Our Staff

Don Holmertz at outside service

Don Holmertz

Co-Pastor

Don has been at Decorah Covenant since October, 2010. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and studied at North Park University, Fuller Theological Seminary and North Park Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Alaska, California and Illinois. Don and his wife Deanne have two married children and two grandsons. He enjoys home improvement projects, golf, history, travel, skiing, and cycling.

Julie Chamberlain

Julie Chamberlain

Co-Pastor

Julie started serving at DCC as Worship Leader in 2005. She is a graduate of Luther College and a longtime member of the Evangelical Covenant denomination. She is a student at North Park Theological Seminary and was called to be Pastor of Worship and Connections in 2019. Julie and her husband Brad have two sons.

JJ Johnson

JJ Johnson

Director of Youth & Worship

JJ and his family have been part of Decorah Covenant since arriving in Iowa in 2010. He is a graduate of North Park University and has previously served Covenant churches and camps in Minnesota and Michigan. He and his wife Kelly have two children. JJ loves people, the woods, coffee, and Jesus.

Bethany Volz

Office Manager

Bethany graduated from Luther College in 2001 and was a part of DCC in its early years while a student at Luther.  She and her husband Dan returned to Decorah in 2010 with their two children. She is actively involved in ministry partnerships in rural Haiti and enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and time outdoors.

Dick Jensen

Custodian

Dick is a lifelong Decorah resident and is now retired. Dick joined the DCC staff as the custodian in 2020.