Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at BBC is made up of men and women who want to serve Jesus and love people. If you have questions or prayer requests for any of our staff, feel free to contact our church office to speak with them. or 701.223.4445

  • Bryan Hochhalter  - Lead Pastor

    Bryan is originally from Bismarck and BBC.  After being a pastor at a church in California, and lead pastor at churches in Canada and Detroit, Bryan and his wife Holly, are back at BBC - and have been since the end of 2014.  They both love sports, adventure, traveling, and riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles.  They have three adult sons.

  • Rod and Daylene Poppinga - Pastor of Care

    Rod and Daylene recently moved to Bismarck to be closer to their family after pastoring in SD, and joined the staff in late 2020. They have also served churches in Beulah and Anamoose, ND. Daylene enjoys interior decorating and designing. Rod likes to keep active playing practically any sport. He enjoys meeting and getting to know people of all ages. Daylene and Rod have a son and two daughters, and are “Nana” and “Popper” to eight grandchildren.

  • Alea Dutchuk - Children's Director

    Alea is originally from the Billings, Montana area and joined the Bismarck Baptist Church staff in 2018. Before working in ministry, Alea was a teacher and preschool administrator.  She desires to follow Christ’s example in loving and teaching children and strives to work together with parents and the church to teach children to lead a Christ-centered life through faith, fun, and family .  She lives in Mandan with her husband, Bruce, and 5 sons, Tristan, Lydell, Dallas, Nevada, and Gabriel.

  • Dan Weigel - Worship Arts Pastor

    Dan was born and raised in Bismarck and now lives on a farm south of Menoken where he and his wife Aly try to keep track of their 3 kids. Dan has been on staff at Bismarck Baptist Church since January 2021.  When Dan is not leading worship, he enjoys playing any sport that he can compete to win.  He also enjoys farming and operating his custom forage harvesting business.

  • Kari Malingen - Ministry Enhancer

    Kari strives to bring Mary’s heart and Martha’s hands to BBC. She and her husband, Joel, relish time with their two daughters, one son-in-law, and friends.  She has been on staff since Nov 2019.

  • Nathan Seibel - Associate Pastor for Youth

    Nathan grew up in Bismarck and has been on staff at BBC since 2009. Before BBC, Nathan worked in student life at University of Northwestern-St Paul.  He and his wife Missy have three boys and a small, ferocious dog named Yoohoo.