
Director of Building Operations
Henry Berg
Nancy Lies
Arlie Manz
Jordan Johnson


Dwayne Kettenacker
Grant Bowman
Darwin Doose
Jeremiah Kruger
Steve Walstad
Todd Reiss
Mick Ling