Elders
Martin Appold
Elder (Chairman) | Send Email

I grew up in a Christian home and came to faith in Christ at the age of 18. My wife, Amy, and I joined Compass Church in the fall of 2004, shortly after we had moved to Columbia. We have two children, Lillie (14) and Stefan (12). I have enjoyed serving in various ministries during our time at Compass, including adult and children’s Sunday School, AWANA, small groups, and as discipleship team lead. Compass Church has been an extended family to us that has loved, supported, and guided us. I feel drawn to serve as an elder out of love for Compass Church and a desire to help our church continue to contribute faithfully to the building of God’s Kingdom.

Roger Karwoski
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I can’t remember a time I did not believe in God and in the sacrifice of Jesus for me.  I came to Columbia in 1972 and started a 42-year career as the engineer and assistant manager for MU's FM station, KBIA.  I retired at the end of 2014. My wife Debbie and I came to Compass around 5-6 years ago.  I have been involved with teaching in Awana; been a part of the middle school teaching team; served as Children's Ministry team lead for several years; lead several "Seder/Passover" meals during Holy week; and have helped with several miscellaneous projects with the Compass houses. I like the biblical foundation of the church and the "intentionality" it has in living out those beliefs.  I love the opportunities to serve with numerous other brothers and sisters.

Scott Harris
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I was born into a Christian home December 17, 1951 the oldest of four. My wife Alice and I embraced Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord at age 25 and are blessed with two sons and their wives and five grandchildren. I served eight years as pastor at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sparta, WI followed by eight years in Milwaukee, WI. I currently live in Columbia, MO and serve with Interim Pastors Ministries. I am excited to serve at Compass as our new church home, seeing God’s blessing on this church fellowship.

Corey Webel
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I was born in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, the second of four children.  I grew up attending Compass Church with my family throughout most of the 80s and 90s, and became a Christian at a young age. In 2006, I married fellow Rock Bridge graduate Melissa Bohon and moved to Delaware to begin working on a Ph. D. in mathematics education.  We came back to Columbia in 2013 with a 10-month-old, Emma Grace, in tow, adding Harrison and Elliot to our family in the last few years.  I currently work as a faculty member in the College of Education at Mizzou. I always been drawn to lay ministry, volunteering in programs like K-Life and Greek Christian Alliance throughout my college years, and Melissa and I continued to work with youth during our first several years as a married couple. At Compass, I have been involved with the worship team, AWANA, and the SOS (Serving Others Sacrificially) team. I have led a connection group, taught several iLife Sunday School classes, and I served on the youth pastor search committee in the Fall of 2017.

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