Leadership

Pastors & Staff

K.Paul Maurer

Lead Pastor

Pastor K. Paul Maurer is a Fort Wayne native. He and his wife Bethany, and 4 children, Adara, Quinn, Sam and Asher joined Avalon's church family on April 4th, 2016. The Maurer clan loves Coney Island hot dogs, Tincaps Baseball, and lots of adventures in nature!

Matt Bruce

Associate Pastor

Pastor Matt Bruce is married to his amazing wife Laura and they have three kids: Vera, Josiah, and Micah. Although Matt and Laura grew up in Indiana, the Bruce's came from 8 years of life and ministry in California where Matt served as a Missions Pastor at two different churches. One of the most fulfilling things for Matt is to have honest conversations with people about how our lives are messy, but that God loves us and is with us even in our deepest pain and struggles. You can always identify Matt by two things: If it is below 60 degrees, he is wearing a winter coat and there will always be a water bottle hanging from by his right side.

Alex Ortiz

Spanish Lead Pastor

Alex is the Pastor of Avalon's Spanish speaking church that meets at Avalon's West Campus, he and his wife Lucy are from Mexico city, and they are passionate about influencing this community with the Kingdom Message.

Cidney Callahan

Worship Pastor

Pastor Cidney Callahan and her husband Tyler are from South Bend, Indiana. They are expecting their first Kid in November and  they do have a lot of love to show to their puppy Stanley. Cidney has been leading worship practically her whole life and nothing brings her more joy than getting to worship Jesus in community with a body of believers. Cidney and Tyler (and Stan) love camping, hiking, playing music, and watching probably too much Netflix. Cidney loves people with her whole heart, and she shows it through her sense of humor and her willingness to drop everything and help those she loves.

Kodi Mullins

Family Life Pastor

Pastor Kodi Mullins has been in the Fort Wayne community for most of his life. He and his wife, Courtney, have known each other since they were young kids. They have three daughters, Nora,  Annie and Lucy. You may spot Pastor Kodi and his wife riding their Schwinn tandem bike and pulling their girls in the bike trailer behind them! Kodi loves running, gardening, board games, magic tricks, and making people laugh. The Mullins family loves being with people and serving others
– two things that are a part of their family mission. Pastor Kodi is passionate about investing in students and families and equipping people to disciple others.

Nancy Leming

Campus Ministry Coordinator 

Nancy and her husband David are from Markle, Indiana. They have raised 2 boys and now enjoy being grandparents of a beautiful grandson. Nancy has been in multiple leadership roles throughout her career, utilizing her degrees in counseling and healthcare administration. Nancy has been leading as Avalon's Campus Ministry Coordinator since 2012. Nancy and David love spending time with family, their church family and watching sports. Nancy loves people with her whole heart, loves to give of her time, and places high value on relationships.

Tracy Hatfield

Preschool Director 

Tracy Hatfield and her husband Jeremiah are from the Fort Wayne area. They have been married since May 2003 and have 4 children, Savannah, Korben, Reagan and Keyton. Tracy has a great love for children, watching them grow and thrive as young people. She began her journey as a in-home daycare provider, then a preschool teacher, and now leads the Avalon Preschool. When she is not focused on her students, her focus is on her kids at home. Tracy and her family love going on short trips away from home, especially to the family lake cottage.