MEET THE STAFF

  • Jon Mroos

    Lead Pastor

    Jon has been the Lead Pastor at Frontline since January 2019. He and his wife Jessica are from Seattle and have spent the last 15 years planting, reviving, and pastoring churches in Washington State, California, and Cambodia. Jon is deeply passionate about teaching the Bible in a way that all can grasp, helping people explore a life with Jesus, developing the hearts of leaders within the church, and training leaders internationally. Jon and Jessica have two daughters in college, Maddy and Auna. Jon is a graduate of Berean Baptist College, Piedmont University, and is currently finishing a degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. When Jon isn’t doing ministry, you’ll find his nose in a J.R.R. Tolkien book, dreaming up a trip to see historical sites, or exploring the outdoors with his lovely wife. Get in touch with Jon at pastor@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Chris Opiela

    Associate Pastor/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 two daughters. Get in touch with Chris at copiela@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • William Nockles

    Associate Pastor

    Will came to Frontline in May of 2018 after serving at a church plant in his home-town of Portland, Oregon for nearly five 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 three little boys. He has his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boise Bible College and is particularly passionate about conversations over coffee, writing music, and church planting. Get in touch with Will at wnockles@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • 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. 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. Get in touch with Dondria at women@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Auna Mroos

    Worship Leader

    Auna serves as Frontline’s Worship Leader. She is a student at Los Angeles Pacific University, working on a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She is deeply passionate about serving the people of God through music and leading them each week into His presence through worship. Auna holds her position in high regard, as she believes that worship through music is such a powerful way for people to encounter the love of Jesus. Outside of leading worship on Sundays, Auna enjoys hiking and exploring with her family, taking long road trips, and reading good books. She is also an avid Lord of the Rings fan. Get in touch with Auna at worshipadmin@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Caroline Lebakken

    Graphic Design & Media Specialist

    Caroline takes care of our graphics, website, and social media. She’s currently working on her Masters in Graphic Design, due to graduate May of 2021. Above anything else, she loves to explore the heart of God through Scripture, prayer, and, of course, art, and she's dedicated to demonstrate the glory and the beauty of God through all she does. When she’s not designing, she loves writing, good conversation, personality theory (she's an Enneagram 1w9 and INFJ), and dreaming big about God’s good plans for what’s to come. She also takes on freelance projects for branding and publication design. Get in touch with Caroline at graphics@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Marcus Gradney

    Production Manager

    Marcus Gradney is proud to serve as Frontline Community Church’s Production Manager, where his responsibilities include supervising the in-house and digital production staff. He has been a member of the congregation since October 2019 and an active part of the Frontline Community. In addition to his duties with Frontline, Marcus owns and operates Phos Dios Productions, which provides Social Media/Video Marketing and production services in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Marcus’s proven talents for writing, producing, and hosting video content have increased customer engagement and conversion on multiple projects, including TV spots, digital ads, and more. He has broad experience with videography, lighting, and audio, as well. “I love the Lord and consider it a privilege to serve in the house in any compacity He would have me.”   

    Marcus and his wife Irina have two sons, Lukas and Liam, and a daughter named Eliana. In his role with Frontline, Marcus looks forward to helping to bring the church’s message to a broader audience while continuing to inspire and inform current members through creative media.

  • Peter Mesaeel

    Audio Technician

    Peter and his family have been a part of Frontline for 7 years. They moved to Germany from Egypt, and they love serving the Lord, whenever and however they can. When he’s not mixing sound at the church, or helping his dad in their tech shop, you can find him recording worship songs at his small home studio. He loves playing any instrument but is especially passionate on the drums. He has been studying music production courses online from Berklee College of Music. Peter’s dream is to become a music producer. Get in touch with Peter at audio@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Stephanie Abel

    Frontline Kids Curriculum Coordinator

    It is with great excitement that Stephanie joins the Frontline team. Although Stephanie and her family have lived overseas since 2011, Stephanie calls Mississippi home and misses home so much! Stephanie's family is her rock, and she couldn't survive without them. Stephanie is married to her best friend, Tamas, and they have two children, a son born in 2015 and a daughter born in 2017. Stephanie says she has a huge heart and is most happy when she is helping others. Get in touch with Stephanie at sabel@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Aimee Beasley

    Frontline Kids Nursery Coordinator

    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. Get in touch with Aimee at abeasley@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Jennifer Lasly

    Frontline Kids Nursery Coordinator

    Jennifer has been a part of the Frontline Kids Team since January 2020. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, since 2003 and they have 4 kids, Megan (2007), Joseph (2009), Joshua (2014) and angel baby Nikolas. She is from Texas and enjoys everything that comes from her home state! Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is a recent graduate of instructor training with Revelation Wellness© where she desires to help people walk in their God given identity and get free from anything holding them back. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing the light in their eyes when they learn something new. Jennifer enjoys going on dates with her husband, music, movement therapy, spending time with her family, adult coloring books and an occasional book. Get in touch with Jennifer at jlasly@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Laura Martin

    Frontline Kids School Age Coordinator

    Laura is very excited to be the new coordinator for the school age kid’s ministry during the 9 am service.  She is originally from Texas (the true God’s country), but has lived in Germany for a little over a year.  Laura and her husband, Aaron, have been married for 12 years.  They had five kids in five years, the oldest, Grace, is in Heaven.  Her three boys and 1 girl, ranging from 7-3 keep her crazy busy at home.  She home schools the three older children as well.  As a family, they love the outdoors, animals, and gardening.  Laura loves to have quiet time with her Bible, running, and Cross Fit. Get in touch with Laura at lmartin@frontlinecommunity.org.