our staff

Mt. Olive is dedicated to providing excellent in a number of areas within the church, and it takes people to do that  Here are some of the people who help carry out the vision of the church

  • Kurt Brubaker

    Kurt Brubaker became the Senior Pastor at Mt. Olive Missionary Church in February 2022. He has recently served a rural church in Iowa. That church was part of the Evangelical Free Church of America. He also served a small church in St. Louis as a

    bi-vocational associate pastor. Pastor Ministry is a second career for Pastor Kurt. He has served a short time in the U.S. Navy and worked in the automotive industry.


    Kurt has been married to his wife Pam since 1996. They have three grown sons (Zach, AJ, and Austin) and one grandson (Carson) who reside in Iowa. Kurt and Pam also have two friendly Labradors named Diesel.


    Hometown: Peoria, IL


    Pastor Kurt has a Bachelor's of Art from Missouri Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO.


    Email Address: pastorkurt@peoriamtolive.org

  • Steve gokool

    Steve became the Associate Pastor of Worship at  Mt. Olive Missionary Church in November of 2019.


    Steve is married to Monica and has a daughter Anjali. He is originally from Toronto, Canada. Steve has sung for LA Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, and many other professional venues around the globe. Steve has degrees in Voice Performance, and Conducting, as well as Minors in Composition, and Art History. He attended The University of Toronto, The University of New Mexico, and also the Manhattan School of Music. Steve has coached and taught performers on Broadway, and on Television.


    Steve has served on staff at churches in Toronto, Albuquerque, New Jersey, and New York, where God has led. His  joy is to see people experience the presence and love of God in real and tangible ways.


    Email Address: steve@peoriamtolive.org

  • Christie Robinson

    Christie grew up in the Peoria area and attended Mt. Olive as a child.  She moved to Florida for 10 years where she met her husband, Scott.  They have three grown boys. Christie and her husband have been married for 36 years and enjoy going for rides in their convertible, and going to the beach.  She has been the administrative assistant for over 18 years.  

    Christie's Email:  office@peoriamtolive.org