• Chris Opiela

    Lead Pastor/Elder

    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 and one son.

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  • Chris Arbona

    Associate Pastor/Elder

    Chris feels honored to serve as the Ministry Pastor. He is originally from NYC, but moved to Southern California by age 10. He joined the United States Air Force at age 18, and is now retired and an empty-nester with his wife Lourdes. They love God, family, and community. Their youngest is currently in college with the oldest two starting their families. The Arbona’s will be welcoming their first grandchild summer 2022! Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education Studies and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling. He joined Frontline in 2018 and has been an Elder since 2021. Overall, he and his wife enjoy laughing, traveling, and helping others.

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  • William Nockles

    Associate Pastor/Elder

    Will came to Frontline in May of 2018 after serving at a church plant in his home-town of Portland, Oregon for five years. He and his wife Annie met as high schoolers on a mission trip to Haiti. They love hiking, traveling, hosting people, and singing with their three little boys. Though Will's time in ministry has been primarily as a worship leader, he majored in preaching at Boise Bible College. He loves communicating whether that be in writing, from the stage, or his favorite, one-on-one conversations over coffee.

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  • 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 jewelry making, adult coloring books, card making and eating new foods. 

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  • Jana Blount

    Administrative Assistant

    Jana is very excited to serve as Frontline’s Administrative Assistant. She is originally from Heilbronn, Germany. She and her husband David love studying the Word and worshiping together with their little daughter Soraya. Jana has her Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies, Philosophy, and Religion and her Master’s in Media, Ethics, and Religion. As a trained journalist she enjoys writing, talking, and listening to people. In her free time Jana likes to play volleyball and drums. 

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  • Vanessa Cruz

    Human Resources and Facilities Manager

    Vanessa is very excited to join the Frontline team as Administrative assistant. She is originally from Würzburg, Germany and also has roots in Louisiana. Vanessa is a trained Paralegal and is currently working on a Human Resource degree. Vanessa loves spending time with her family, soaking in worship, going on a walks with her dog and two kids, as well as baking and cooking.

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  • Mark June


    Mark is very excited to be Frontline's bookkeeper. Mark, along with his wife, Susana, and daughters have lived in Germany since August of 2021. He grew up in Washington State, but calls Albuquerque, New Mexico home. When Mark is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, helping others, cooking, playing board games, watching football, going on walks, exercising, and exploring Europe. He is a veteran of the USAF and has a bachelor's degree in business administration. His main goal as a bookkeeper is to maintain all key accounts and support the organization to the best of his ability, with a primary focus on God and organizational health. Mark enjoys serving others and loves the Lord with all his heart and soul. Mark is honored and privileged to work at Frontline.  

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  • David Blount

    Worship and Facilities Assistant

    Originally from the DMV area, David spent several years studying voice and music production at Berklee College of Music and then ventured into a 13 year career in the IT field. That career brought him to Germany in 2015. David found his church home with Frontline in 2017 and has felt blessed to use his voice to the glory of God through serving on the worship team ever since. Other than spending time with his favorite person, his wife Jana, and their beautiful daughter, David enjoys watching biblical documentaries, reading, building Legos, and can always be found singing and/or listening to worship music.

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  • 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. 

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  • Neil Malone

    Youth Ministry Coordinator

    Neil has a passion for working with teens. He is originally from Athens, Alabama. He has been in Germany since 2019 but recently moved to the area in June of 2022. He has a bachelor's degree in operations management from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) and is now pursuing a Masters in Teaching with a focus on Special Education. He feels that his calling is to disciple teens whether through classroom instruction, coaching, or direct ministry. He is married to Ashli and they recently had their first child, Christian. He likes to travel and exercise in his free time.

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  • Vanessa Williams

    Graphic Designer

    Vanessa has a passion for design and is excited to serve through her creativity. Originally from Northern California, Vanessa and her family are feeling blessed to have the experience of living here in Germany and are looking forward to meeting new friends and learning more of the area. In addition to Graphic design she loves photography and enjoys documenting all her families travels. 

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  • Jessica González

    Children's Ministry Director

     Jessica is excited to be part of the FC Kids Ministry as the 11am Nursery Coordinator since May 2021. She has been blessed to travel the world along side her husband and her 3 wonderful children. She has experienced many cultures and has met so many amazing people. Serving in different church ministries has brought her great growth and value. Jessica loves to spend time with her family, reading, traveling, gardening and her quiet time with the Lord. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Caitlyn Chase

    Frontline School Age Coordinator

    Caitlyn is very excited to join the Children’s Ministry team as the 11am School Aged Coordinator. She is extremely passionate about helping children grow into the best versions of themselves and truly believes that guiding their spiritual growth is one of the most impactful ways to help them develop. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education from U.C. Davis and is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Liberty University. She grew up in a small town in Northern California, which is where she discovered her love for agriculture, helping others, and God. Caitlyn met her husband Cory while line dancing. They got married in January 2020 and moved to Germany in August 2020. They love line dancing, playing board games, and spending time exploring outdoors. 

