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 steps to 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 married sons, one a Southwest Airlines pilot (and Air Force National Guard 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.

  • JOSH RAMSAY

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    Coming from Tennessee, Josh has been in full-time ministry since 2003, working first and foremost with youth and college age students. He and his wife, Teri, joined the Frontline team July 2015. They have two beautiful girls. Josh has a Bachelor 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.

  • CHRIS OPIELA

    campus pastor

    Chris started at Frontline in July 2017. He and his wife Kelly met in grade school in Pennsylvania. They served together as missionaries for three years in East Asia prior to coming to Germany. Chris has a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. They love books, making memories through travel, and talking about Jesus with people who’ve never heard of Him. They have one daughter, Eleanor.

  • William nockles

    Worship Pastor

    Will came to Frontline in May of 2018 after leading worship at a church plant in his home-town of Portland, Oregon for four and a half years. He and his wife Annie met as high schoolers on a mission trip to Haiti. They love hiking, traveling, hosting people, water sports, and singing with their two little boys, Lewis & Dean. He has his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boise Bible College and is particularly passionate about developing relationships through conversations over coffee, writing music, and church planting. 

  • 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’s passionate about traveling and taking the perfect family photo at all destinations, loving her daughters, and spoiling their grandson.  Teresa has been involved in Missionettes, Children's Ministries, teaching Women's Bible Studies and participating in prayer groups. In her spare time, Teresa also enjoys cake decorating, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and being an Irish Dance Mom.

  • Leah Medina

    GRAPHIC DESIGN & Associate Pastor's Administrative assistant

    Leah is our Graphic Design/Administrative Assistant and is excited to be a part of the Frontline Team. She is from Heidelberg, Germany, and grew up within the military community. Leah has a double bachelors degree in Digital Media & Web Technology/Software Development & Security from the University of Maryland University College. When she’s not busy with pixels or code, she enjoys traveling, warm beverages, and learning about Jesus.

  • JESSICA BANDA

    FINANCE BOOKKEEPER

    Jessica is an accounting major who is very excited to join the Frontline team and serve the Lord working in her career field! She's been married to her wonderful husband for almost 4 years. They met while both of them were in the Air Force. They have two handsome little boys; Christian (2 years old) and Gabriel (4 months old). In her free time, she loves to run and is currently training for her first half marathon! She has also found a new love for cooking and finding new recipes to try for her family! 

  • Dondria Wallace

    WOMEN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Dondria is very excited to serve as Women’s Ministry Director as of June 2018.  She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she met her husband of 24 years, Lloyd Malone. Lloyd and Dondria have four teenagers who keep them on their toes! Their family is a “nerdy” bunch who loves to talk about technology. Dondria is a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served over 13 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserves, as an avionics technician and wide-band radio technician. She is a graduate of Texas A & M, with a Bachelors Degree in engineering technology. Dondria is also a breast cancer survivor who enjoys sharing stories about God’s faithfulness throughout her journey. Her hobbies include jewellery making, adult colouring books, card making and eating new foods. 

  • Stephanie Benson

    FC KIDS Ministry Director

    Stephanie is thrilled to serve as FC Kids Director.  She is originally from Delaware but has moved around quite a bit, having lived in 9 states and 3 countries. She met her wonderful husband David at church camp the summer before 6th grade.  They have been married over 10 years and have two beautiful young children.  Stephanie earned a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design from Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Special Education from UNLV.  Stephanie has a love for learning, teaching, exercising, traveling, eating, and spending time with her family.

  • Crystal Arnold

    FC KIDS assistant Director

    Crystal is excited  and humbled to be apart of FC kids Ministry. She has been married for 10 yrs to her husband Jessie, and they have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls that she home schools. Crystal was born in New York and spent the majority of her adult life traveling the globe courtesy of the Air Force either on Active Duty or as a spouse. She enjoys praying, hanging out with her family, reading, watching sports and organizing. Jessie and Crystal  are Life Group leaders and are very passionate about healthy marriages. They coordinate the Art of Marriage Conference in the spring and fall. 

  • Dani Wheeler

    fc kids team coordinator

    Dani is a Navy brat and Air Force wife who has been walking with Christ for over 20 years.  She enjoys cuddles with her two kids, Abigail & Isaiah, hikes with her furry mutt and living all over the world with her husband, Mike.  Dani is passionate about rescuing animals and adoption.  She likes crocheting, reading, and crafting.  She is excited to help the FC kids team grow!


  • AIMEE BEASLEY

    FC KIDS NEW FAMILIES

    Aimee is so happy and blessed to be a part of the FC kids Ministry. She was married to her best friend on Valentine's Day 2000. In the almost 19 years of marriage, Aimee and her husband Daniel have been blessed with 6 children, 2 girls, and 4 boys. Her kids range in age from 4 - 17. Aimee has been homeschooling for the past 8 years. She has been a part of children's ministry since she was in her early teens. She loves music, spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and baking. Aimee is also a leader in TAG (Teens After God), Frontline's  teen group.