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 been serving in Kids Ministry for over 20 years! She has been the Children's Director at GCN since 2014. Kim and her Husband Mark have 2 children, Claire who graduated from A&M in May 2018 and is currently attending Med School in Galveston and Thomas who is working on his second year at A&M. Kim enjoys spending time with family, cooking and caring for those in need.

    Children@gcnaz.org

  • JOHN KNIGHT

    ADULT PasTOr

    John and his wife, Sheryl, came to GCN from the California Bay Area.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Nazarene University, and a Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary.  As a businessman, John has had his own Financial and Investment Advisory firm for over 30 years assisting families with financial decisions.  As a Pastor, John has a passion for the Church to become grounded in "the ways of the Kingdom" and become that "counter-culture" expression as the Body of Christ.  As for hobbies, he enjoys golf, coffee with friends, reading interesting books, or listening to Hammond Organ gospel and jazz.  John and Sheryl have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. 

    johnsknight50@gmail.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

    Discipleship ministries 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.