ABF Staff

    STAFF FOR 2023    

Adrienne Kegel
Children's and Women's Ministry Director



Adrienne Kegel is the Children's Ministry Director and Women's Ministry Director at Agoura Bible Fellowship. Under Children's Ministry, she oversees several ministries related to ABF children. 'Kids BLAST' translates to "Bible Learning And Spiritual Transformation" and covers Nursery through Grade 5. The Women's Ministry has many groups that meet most of the year. It also has annual events such as the Tea and Retreat. The Children's Ministry is year-round and also includes winter and summer camps.

Adrienne was blessed with a strong Christian upbringing and accepted Christ at age five. She grew up in Saskatchewan and attended a one-year discipleship school after finishing high school. It was at that point that God began directing her toward ministry. Adrienne completed her Bachelor's Degree at North Park University in Chicago, studying Youth Ministry and Biblical & Theological Studies. At that point, she began a two-year internship at Willow Creek Community Church in College Ministry. She went on to complete her Master's Degree at Moody Graduate School, studying Spiritual Formation & Discipleship. Prior to moving to California, Adrienne worked at Judson University for 15 years. Her multiple roles included International & Intercultural Advisor, Resident Director, Campus Spiritual Formation Director and Missions Coordinator.

Over the years, Adrienne has been involved in Children's Ministry through leadership roles in after-school programs, Vacation Bible School and as a Sunday School teacher. Adrienne is passionate about students falling in love with Jesus, learning God's Word, walking by the Spirit and prayer. Her strengths are leadership, evangelism, team building and communication.

She is married to Pastor Scott and they have three children: Chase, Alexa and Siena. See LEAD PASTOR page for family photo.


Katie Riggs
Children's and Women's Ministry Assistant

Katie Riggs serves as the Children's and Women's Ministry Assistant.  She has a background in Child Development and Psychology, and was an elementary school teacher before joining our staff.  Katie is passionate about making the Bible come alive to children in a real and personal way!  She is married to Ryan Riggs and they have two daughters.


Chris Kerner
Student Ministries Director

Chris Kerner has been on staff since 2013 and serves as the Student Ministries Director at Agoura Bible Fellowship overseeing the JH and HS ministries. Later this year, Chris will become the ABF Family and Connection Pastor. Chris enjoys being involved at Hillcrest Christian school where he served as the Spiritual Life Director until 2020 and still actively coaches varsity girls basketball and speaks frequently at the MS and HS chapels. He is passionate about discipling students and has a genuine heart for the lost. With a strong passion for storytelling through film, television, and theatre, Chris graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a Master of Fine Arts Degree. He is married to Christina, his high school sweetheart. They have four children: Caleb, Kenzie, Kamryn and Kennedy.


Brian Bernstein
High School Ministry Director Intern

Brian Bernstein can now be contacted regarding any scheduling or other information for the High School group at ABF as he currently assists Chris Kerner. Later this year, Brian will become the High School Ministry Director.

Zack Gross
Junior High Ministry Director Intern

Zack Gross can now be contacted regarding any scheduling or other information for the Junior High group at ABF as he currently assists Chris Kerner. Later this year, Zack will become the Junior High Ministry Director.

Erica Reisser
Worship Ministry Director

Chad Reisser
Worship Leader


Erica and Chad Reisser combine to lead and coordinate the  Worship Ministry  at Agoura Bible Fellowship. Erica is the Worship Ministry Director, and Chad is the Worship Leader. Their ministries include the ABF worship services, Agape Outreach Ministry, Children's Choir and Adult Choir. Chad and Erica are graduates of Azusa Pacific University. They have four children: Ella, Zion, Phoenix and Theo.


Stephani Aryeetey
Co-Office Manager
Stephani Ross Aryeetey is Office Manager at Agoura Bible Fellowship. She relocated from the Chicago area. Stephani currently coordinates many different facets and ministries of ABF from the church office and at ABF events. She is married to John Aryeetey and they have two daughters Selah and Amayah. 

Nina Wang
Co-Office Manager
ABF Staff Bookkeeper
Nina Wang is Office Manager at Agoura Bible Fellowship. She is also our ABF Bookkeeper. 



Javier Gonzalez
Facility Coordinator
Javier Gonzalez has served faithfully as the Facility Coordinator at Agoura Bible Fellowship since 1999. Yes, more than two decades. He is married to Maria Elena and they have two children, Issael and Alvin.

Changes for 2023... Associate Pastor, Two Elders, Junior High Director, and High School Director