At The CORE, we are equipped to help people through individual and group counseling, mentoring, classes, and seminars. We’ll help you take the next step toward the whole and healthy life God intends for you. The CORE is hosted at the King of Kings campus and is open to everyone in the community. We are available to assist you no matter where you are in life.
Pastor Leroy Gerner
Director of Care and CORE Ministries
Pastor Leroy Gerner serves as Director of Care and CORE Ministries at King of Kings Church. Leroy enjoys connecting all people to a relationship with Jesus through the transformational ministries of Care and The CORE.
Leroy has received degrees from University of Oklahoma and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors for 15+ years. He has served as a Chaplain for the Omaha Fire Department for over 8 years.
Leroy married Mildred in 1986. They have 3 married sons and 4 grandchildren, Christopher, Millie Rose, Kamila, and Henry.
Coordinator of Care Ministries
Karen has been doing visitation ministry for over 15 years and also works part-time as a chaplain at local hospitals where she continually has opportunities to care for the ill, the dying, and their families in the community. As a trained Stephen Minister, Karen now trains and leads our Journey Coaches. These Journey Coaches walk alongside people going through difficult times in their lives.
Karen’s passion is caring for people and bringing people comfort, hope, and truth through prayer and God’s Word. Karen loves to listen to the Lord and plan her work life around what the Lord is saying.
Karen’s personal “life statement”, written after she studied Mother Teresa’s life, is “I want my life to express the love of Jesus, the love of the cross, loving as I have been loved, and putting love into everything I do. Whatever I think, say, or do, I want to do it for Jesus. God is my power.”