We are blessed to have an amazing team, that is focused on Jesus!  Together they help to lead and guide our church into all that the Lord has for Kipling Peoples Church.  Get to know our team a little better below.

Our Team​

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Merodee & Kevin Hassler 
Lead Pastors

 Merodee & Kevin both grew up in the Kipling area.  They are not only amazing pastors but also well respected in business. Together they oversee and lead the People's church.  Both Merodee & Kevin attended Eston College and graduated from the Master's Commission discipleship program.


Merodee & Kevin are a passionate couple who are committed to following the Lord, and His purposes! They have 4 wonderful children, and 7 grandchildren!

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Charla Smyth
Assistant Pastor

Charla is such a gifted member of the ministry team. She takes on many responsibilities with her main focus being on next generation ministries and worship. Charla has a passion to see people equipped in the confidence of God's love and grace. She is very involved in the community and has a creative side that all are able to benefit from!

Nicole Levey
Pastor of Worship & Admin

Nicole is responsible for overseeing the worship arts and administration for KPC. She is a discerning and talented member of our pastoral team. Nicole is dedicated to seeing the KPC family encounter Jesus and experience transformation by the Holy Spirit! 

Karen Bachtold

Karen oversees the financial department at KPC. Karen is wholehearted and diligent in all that she does! She is passionate about Jesus, Healing ministry and meeting the needs of those around her!

Karen and her husband, Chris, have 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Chris & Karen are also the custodians at The People's Church

Our Elders​

Dave & Rosemary Cowan
Don & Lois Toth

Our Board of Deacons

Torrie Caswell
Evelyn Szakacs
Gloria Luscombe
Roy Petterson
Chris Bachtold
Tyler Waynert