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.

  • Ryan Ward

    Operations Manager

    A native of Colorado, Ryan joined the Frontline team in August of 2020. He started his ministry career working with students before he entered the business world. Over the last ten years, he has bounced between the business world and running business operations at church. Ryan takes great joy in taking care of business operations within the church as well as caring for staff while building a healthy organizational culture. Presently, he is working towards a MS in Organizational Leadership and enjoys reading, spending time with his wife, Jenny, and FaceTiming with his college freshman when he decides to actually call. Get in touch with Ryan at rward@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Alexandra Ybarra

    Office Administrator and Event Coordinator

    Alexandra is happy to be a part of the Frontline Staff Team. She grew up in Germany but has lived in several countries. Most recently, she spent 10 months in India serving with a Christian organization fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. She loves how God reveals Himself in all circumstances. Alex is thankful to share life with her husband Adam. They enjoy travelling, going to concerts and the theatre, as well as taking long walks with their fur baby Ponyboy. Get in touch with Alex at admin@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.

  • Jane Brumley

    Treasurer

    Jane Brumley has served Frontline as Treasurer since April 2017 and now joins the staff as our Treasurer/Comptroller (Budget Analyst). She has been a military spouse for over 30 years. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Ramstein in December 2016. They have four boys, whose ages range from 9-26! Jane has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Champlain College. She is thoroughly enjoying her time traveling throughout Europe. When not travelling or working, she likes to spend time with her family, read and volunteers at tax centers during tax season. Get in touch with Jane at finance@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 very passionate about the ministry and feels so grateful to be helping oversee the organizational piece of the church. She is also a part of the worship team at Frontline and absolutely loves using her gifts to serve the Lord and bless others. Outside of administration and organization, Auna enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, traveling to new countries, and eating ice cream with friends. 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, and feels so blessed to be working in a job she’s passionate about. She’s a Liberty University graduate, currently working on her Masters of Fine Art in Graphic Design. Above anything else, she loves Jesus and loves to explore who He is and His heart through Scripture, prayer, and, of course, art. 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 4w5 and INFJ), and dreaming big about God’s good plans for what’s to come. 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 6 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. Aimee is also a leader in TAG (Teens After God), Frontline's teen group. 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.

  • Emily Toone

    Frontline Kids Nursery Coordinator

    Emily Toone is so excited to have joined the Frontline Kids Team! Her and her husband, Scott have been in Germany since March of 2019. She is originally from Augusta, GA where she met her husband doing something they both love - Crossfit! They don’t have any kids yet, but she spends her time loving on her two fur-babies. Emily enjoys home-making, cooking, singing, Crossfit, and spending time with her friends. Get in touch with Emily at etoone@frontlinecommunity.org.

  • Cassidy Chiasson

    Frontline Kids School Age Coordinator

    Cassidy is from God’s country (aka Arkansas). She has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, was a collegiate athlete, is a certified fitness instructor, and is really passionate about people knowing the hope of the gospel. Her wonderful husband's name is Cameron, and they have a two year old named Roman. They love Jesus and people. Cassidy and Cameron really enjoy spending quality time as a family, loving on their community, being active, and they will NEVER turn down a game of ping pong. Get in touch with Cassidy at cchiasson@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.

  • Desiree Pfitzer

    Frontline Kids School Age Coordinator

    Desiree is thrilled to be part of Frontline’s Children Ministries. She and her family moved to Germany in March 2019. She has been married to her husband, Brent, for 6 years and they have a two-year-old son, Brock. They are currently in the process of adopting a baby! Desiree loves children and plans on being an advocate as a social worker for children in the foster system; she is currently working on her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Grand Canyon University. She and her family enjoy hiking, bike riding, game nights, and movie marathons. Desiree was a missionary for seven years prior to her marriage and, she is excited to be serving God in a meaningful and impactful way again! Get in touch with Desiree at dpfitzer@frontlinecommunity.org.