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  • Meredith Carpenter

    Frontline Nursery Coordinator

    Meredith is very excited to be a part of this amazing team as the 9am Nursery Coordinator! She has gained invaluable experience through serving with 0-5 year olds at multiple churches over the past military moved, and hopes to make a positive impact in the children’s ministry at Frontline. She is a pediatric occupational therapist and loves working with the special needs population and their families. She married her husband, Dylan, in 2015 and they have two boys aged 2 and 4 years old. The Carpenters are also leading a life group in Weilerbach. As a family they enjoy spending time with friends, playing in the backyard, going to the park, reading books, and playing board games. 

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  • Julia Rolston

    Frontline School Age Coordinator

    I married my husband, Cody, in August 2018, had my daughter, Sophia, in May 2022, and moved to Germany in August 2022. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with my family, including my two dogs, exploring new places, watching sports, and being outside as much as possible. I have worked in kids ministry since I was a teenager and love to watch them grow in their love for Christ. 

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  • Christa Starck

    Frontline Nursery Coordinator

    Christa is excited to join the Frontline team! She has been married to her husband Matthew for 21 years and they have two children, Addison and Wyatt. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University, Go Seminoles! Christa loves children and looks forward to partnering with volunteers to help little ones feel safe and loved at church

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  • David Martinez Jimenez

    Frontline School Age Coordinator

    David and his family have been valued members of the Frontline community since 2021. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, David has devoted his time to various roles within the children's ministry teams, since 2013 showcasing his adaptability and deep passion for sharing his transformative experiences with God. Since 2009, he has shared a joyous marriage with Nichole, and they are blessed with two delightful children. They hold family moments dear and thoroughly enjoy hosting fun game nights and outings.

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  • Claude Armstrong

    Frontline Elder

    Claude started at Frontline in Sep 2020 with his wife Denise. Originally from Dover DE and Kingston Jamaica, they met on a divine appointment in Newark NJ and after many letters and phone calls they were married in 1991. They have served together as deacons, small group leaders, discussion facilitators and lead Bible Study with Claude serving as an Elder in a previous Church plant. Claude has a Bachelors of Architecture from Hampton University and Masters of Urban & Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s worked at three Army Garrisons since 1989 and is currently a Facilities Planner for the Army Garrison at Rheinland-Pfalz. They are empty-nesters with three children, a daughter and two sons, spread along the east coast from Connecticut to Virginia to Florida. They love the Body of Christ and service to His church and enjoy reading, walks together, writing, and board games.

  • Pete Morello

    Frontline Elder

    Pete Morello, one of Frontline’s elders, is originally from Worcester MA, and grew up in a Catholic home. In his mid 30’s he surrendered his life to Jesus. Shortly after, Pete met his wife Heidi in Boise ID, and they have been married over 24 years. They have one daughter, Sophia, who lives with them here in Germany attending Sickingen-Gymnasium in Landstuhl. Pete and his family have lived here for the past 17 years, of which the majority of that time was spent attending Frontline. They have all participated and served in some capacity supporting the church over the years. Pete retired from active duty in 2007 and then also retired from civil service in 2019, following 38+ years with the Air Force. Pete and Heidi lead one of Frontline’s Life Groups, and also participate in Officer’s Christian Fellowship (OCF) on Ramstein Air Base.

  • Corbin Gerald

    Frontline Elder

    Corbin started attending Frontline in Oct 2021. He is originally from Sacramento CA, where he grew up attending Murph Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. Service has always been a part of Corbin's life from an early age; he started service as a member of the choir and the YPD (Young People's Division). Corbin also served as an acolyte and as a member of the
    audio team. He joined the Air Force in 2001, which is where he met his beautiful wife, Frances; with whom they have two amazing daughters Ava and Leila. Corbin has served as a deacon as well as a minister during his time attending the Temple of Praise Ministries in San Antonio TX. There he served on the praise team as well as a Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader
    and Marriage Ministry leader. Corbin has a bachelor's in business administration and an Executive Master of Business Administration. He has worked for the Federal government since he was 19 years old and is currently the team lead for his section at the Baumholder Network Enterprise Center. Corbin is currently one of the leaders of the men's Tuesday night bible study and loves serving the body of Christ in any way he can. He enjoys traveling, singing, all things tech related and is a huge movie aficionado.