Senior Pastor - Tom Hocking
I was born and grew up in West Allis, WI. I became a believer at the age of 19. I moved to Chicago to further my education and study of the Bible. God led me to a bible study in Chicago where I grew immensely and met my wife and best friend, Marianne. We have been married 36 years, have three grown children, Anne (Brennan), John (Monica) and Mike, we also have two grandchildren Trent and Madalyn. I have been involved in numerous church plantings, one of which I served as pastor/elder for seven years. I was then called to Waukesha Bible Church where I served as Associate Pastor for seven years. Kettle Moraine Community Church called me to minister as Senior Pastor in 2003, when Brian McIntyre, the previous pastor was called to serve in Africa with his family. I have also been on over 20 missions trips all over central America And have a burden for missions. I have taken courses at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha and Moody Bible Institute. I am involved in continuing education from Moody.I strongly believe in learning more about what we have in Christ and using it in our lives. Marianne and I feel privileged to be serving the people in this church community.
Associate Pastor - Aaron Hunter
Aaron Hunter is the Associate Pastor at Kettle Moraine Community Church, working mainly with young adults and marrieds. Aaron’s childhood was spent in California before his parents answered a call to serve the Lord as missionaries in Liberia, West Africa where Aaron spent his high school years. He then returned to the States to attend and graduate from New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI. There he met and married his wife Bobbie in 1993. Aaron and his wife began volunteering in Jr. /Sr. High ministry with Waukesha Bible Church in 1995 where they both realized that God was creating a desire to serve the Lord full time in the ministry to teens. Aaron responded to God’s call to serve in youth ministry part time with Kettle Moraine Community Church in 2000 and became full time in March of 2009. Aaron’s heartbeat is first of all for God and his family and then to share the gospel and see those who know Him as Savior to walk in grow in their relationship with Him! Aaron and Bobbie currently live in Waukesha and have 2 little gifts from God Carlea, 19 and Cameron 16. Aaron enjoys basketball, working on his “honey do list” and spending time with his wife and kids. The Hunter’s enjoy time with each other, camping, hanging out with their families and cozy movie nights at home.
Youth Pastor - Aaron Ricklefs
Aaron Ricklefs is the youth pastor here at KMCC. He and his wife, Rachel met at New Tribes Bible Institute in 2009 and married the following year. After attending Moody Bible Institute and moving to various locations in the Midwest, they felt God leading them to serve at KMCC in youth ministry in Spring of 2014. Because Aaron grew up in the Eagle/Mukwonago area and attended KMCC during high school, he was excited to back in his old stomping grounds! He heart for ministry is to teach, equip and challenge young people in their relationship with Christ and love those around them. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys playing the drums and guitar, having adventures with his family, and anything that involves adrenaline. He and Rachel drink large amounts of coffee daily to keep up with their fourteen-month old son, Gunnar. They are expecting their second son in January!
Worship/Media Coordinator – Dallas Bednar
Dallas is the worship coordinator here at KMCC. He has been attending the church since it was founded, growing up in our children’s ministry and youth group. After High School he attended New Tribes Bible Institute for one year. After which he decided to pursue his passion for music. Dallas has been in several bands and has travled all around the country playing music. In spring of 2013 he came on staff as our worship coordinator.