Our Staff

Jim Halstead

Senior Pastor

Reverend Jim Halstead is ordained CRC and has served as pastor of Community CRC in Fort Wayne, Indiana since January 2010. He’s pastored for over 25 years with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). He is currently serving as the Prayer Coordinator and the Chairman of the Home Missions Committee for Classis Kalamazoo and he serves an alternate board member for the Christian Reformed Home Missions (CRHM).

Pauline Benner

Worship Leader

Pauline Benner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Wheaton College, and has served as a worship leader and music director for several different churches and organizations, including InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, since 1999.   She currently plays oboe and English Horn with the Symphony of the Lakes in Warsaw, IN, and the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Lima, OH. She also plays woodwinds in the orchestra at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, IN, and the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN.  In addition, Pauline is a singer/songwriter.  She released her first album of all original songs, Words of the Mute, in 2011.

Pauline has been the worship Leader at Community Christian Reformed Church since May, 2015