Pastoral and ministry staff

Pastor Brian Akker


Pastor Brian joined Christ’s Family Church as Pastor in March of 2002 after serving seven years at Bethel Reformed Church in Northwest Iowa. Pastor Brian received a M.DIV. Degree from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI. He graduated in 1979 from Hope College in Holland Michigan and spent nine years teaching. He also worked for four years in the construction field before entering the ministry. He is married to Mary and they have two boys, Kyle a Pharmacy Manager with Thrifty White and Tyler who is married to Anna and works at NASA.

Terri Fox
Administrative Assistant

Terri joined the staff of Christ’s Family in January, 1999. She is responsible for handling all of our secretarial work.  She is married to Denny and they enjoy Iowa Hawkeye Basketball, the Chicago Cubs and traveling.

John Pfautz
Director of Music

John started attending Christ’s Family Church in 1993. He soon became the organist and assistant choir director, with his wife Lorelei, playing the piano. In September of 2005 he took on the duties of Choir Director/Organist. John comes to the position having worked in church music for over 30 years and having lectured at the college level in various topics of church music.  John is Professor of Voice and African Music, as well as chair of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts. at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Lorelei Pfautz
Lorelei serves as the pianist for the worship services and the choir. While she loves music as an avocation, she is by profession a social worker and retired as the Executive Director of a Quad City Social Service agency called Friendly House. She has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work. She and her husband John have been part of the Quad Cities for 20 years, and have three grown children, all of whom are married. She has eight grandchildren.
Becky Schuetz
Director of Education
Becky Schuetz and family have been members of Christ’s Family Church since 1997.  She has served as a teacher and discussion leader in the children’s and adult ministries, as well as coordinator for the children’s ministry.  Becky was added to the staff in the fall of 2007 to fill the newly created position of Director of Education.  Her duties include developing, organizing and providing education programs for children and adults that help them become growing disciples of Jesus Christ, as well as recruiting and training the teachers and leaders that God uses to instruct and draw His people closer to Him.  She also serves as a resource for study materials for small groups. Becky is married to Tom and they have 4 children:  Kyle, Lindsey, Alison and Grace.