Meet the joy community Team

The staff and elders here at Joy Community Church are comprised of men and women who love,
care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free
to reach out and email them. You can contact the church office at

Our Pastors

  • David Rispoli - Lead PASTOR

    Pastor David Rispoli has been the lead pastor at Joy Community Church since 1997. At the age of 16, he was captured by a message about the love of God and committed his life to his passion of sharing that message with everyone he meets, seeing people come into a relationship with Jesus and making a difference in the world. David’s wife, Jennifer, is his partner in ministry and they have four wonderful children, Amanda, Alyssa, Anthony and Austin.

    Email: | Phone: 314-606-4272

  • Kevin Gambill - CAMPUS Care PASTOR

    Kevin came to Joy Community Church through Church at the Bar in 2013.  A former staff Director of Youth Ministry, Kevin and his wife of 25 years found a church home where they can continue to share and grow in God's love. Kevin was ordained as a bi-vocational pastor at Joy in 2016. He has a passion for mission work, both domestic and foreign, and has led 27 mission trips since 2003.  He and Lori have lived in the St. Charles area for 25 years have 2 grown children.  Kevin loves music, playing guitar, trap shooting and fishing. 


  • Jennifer Cruse - CAMPUS PASTOR

    Pastor Jennifer is our newest pastor at Joy. She has been a Joy partner since 2006, where she immediately began a leadership role as youth leader then Joy Kids leader. She has had a variety of roles in the community from school board member to cheerleading coach to girl scout leader but most importantly, she is a wife and mother of 2 great kids.  Jennifer's love for God and for God's people is what has brought her to this calling as a Pastor at Joy. She is passionate about following, sharing, and teaching God's word. 


  • Scott Bowles - Worship pASTOR

    Scott has been serving Joy since 1997 as Worship Leader. He has been married to Sandy for 26 years and they have two kids, Devon and Alison. Scott loves to play computer games and is addicted to chocolate. He is also passionate about helping people get out of debt, get on a plan and find financial peace.

    Email: | Phone: 636-279-0465

  • Jace Meints - Youth and Children's pastor

    Jace has been the Youth Pastor at Joy since September of 2017. He and his wife Suzy have been married since 2013. They have three children, Cora, Theo, and Ella. In his free time he loves spending time with his family and is also a Chicago sports enthusiast, especially for the Cubs and Blackhawks. He is an avid movie buff, and not only has a heart for teens and youth ministry, but evangelism as well. 
    Email: | Phone: 217-801-0389

  • JEff Thackston - Uno Mas Ministries

    To learn more about Uno Mas Ministries see the website at


  • Don Moorman - Campus Pastor

  • Paul Baehmann - CAMPUS PASTOR


  • Tim Kilz - Director of finance

    Tim Kilz serves as Treasurer for Joy. He and his wife, Amy, and children, Jordan, Carley and Jack, have been partners at Joy since 1996. Tim and Amy are responsible for Joy's annual Trivia Night, which subsidizes the budget for youth ministry at Joy. As a long time partners, Tim feels Joy's best attribute is the "come as you are" attitude at Joy Community.


  • Maggie ConKle - Communications Director

    Maggie found Joy Community Church through our Church at the Bar ministry in 2013. She served on the communion and greeter/usher teams before accepting the Director of Communications position in 2018. She loves seeing people connect their lives to Christ and grow spiritually. She enjoys watching movies, knitting, reading books and spending time with family and friends and her cats. 



    Rachel joined Joy Community Church in 2019 after moving from the Chicago area. She is so blessed by the sweet spirit of the Joy partners that made her family feel right at home. She is a wife and mom. She was a previous public school teacher and now is blessed to be able to homeschool. She is passionate about sharing Christ's love with students.



  • BArb Chatman - Elder

    Barb and her husband, Sam, and children, Trey and Abby, have been partners at Joy since 1999. Barb is in management with Yankee Candle. At Joy, she is in charge of the nursery ministry. Her favorite thing about Joy is the awesome people! 


  • John Eckenfelds - Elder

    John Eckenfels became a partner with Joy in 2005. John has been a part of the tech team for about as long as he has been a partner. John has children, Jonah and Lucy, who also attend on a weekly basis. He recently started a new job about six months ago practicing detail and support design work. 


  • diana File

    Diana and her family have been partners since 2005 and love their Joy family! Diana and her husband Terry have 3 children, Ashley, Paige and TJ. Diana loves to spend time with family and friends and, of course, meeting new people. She invites you to come and see why Joy is so contagious! 


  • Stacy johnson

    Stacy has been a partner at Joy since 2014. She says that she is blessed to work in customer service for ISC Surfaces, a company that continues to show her much love and acceptance very similar to Joy. At Joy she is currently a leader in the Greeter/Usher Ministry and in training to be a part of Joy Care Ministry. Her Favorite thing about Joy is all of the amazing people who are passionate about worshipping God and loving others they way God loves us.