Ministry Staff

Pastor James Callaway

Interim Pastor

Pastor Callaway is no stranger to Hiawatha. He served as interim pastor when FBC searched for a new pastor previously and is committed again to serve FBC in "filling the gap" between pastors again. His heart for  Jesus is such a blessing to this community.

Sonja Ward


Sonja helps coordinate all that happens here at FBC and helps ensure everything runs smoothly. 

Emily Chandler

Children's Ministry Director

Emily is an elementary school teacher by trade, and currently gets to stay home with her family. She and her husband, Josh have four kids: Konner, Shayna, Gavin and Brenden. They keep her busy, but she does love reading and being outside, especially summertime!

Paul & Rachel Shaefer

Student Ministry Directors

Spending time with friends, family, the youth and especially our two wildly loveable boys keep us pretty busy. Paul enjoys fighting fires and helping the community, scouts, and cooking. Rachel enjoys singing, painting, and traveling. We hope to be different so others can see Jesus in all we do.

Chuck & Teresa Olson

Guest Services

Chuck and Teresa love Christ, coffee, and camping and have been a part of FBC for over 30 years. They value spending time with their family, friends and grandsons. It’s Their honor to serve as the Guest Services Leaders and they look forward to meeting you!

Keith Erdley

Interim Ministry Coordinator

Keith is a Hiawatha native and life-long part of FBC Hiawatha. Keith, Jennifer, and their two girls love Jesus and FBC and want to see this community and world transformed by the love of Christ.