Life Groups at CRFC

Welcome to Life Groups at CRFC. Never have we been as excited as we are now about small groups. To say we are expecting big things is to put it mildly. As you open your heart to let God use Life Groups, we know that God is going to do some unbelievable things.

Please, take a minute and look through the list of Life Groups listed below. We have something for everyone. Find one that fits your schedule and needs as a family, then send the leader an email. They would love to answer your questions and help you get connected.

Doing Life Together,           
Pastor Daniel & Kelly


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  • AlphA? Got questions about life

    Robby and Christine Elgin

    Sunday Evenings: 5:30 pm

    The House (on the CRFC property)

    5335 Midway Dr NW, CR 52405

    Free meal & Childcare provided


    Alpha is a chance to explore the meaning of life. It's a series of fifteen interactive sessions, including a weekend retreat where anyone can explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes a meal, worship and a main talk, followed by a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts and questions in a relaxed setting. 


    Alpha is for anyone...anyone who thinks there may be more to life than meets the eye. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes their life. Others come for the close long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha Course.

    Click here to learn more.


    Robby & Christine: 319-530-4061, alpha@cramily.org

  • INSIDE OUT/YOUNG ADULTS ANDREW AND ABI RAMBO

    18-29 YEAR OLDS - ASSISTANT PETER AND TIFFANY RAMBO

    Sunday Afternoons

    1013 Rolling Glen Drive, Marion IA 52302


    Inside Out is our ministry for young adults, ages 18-29. This group is filled with lots of fun and activities. We will be participating in a Bible study focused on learning to serve God in the world around us and the stage of life we are in.


    Andrew enjoys playing volleyball, football and any other sport/competition, while Abi also enjoys playing as well as coaching volleyball. Together we are always active, playing in tournaments, traveling, and loving life together.


    Peter & Tiffany Rambo: We are the parents of three beautiful children: Anna and twins Luke and Kate. We both love music and anything that calls for a little fun. Our goal is to connect with and encourage young adults on their life journey.


    Andrew: 319-389-0566, andrewrambo@gmail.com

    Abi: 319-360-7916, fields.abigail@gmail.com

  • Bloom bible Study

    finding i am   |   Lysa terkeurst

    Tuesday Evenings 6:30 pm | Thursday Mornings 10:00 am

    The House (on CRFC Property)

    5335 Midway Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

    Childcare is available by reservation

    Book Cost $15


    Finding I AM is eight weeks of personal study segments that coordinate with the six weeks of the DVD study. You'll join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John


    What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.


    Contact Vickie Clark or Carol Mangrich for more information

    Vickie: 319-651-4795, clark550214@msn.com

    Carol: 319-804-5155, carol.mangrich66@gmail.com

  • RYAN & TONYA NIEHAUS

    ASSISTANT LEADERS: DAVID & SHAYLA WESLEY-SHANKS

    Wednesday Nights: 6:00 pm

    5832 Underwood Ave SW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404

    Childcare available


    We are in our late 30s and have been married for 9 years. We have 2 girls, ages 8 & 6. We both enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, golf, etc. We also enjoy indoor activities such as watching movies & playing video games. Tonya likes cooking and Ryan enjoys programming & electronics.


    David & Shayla Wesley-Shanks: We have been married for 9 years and have 1 child, David (7), and are active foster parents. We enjoy watching movies, live theater, community activities & spending time with family. We are excited to welcome you into our home. Serving others is a pleasure.


    Ryan: 319-775-0625, ryan.niehaus@gmail.com

    Tonya: tonya.niehaus@gmail.com

    David & Shayla: 319-491-1596

  • Jim & Lisa Coyle

    Book Study: GPS - Going through Personal Storms

    Due to the severe weather Dr. Coyle has been deployed to help with the recovery efforts. His GPS group will begin on Wednesday, October 4, at 6:30 pm


    Wednesday Nights: 6:30 pm

    7510 1st Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

    Book Cost: $11


    Storms are always affecting our lives- even when everything seems calm. 

    We are always driving into a storm, driving through a storm, or driving out of a storm. 

    These storms can last for minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even years.


    Dr. James Coyle, a chaplain and mental health specialist, shares life lessons on recognizing these storms and navigating them so you can continue in your desired direction. Drawing on his personal experience, including a suicide attempt, divorce, and career challenges, he helps you

    - pinpoint the choices you've made that have led to specific outcomes

    - focus on the important things that anchor your existence                   

    - help yourself by helping others                                                             

    - approach each day with hope, faith, and love                                      


    Dr James Coyle earned a doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and Dr. Lisa Coyle earned her doctorate in Educational Counseling. They have both devoted their life to helping people get to a better place physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jim is the author of "GPS: your Guide Through Personal Storms" and "Tools 4 Life: A Daily Inspirational Guide."  The Coyle's have 5 kids and 2 grandkids. The three left at home are all attending Jefferson High School. Hanna is a senior and the twins, Gabe and Jake, are sophomores. We love our home church at CRFC and are looking forward to hosting a life group.


    Jim: 319-389-2165, pastorjimcoyle@yahoo.com

  • Jaqueline Hullaby

    Book Study: Simpler living, compassionate life

    Friday Evenings: 6:30 pm

    539 Country Hill Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, 52402

    Book Cost: $20


    Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective. Editor Michael Schut presents a rare collection of voices - Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster and others - as they explore our use of money, the practice of simplicity, listening to our l ives, widening our circle of community, and other topics at the core of how we live our faith in our homes and workplaces.


