Senior Pastor Chris Arch
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Pastor Chris has been serving at Good News Bible Church since 1997. He and his wife Carol have 5 children, David, Katherine, Joseph, Mary and Daniel. 
Pastor Chris and his wife, Carol, are proud grandparents to 2 beautiful grandchildren from their daughter Katherine and her husband, Jon.

He has a BS from Indiana State University in History and Political Science and an MA from Columbia International University in Evangelism and Church Growth. Other education includes a MDiv. from Trinity Bible College & Seminary. Mission interests include Ireland & Northern Ireland and Haiti. Pastor Chris has too many hobbies for his own good, but still finds time to cheer for his kids’ sporting events and quietly applaud their recitals and concerts.

Pastor Chris & Family

Associate Pastor Richard Wootonn
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Pastor Richard came to Good News Bible Church in June of 2004. He and his wife Sheila have two children Amanda and Joshua. Richard and Sheila recently celebrated the wedding of Joshua and Izzy, and Amanda and Paul.
Originally from Texas, Pastor Wootonn has a BS in Math from University of Texas – San Antonio and an MA from Columbia International University in Missions. He has served overseas in Moldova for three years. Pastor Rich loves home improvement projects, baseball, and TexMex food.

Pastor Richard and Family (missing Amanda’s husband Paul)

Assistant Pastor
Zach Ilten

Zach began to serve Good News as a Pastoral intern in 2014, and now serves as Assistant Pastor. Zach and his wife, Becca, have three children: Lucy, Micah, Henry, and one on the way.
Zach grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in English. Zach is a current student through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Theological Studies. Zach enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, reading theology books, taking his wife on dates, rolling around on the floor with his kids, and consuming copious quantities of coffee (not necessarily in that order).

Pastor Zach and Family

Church Secretary
Amy Barker
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Amy is a native Iowan, born right here in Iowa City, who loves photography and running, a 3x marathoner, she also enjoys kayaking, reading, Bible Study, hiking, going out for coffee and watching movies. She is married to Ralph and they have 2 kids.

Amy and her husband and daughter, Abby

Board Members

Barry Bedford – Chairman
Jim Mays
Jim Schlott
Richard Wootonn
Jon Miller