Our Staff

  • Joe Ibanez

    Lead Pastor

    Joe has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology & Ministry from Southern Nazarene University. He also has a Masters of Divinity with a special emphasis in Christian History from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Joe is a skilled communicator and teacher who has over fifteen years experience in teaching and preaching. Joe loves to hang out with his wife and kids and go hiking, biking, and or golfing for a fun and relaxing  day of sabbath and restoration. 


  • 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.




    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. 


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Megan Ibanez

    Care Coordinator

    Megan has both a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and currently works as a clinical therapist in Georgetown. Megan has a passion for connecting others to the therapeutic community and hopes that in doing so, the overall well-being of our community will be enhanced. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and baking.