    Jacqueline Hullaby: I have many titles: mom, teacher, sister, friend. The titles that i want to define me the most are daughter of the King and lover of Jesus. Discovering new people and places trips my switch. I can be supremely please by a good cup of coffee!

  • Rob & Jill Zeck

    Assistant Leaders: Matthew & Michelle Fulmer

    Sunday nights: 5:00 pm

    1615 13th ST NW, CR 52405

    Childcare available


    Rob & Jill Zeck: The Zeck’s are crazy about traveling and love the whole move theater experience. We’ve been married over 25 years and are Foster Parents. Rob is a software trainer and quality specialist at TransAmerica and Jill works in the office at CRFC.  


    Matthew & Michelle Fulmer: We are in our early 30s and are the parents of Morgan (11) and Maryea (3). Matthew enjoys hot rods and Michelle enjoys crafts. Morgan enjoys hot rods and all things digital while Maryea enjoys being in charge and torturing her big brother.


    Jill: 319-573-9846, robnjill@hotmail.com

    Michelle: 319-362-8227, mflighthouse@yahoo.com

  • Aaron & katie Grandon

    Tuesday Nights: 6:30 pm

    6803 Surrey Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


    The Grandon's group will be a sermon based group designed specifically for parents of young children. One wee all the women/mothers will meet together, and the next week the men/dads will meet together alternating and sharing childcare responsibilities between the parents. Then on the third week the couples and kids will all come together to meet. If this is something that interests you please reach out to Aaron and Katie, they would love to talk with you about their group.


    Aaron & Katie Grandon live in Cedar Rapids. They have two sons, Eli and Henry that keep them plenty busy. Aaron is a health and safety professional at Cargill, and Katie is a full time mother and caregiver. They enjoy many things in life including hanging out with friends, playing games, watching movies, cycling, disc golfing and spending as much time outdoors as possible.


    Aaron (319) 331-4100, Katie (319) 331-5797, akgrandon@hotmail.com

  • Marion "Windy" & Dee Winn - OASIS group

    Assistant Leaders: Steve & Michelle O'Brien

    This group for those over 50 is moving to a new day and location to accommodate those who want to join. They will be meeting on Thursday nights 6:30 pm, at The House (on the CRFC property). This group will not start until September 28, due to Winn's traveling. 


    Thursday nights: 6:30 pm

    The House (on the CRFC property)

    5335 Midway Dr NW, CR 52405

    No childcare available


    We have been married over 50 years and it has been an adventure to journey together as a couple and family. We have 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and now a great-grandbaby. We enjoy reading, playing games, our family (especially our grandchildren), and walking.


    Windy: 319-538-4596, papawinn14@mchsi.com

    Dee: 319-538-6168

  • Tim & Brenda Wolf

    Assistant Leaders: Rick & Sharon Taylor

    Sunday Nights: 6:00 pm

    506 Bridge Creek Ct, Marion IA 52302

    Childcare Available


    Tim & Brenda: We have four boys, Adam (18), Bennett (6), Daniel (4), and Miles (19 months). Tim is in IT at UnityPoint Health and Brenda is an RN at the University of Iowa and works in Labor and Delivery. We love to spend time with our boys and other family and love to travel and explore new things. Tim also likes to fly and work on his drones and quads, while Brenda loves to do crafts and read when she can.


    Rick & Sharon: We have been married for 10 years and homeschool our three children. Rick also has an adult daughter who lives in Atlanta. We enjoy the outdoors, road trips, and lots of learning. Rick also likes to fish, hunt, and cook while Sharon enjoys reading, attempts at crafting, and Rick's cooking.


    Brenda: 319-329-3639, brandamwolf@gmail.com

    Sharon: 319-425-2018, sharon.taylor73@yahoo.com

  • Mark & Pam Moyer

    Sunday After Church @ 12:30 pm

    The House (on the CRFC property)

    5335 Midway Dr NW, CR 52405


    Mark & Pam were high school sweethearts. They have two wonderful children, Trevor and Peighton and a very fun boxer named Chase. Mark enjoys playing golf, eating wings and watching NFL football. He has a passion for young people. Pam is a numbers kind of person. She works as a bookkeeper but she also enjoys ministering to young children. You can find all the members of the Moyer family engaged in serving kids at one level or another.


    Mark: 319-540-3857, mark@crfamily.org

  • STEVE & KAREN MARSHALL

    ASSISTANT LEADER: ELLEN OWENS

    Wednesday nights: 6:30 pm
    1037 Juniper Dr SW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404
    No childcare available

    Steve & Karen: We have been married for 37 years and are in our 60's. We have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. We love spending time with our family and friends; especially our church family. We enjoy gardening, biking, sports and more. We also have one dog, Buddy.


    Ellen & Jim: Ellen and Jim ar recently married. They both have grown children and a few grandchildren too. A few of Ellen's favorite things include doing almost anything with Aniyah (her granddaughter) or music. She also enjoys reading nonfiction or "do-it-yourself" books.


    Karen 740-262-6912; kkaymarshall@gmail.com

  • Lyle & Sherry Oesterborg

    Sunday Nights: 7:00 pm

    1520 Idledale Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, 52402


    Lyle & Sherry Oesterborg:: Sherry and I both grew up in church. but for me it was in 1976 that I remember saying to God, "If I could just understand the bible I would follow you, but it's boring." That week everything I was reading made sense. I later realized that God had opened my eyes. We are very grateful to be a part of what God is doing in these days and we love to share our experiences of His love with those we meet. Sharing the Gospel - To God be the Glory!