Elders of CBC

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Dennis Dick

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 Dennis was born and raised in Munich, ND. He graduated from Grace University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. While at Grace he met his wife Kathy. They were married on May 25, 1985, and have been attending CBC since February of 1987. Both have served their church family in various roles over the years. Dennis is the Operations Manager at Ford Storage and Moving and has been with the company since 1983. Kathy is the President of Design Basics, LLC, a home plan and design firm, and has been with the company since the fall of 2013. Dennis and Kathy have four adult children and seven grandchildren. Dennis’ fondness of basketball and his passion for helping others led him to be a volunteer coach of a boys’ homeschool basketball team for many years. In addition, Dennis & Kathy enjoy spending time with their family and outdoor activities such as camping and bike riding.

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Mel Friesen

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Mel is a Kansas farm boy who married his high school sweetheart, Arlene, while attending Grace University. He is also a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana. He was in pastoral ministry for 13 years and served at Grace University for 31 years in administration and development roles and continues as a volunteer Director of Planned Giving. Mel and Arlene have attended CBC since 1982 and over the years has served on the elder board, deacon committee and as an Adult Bible Class teacher. Mel and Arlene have three adult children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Friesens love watching sports, especially basketball. Mel loves to travel, likes to hunt and shoot, enjoys woodworking and help his son-in-law with harvest in North Dakota.

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Jeremy Haselhorst

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Jeremy was born and raised in Norfolk, NE. He graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics Education. He met his wife Karin while in college. They were married on Sept. 9th, 2000. Jeremy and Karin have been attending CBC since January of 2001. The Lord has blessed them with two boys, Jackson and Isaac. Jeremy works at Papillion-La Vista South High School where he teaches Math, serves as the Mathematics Department Chair, is the head girls cross country coach, an assistant track coach, and the voice of the Titans for Football and Basketball games. When not working or spending time with his family, Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors and reading.

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James Kopsa

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James grew up in York, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. James and Jennifer were married in 1995. James and his wife Jennifer and their family of seven children have attended CBC since 2010. He is currently the operator of the Arby’s location in Elkhorn. Their homeschooling family has two high school graduates, and the youngest is in grade school. When not working, he and his family enjoy taking long walks and sharing holiday traditions together. James is involved as a greeter at CBC and is a LifeLine small group leader.

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Jason Lehr

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Jason was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He met his wife Harmony while attending college at Iowa State University. After they were married they moved back to Omaha,  where Jason graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UNO.   Jason and Harmony have been attending CBC since 2001 and have served in various ministries, including as the Awana Cubbies directors. They have 3 children who are active in the church. The Lehr's enjoy spending time together- whether hiking in Colorado, working outside, or playing games inside.

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Homer Leichliter

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Homer grew up in Atwood, Kansas. He attended Grace Bible Institute  and Moody Bible Institute and then joined the USAF. He was discharged in 1972 and embarked on a career of 32 years as a Customer Engineer with IBM.

In 2010, after his first wife passed away, he met and married Nancy. He has 4 children and 13 grandchildren along with  Nancy's 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

They have been attending CBC since 2011. Homer enjoys the fellowship and inspiration of participating and facilitating small group Bible studies. Homer and Nancy enjoy road trips and sightseeing. Reading novels is a favorite past time. They are also Kansas Jayhawk basketball fans.  

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Keith Strasser

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Keith was raised in South Dakota, and left the rural farm community to attend Grace University in 1982. He met his wife Lisa at Grace, and they were married in 1985. After graduating with a degree in Mass Communication, Keith studied accounting and business at UNO and began working as an accountant in 1989. He has worked as a CPA, controller and financial analyst for over 23 years. He is currently employed by CommScope as a financial manager. Lisa works for an Ophthalmology group as a concierge and receptionist. Keith and Lisa enjoy working in the kitchen at CBC, where Lisa coordinates the Wednesday night meal with assistance from Keith. Keith and Lisa have two adult daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter.

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John Taulborg

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John is the owner and President of JAMAT Enterprises and has been with the firm since 2009. John says working there brings new and different experiences each day. He also particularly enjoys working with people on a daily basis, “it’s what really makes work fun!” The Taulborgs were married in 1999, and they have been blessed by the Lord with two children that are ages seven and five. When John isn’t tending to work or church responsibilities, he loves to be outdoors and is well known for his Competitive Ultra Distance Running. Most of all, John loves spending time with his family and ministering to their needs. John is a graduate of Grace University, Omaha, NE.

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Charles Tschetter

Lead Pastor

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Chuck was born and raised in Omaha. After graduating from Central High School, he attended Grace University where he met his wife, Lydia. After his undergrad education, Chuck attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he received the Master of Theology degree. In 1987 Chuck joined the staff of CBC as the Pastor of Youth and Christian Education and became the Senior Pastor in 1990. Chuck enjoys watching sports, especially football and basketball. He also enjoys spending time with his family. He and Lydia have 6 children, 3 married, and 3 grandchildren.

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Jerome Wendt

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Jerome Wendt is currently the President and Lead Analyst for DCIG, LLC, a technology analyst firm. He is an avid writer who has written thousands of articles that have appeared in multiple magazines and websites,  and is recognized as one of the foremost technology analysts in the enterprise data storage and data protection industries. He and his wife of 25+ years, Laura, have attended CBC for over 15 years. They have three boys, Justin, Joshua, and Jarrod. In addition to now serving on the elder board, Jerome has recently been involved in many areas of ministry at CBC that include serving, as a deacon, on the CBC Communications team, and in AWANA. When away from work, Jerome enjoys bowling, camping, and fishing.

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Jeremy Wissink

Pastor of Student Ministries

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Jeremy has been Pastor of Student Ministries since 2012 and loves what he does because he gets to do two of his favorite things on a regular basis: encourage students to pursue Jesus and play lots of games! It is a privilege for him to be a part of the spiritual growth of students as they understand the truths of God’s word, live out their faith in Jesus on a daily basis, and share Jesus with those around them. Jeremy graduated from both Grace University and Dallas Theological Seminary. During those years he grew in his love for God’s word and for people and is committed to bringing those two passions together in his life and ministry.
Jeremy is blessed with his wonderful wife Rachel, and two sons, Elliot and Seth. He loves living life with them. In his free time,  he enjoys outdoor activities, playing games, playing and watching sports, and playing and listening to music.