Our Staff


  • Joe Ibanez

    Lead Pastor

    Joe has both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Arts in Theology from Southern Nazarene University. He is also currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Pastor Joe loves the outdoors and can be found playing golf and disc golf during his downtime.

    Pastorjoe@gcnaz.org

  • Dustin Dimitri

    Youth & Worship PASTOR

    Dusty  has a  Bachelor of Arts  degree in Theology & Ministry from Southern Nazarene University. Dusty has a heart for both the youth of Georgetown, TX as well as how we as a people worship God. He is an avid coffee drinker, hiker, camper and disc golfer.

    Pastordusty@gcnaz.org  

  • Kim Janes

    CHILDREN'S Director

    Kim has a degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa.  She has been serving in kid ministry for over 20 years.  She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and cooking.  

    Children@gcnaz.org

  • Walter Shepherd

    Senior Adult Director

    Walter has been the Sr. Adult Director at GCN since January 2014 and has attended GCN since 1985. Walter worked in the elevator industry for 42 years and retired in 2002. Walter met his wife Jane in Pasadena, TX in 1959 and got married 6 months later! Walter and Jane have 3 sons; Steve, Scott, and Mike. They are blessed with 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren who they love and enjoy spending time with! Walter’s hobbies include golf, woodcrafts, pickle ball, working out, staying active, and taking care of his wife Jane.

    shep1201@yahoo.com

  • Amanda Shepherd

    administrative Assistant

    Amanda is our fun-loving administrative assistant! She is very outgoing and loves to help folks out, which are great traits to have in her position.  When she isn't putting out fires at the office she loves bargain shopping, gathering with friends in her home, playing with her son Samuel, and spending some quality time with her husband Mike!

    secretary@gcnaz.org

  • Jessie Kopetic

    Middle School Pastor

    Jessie graduated from Concordia Austin with an English degree specializing in writing. She has been at GCN for 13 years, and found a true passion for youth ministry. In her free time, Jessie enjoys playing music, reading, and playing with her dog, Sarge.



  • Jennifer Bergland

    Teaching PASTOR

    Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Nazarene University, a Masters of Arts in Educational Administration from Texas A&M, and a Masters of Arts in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. Jennifer’s passion is helping others learn how to study and apply God’s Word. Her prayer is that as people read and study the Bible, their faith will be strengthened as they experience the power of the Holy Spirit, which then compels them to share this good news with their friends and family. When Jennifer isn’t looking up Greek or Hebrew words, you might find her at the closest Sonic Drive-in getting a large unsweet ice tea.