Pastors & Elders

Organizational Structure of The Chapel

 The Elders' role is to serve as the overseers of the church body and as fellow shepherds with the pastoral staff by setting vision, giving direction, training leaders, teaching the Bible, and being model disciples.

Pastor Corey Kugle - Lead Pastor
Seth Griffin - Chair - Liaison to Youth Ministry
Jim Spicer - Vice Chair and Liaison to the Nominating Committee
Jeff Templeton - Treasurer and Liaison to Discipleship
Dave Kortebein - Secretary and Liaison to Outreach (Evangelism and Missions)
Mark Dahmer - Liaison to Children's Ministries
Dan Florian - Liaison to Facilities
Kip Wellin - Liaison to Worship
Brian Drimalla -
Lead Pastor
Corey joined the staff at The Chapel in October 2010 and was the Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Discipleship until 2022. He graduated from Butler University with a bachelor’s degree and from Phoenix Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Biblical communication degree. Corey’s previous ministry experience includes serving as an intern with Athletes in Action at Butler University, and as a high school and college pastor in Arizona. Corey is married to Kasey and they have five children, Micah, Adelyn, Avery, Kellen, and Cade. 
Executive Pastor
Bill joined The Chapel staff in October of 2022. Bill has been in full-time ministry since 1999 and has served churches in Texas as Singles and Recreation Ministers. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and received a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. Bill and his wife Jill have been married since 1995 and have one son. 
Pastor of Discipleship
Luke joined the staff at The Chapel in June 2022. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree and from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity. Luke served as a pastoral intern at The Orchard EFC and married Lea in October 2020. 
Pastor of Worship
Kent is a 1990 graduate of Western Illinois University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music education. Prior to entering full-time music ministry, Kent taught middle school and high school band and choir. He served at Parma Heights Baptist Church in Ohio for four years before being called to The Chapel in July 2002. Kent's wife, Susan, recently retired from teaching after 32 years. The Wades have two grown children, Andrew and Michaela (married to Michael) along with two grandchildren, Myles and Melody.

Brendan Keener

Pastor of Students
Brendan graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2009 with a Christians Studies degree and earned a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Before Brendan was called to The Chapel in January 2024 he served as Associate Pastor of Youth at a church in Ennis, Texas for 11 years. Brendan is married to Sarah and they have two kids, Jack and Kate.
Pastor of Outreach
Kris joined the staff at the Chapel in June of 2023. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary with degrees in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies. Prior to being the Pastor of Outreach, he was a youth pastor at two churches in Iowa for 20 years. Kris and his wife Bridgit were married in 2003 and have 4 sons, Ryan, Austin, Zach, and Carson.