MEET THE STAFF

Click on any of the staff's pictures or names to contact them.

  • gary Preston

    LEAD PASTOR & ELDER

    Gary has been the lead pastor at Frontline since May 2014. He and his wife Suzanne are from Colorado and have pastored two other international churches in Europe, one in Naples, Italy, and the other in Vienna, Austria. Gary loves helping people take their first step in becoming followers of Jesus and then growing as disciples of Christ. His greatest passion is to lead the church to become the hands and feet of Jesus to people in the church, the community and throughout the world. Gary and Suzanne have two grown sons, one an Air Force pilot, the other a family practice physician. Gary is a graduate of Westmont College and Denver Seminary. Adventure travel, cycling, music, hiking, family and good friends are some of their greatest joys in life.

  • mike walk

    Frontline CITY CHURCH PASTOR

    Mike has served as Assoicate Pastor since 2013. He grew up in suburban Chicago and has been married to his wife, Jenn, since 2005. They have three young children, Elliott, Carson, and Emmeline. In addition to being a U.S. ARMY veteran, Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.A.) and Liberty Theological Seminary (MDiv / ThM). His personal goal is to earn his Doctorate degree in the near future. Mike is the campus pastor of our satellite campus Frontline City Church in Kaiserslautern.  Mike enjoys reading, eating good food (especially pizza), and spending time with his family.

  • Josh ramsay

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    Coming from Tennessee, Josh has been in full-time ministry for over a decade, working with youth and college age students. He and his wife, Teri, joined the Frontline team July 2015, along with their newborn Ella Rose. Josh has a bachelors degree in Communications from Asbury University and Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife love the Lord and introducing people to Him. Josh is also a fanatic Tennessee Volunteers fan.

  • mike pontiff

    elder

    Mike serves as an Elder. He grew up as a military ki living in Louisiana, Virginia, Texas, and North Dakota (twice). He met his wife, Melissa, at Texas A&M where he graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology. Mike also holds an M.A in Education from the University of Oklahoma. He commissioned in the U.S. Air Force shortly after college and he married a few months after that. He and his wife have five children from two sibling adoptions. Mike enjoys talking with couples about adoption and helping families with parenting or financial issues. He also enjoys talking about being an Air Force pilot. He is currently serving a second tour here in Germany. A few of his favorite things: Food – local European cuisine which varies depending on the day; Travel Spot – Any place with his wife; Movie – Forest Gump.

  • ITA Udoaka

    Elder

    Ita is our newest Elder. He was born in Sacramento California, but grew up in Lagos,  Nigeria. He met his wife LaShea at North Carolina A&T University where they both graduated with degrees in Chemical Engineering. Ita serves in the US Air Force and LaShea is a math teacher at Ramstein High School. They found Frontline in 2009 after accidentally joining a life group. They have been actively involved ever since serving in the Men's and Women's ministries. Ita enjoys mentoring, discovering Biblical truths through storytelling, and fitness. Ita and LaShea have two wonderful sons, Solomon and Samuel.



  • mark ciero

    elder

    Mark serves in First Impressions, FBCKids, and as Elder. Mark started as a newsboy in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the AF Academy and from MIT as an engineer. While in school, he married his first love and better-half, Elaine. Shortly afterwards, Mark found a second love, fighter aircraft. Mark completed F-15E training in 1996. He often points at his watch and tells war stories, which some are exaggerated. Mark loves Jesus, Parables, and teaching. They were blessed with two boys: Benjamin--star athlete, playing Division III football and Jonathan--academic, percussionist, and bowler. Elaine works full-time for the Ramstein Schools as a Registrar and serves all over Frontline. They enjoy running and, at least Mark, history. Food - lots, especially ice cream; Travel - sunny and warm; Movie - Fletch; Pants - khaki; Drinks - coke zero; Smiles - always.

  • teresa guionnauD

    LEAD PASTOR'S ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    OFFICE MANAGER

    Teresa is our Office Administrator/Manager. She has been married for 30+ yrs to her husband Rene’, and has 5 lovely daughters. She has been a life long Air Force brat, including active duty service, and has lived around the world. She’s passionate about traveling and taking the perfect family photo at all destinations, loving her daughters, and spoiling their young grandson Jonathan. In her spare time, Teresa also enjoys cake decorating, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and taxi-ing her girls to all their events.

  • KEiaffa Levi

    Administrative assistant for Associate pastor

    Keiaffa serves as the administrative assistant for Frontline Community church and our City Church Campus. Keiaffa is originally from Iowa where she met her husband Thomas. Keiaffa has been involved with ministries like Youth for Christ and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She and her husband Thomas are big sports fans and enjoy watching Iowa Hawkeye football. They are raising two beautiful children. Keiaffa enjoys the outdoors, reading, crafting, and traveling. 

  • mary beth calland

    Worship MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Mary Beth joined our team in February 2016. She has a B.S. in Commercial Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Music Business, from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Worship is a deeply rooted passion and she has been on worship teams since the age of 17. Originally from Florida, when she isn’t wearing her cowboy boots, you can find her barefoot soaking up the sun. Mary Beth is married to Matthew, who is living his dream as a pilot, and they have three amazing children. In her free time she enjoys sewing and spending quality time with her family.

  • RACHEL ROBERTS

    Children's ministry Director

    Rachel Roberts joined the FC Kids Team in July as the Assistant Children's Ministry Director, and now has taken the position of Children's Director in February. Rachel came to us from the great state of Oklahoma where she grew up loving Jesus and Sooner Football. Rachel is passionate about sharing the love of God with children and teaching them that living for God is a blast! She started serving in children's ministry as a youth group leader after graduation from high school and has been serving in some area of children's ministry ever since. She and her husband Charles, also a native Okie, have been married for 12 years and have 5 amazing kids. Rachel loves traveling and exploring new places and cuisines as well as cooking, reading and sewing. 

  • Christi Aeschleman

    assistant children's Director

    Christi Aeschleman is the new Assistant Children’s Director.  Christi and her family have been attending Frontline for about one year now.  They were drawn to Frontline right away; jumping in and volunteering at VBS, Trunk or Treat, and the Happy Birthday Jesus party.  With six kids, ranging from 3 -19 years old, they cover just about every age group on Sunday mornings too. Here’s an interesting fact about the Aeschleman family; five of their six kids are adopted!  Two separate sibling groups, through foster care.  (But bet you can’t figure out which is which.)  It reminds them that when we accept Christ into our hearts, we are adopted into God’s family.  Unique individuals, with different stories and backgrounds.  But made perfect, inseparable, and loved!  How awesome is that!  She looks forward to having an exciting year of planting seeds in the hearts of God’s children. 

  • Jeff Fletcher

    Finance Book keeper

    Jeff and his wife Stacy arrived in Germany in 2013 from Omaha, Nebraska. He majored in Business Economics and Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara. He received his MBA from Arizona State University. Jeff joined the Frontline Staff in May of 2016. He enjoys spending time with his family, homeschooling his 3 children and playing guitar.