MEET THE
TEAM

A lot of different people, with different strengths and talents, make up Keller Park Church. Here are a few of them.

CARRIE BADERTSCHER
Community Pastor

Hi! My name is Carrie, and I serve as the community pastor. My primary focus is on families, youth, and children. I also serve as a resident missionary in the community with Keller Park Ministries. I find great delight in people and strive to live my life with whimsy. My most favorite things are vacations, block parties, and laughing kids. I am the mama of two spicy little ladies and one chubby-cheeked-and-incredibly-sweet son. My sidekick in life is my husband, David (who patiently endures all the whimsy).

DAVID CRAMER
Teaching Pastor

Hi, I’m David, and I’m the teaching pastor. My aim in this role is to equip the church to be a faithful witness to the transformative power of the gospel. My wife, Andrea, and I first joined KPC in 2008 and returned again in 2017 after a five-year stint in Waco, Texas, where I completed a doctorate in theology at Baylor University. I enjoy cooking, reading, and writing. As a bivocational pastor, I also teach theology courses at a nearby seminary and edit for a Christian publisher in Grand Rapids. My remaining time is spent keeping up with our two young kids and our dog, Stanley. You can find my writing in the Christian Century, The Mennonite, Priscilla Papers, Sojourners, and the South Bend Tribune.

 

AMBER KREIDER
Administrative Assistant

Hey! I’m Amber. I do the administrative tasks here at KPC. I love good pens and great coffee. My favorite part of working at KPC is Pastry Tuesday.

 

KERRIE PETERSON
Worship Director

Hello, I’m Kerrie. I have been involved with the music ministry at KPC for the past seven years. It has been a blessing to come alongside amazing musicians, vocalists, song leaders, administrative coordinators, pastors and friends as we participate in this beautiful exchange of worshiping our Creator. I feel honored and humbled to be in the role of worship director. My husband, Todd, and I live in a cozy house along the river with our two kids and various pets. Aside from all the mom and wife things I do, you will find me immersed in nature, music, and songwriting—and most likely drinking a cup of coffee.

 

SARAH GREENAWALT
Missions Coordinator

Hi, I’m Sarah. My husband, Brandon, and I have been part of the KPC family since 2010. I graduated from Bethel College with a degree in psychology and worked as the director of community outreach for Hope Ministries in South Bend for seven years before pursuing my new gig as a stay at home mom to a our two young children. As missions coordinator, I give a Monthly Missions Movement (MMM) presentation to update our church family on the local and global missionaries we’re connected to. The MMM also includes ideas and resources for how to educate and unite ourselves as a church committed to praying for and standing with those who are hurting in our neighborhood and world.

 

TODD PETERSON
Facilities

Howdy! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Todd. My wife, Kerrie, and I bought our first home in the Keller Park neighborhood in 2003. It took us over seven years to find KPC, the amazing little church around the corner with fantastic people and fellowship. Since that first visit, it has been a blast being able to serve the church and community with my time and handiness. In my spare time I try to keep up with my two terrific kids, play soccer, and fix a good many things.

 

JOEL BOEHNER
Board Chairman

Hi, I’m Joel. I’m married to Anne, and we have two kids, both adopted through foster care. Anne and I came to KPC in 2008 and have been deeply involved in service here ever since. I am very blessed to, by God’s grace, help move the mission of this church forward and seek to do so by serving as board chairman and by serving as a nursery worker. Talk to me about babies, budgets, and anything in between—I’d love to hear your story.