Our Leadership

Jake Mentzel

Lead Pastor

Jake is an Evansville native who spent nearly two decades in Bloomington—first as a student, then as a campus pastor, and then as a discipleship pastor. He is glad to be home in Evansville, planting Church of the King. Jake and Amanda have been married since 2007 and have 7 kids.

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Ben Sulser

Assistant Pastor

Ben grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then grew to love the church during 10 years in Tacoma, Washington. In Bloomington, he completed his pastoral training and got to know Jake. Ben leads worship and is the “man behind the curtain” who keeps everything at CotK running smoothly. He also writes and records podcasts with Warhorn Media. He is married to the lovely Megan and they have 2 children.

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Nathan Alberson

Director of Discipleship

Nathan has done ministry in one capacity or another since 2013. Much of his focus has been on media, and he helped created such beloved podcasts as Sound of Sanity, Sanity at the Movies, The Bookening, The Ville, and Chip and Lance. He is married to Meredith and they like each other a decent amount. They like their two kids, too.

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