Our Team

  • Lead Pastor

    Aaron, who is an Iowa native, met his wife, Beth at Emmaus Bible College where he

    earned a degree in Pastoral Theology. They are proud parents of three adult children (one who is married and one who soon will be) and three others still at home, and also have one grandson. He has pastored at Maranatha since 1999 and his primary ministry joys are preaching and cultivating a churchwide prayer culture. He also has a growing collection of colorful socks.

  • Worship Pastor

    Jesse and his wife Stasha have been married since August 2011. They earned their bachelor’s degrees at Cornerstone University as a married couple. Jesse received his degree in Worship Arts with a focus on vocal music. Jesse and Stasha have now lived in Cedar Rapids for two years with their children Nora and Lukas. Jesse hopes to always encourage people to worship, both in song and in the whole of life.

  • Executive Pastor

    Max met his wife, Vicki, while working at a summer camp in upstate New York and they have been married since 2014 and have two beautiful children, AJ and Cate. He is an 8-year Navy veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University and graduate certificates in Global Studies and Biblical Studies from Liberty University, where he is also working towards a Master’s in Divinity. Max is passionate about equipping the body of Christ to be everyday missionary disciples of Jesus

  • Church Secretary

    Heidi and her husband, Michael, have been at Maranatha for over 35 years. They met while serving in the Army in Germany.  Together they serve as the lead mentor couple for Maranatha’s Marriage Mentoring. They have two children, Hannah and Matthew, and seven grandchildren.  She has been blessed to serve at MBC since 2008 and loves seeing God’s heart and hand revealed through His people.

  • Children's Ministry Director

    Maggie was raised in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She was set up on a blind date for homecoming with Scott her sophomore year of high school and they were married several years later. They have three children: Katie, Josh and Marcus. Maggie graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a double major in Elementary Education and Biblical Studies. Maggie loves serving at Maranatha and helping teach kids and direct families to follow Jesus. She enjoys drinking black coffee, walking her obnoxious goldendoodle, Baxter, with Scott and sharing life with others.


  • Joe Tamayo