Ministry Team


Kita Jean-Marc Mutwale-Pastor
Melanie Murr – Administrative Assistant
Linda Keiper – Lay Staff Member
Deb VanMatre – Organist, Pianist, Choir Director, Bell Choir Director
Stephanie Leisinger – Custodian
Brandon Jacques – Lay Leader

Kita Jean-Marc Mutwale: Pastor Jean-Marc was appointed to Gibbon Faith United in July 2022.  He is married to Falonne and has three children including two daughters, Ketsia and Keren; and a son, Godwill, who was born shortly after his appointment.  Pastor Jean-Marc believes that a church is a place that transforms people’s lives in all areas and encourages them to live a faithful and sanctified life with God.

Melanie Murr: Melanie
began working for Faith United in 2021. As a part-time administrative assistant Melanie’s duties include bookkeeping, accounting, maintaining the church records, newsletter and much, much more.


Deb VanMatre: Deb leads the musical ministry at Faith United Church through her service as organist, pianist and leader of the chancel choir and bell choir all as a volunteer. Deb and her husband Nick, are lifelong Gibbonites. They have two children, Craig and Alissa. Craig and his wife, Heidi, live in Norwalk, Iowa. Alissa and her husband, Andrew, and children Baylee and Kinley, live in Gibbon. Deb has been a church member since 1975, and has served as organist since 1979. She majored in music at Kearney State College and studied under Arlene Williams, Gaylene Fowler, Doris Ganz and Nancy Whitman. In addition to Faith United, Deb volunteers her time as an accompanist for the Gibbon High School choir and district music soloists.