Community Bible Church of Northern Westchester

Pastor & Staff

Dick Wiedenheft

Dick began serving as our pastor in 2008. Prior to that, he served for five years as senior pastor of North Delta Evangelical Free Church near Vancouver, British Columbia. Before seminary Dick spent three years doing missions work in Budapest, Hungary and three more in Washington, DC. In DC, Dick trained urban humanitarian leaders at the Congressional Hunger Center and helped start Mount Zion Community Church, a multi-ethnic church in the DC area. Dick grew up near Scranton, Pennsylvania; his interests include playing electric guitar, softball, soccer, and taekwondo, great espresso, and having fun with his wife Anne and their four homeschooled children. Dick has a DMin in discipleship and mission from Northern Seminary, an MDiv from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and a BA in psychology from Bucknell University. He is the author of two books: The Meaning of Missional: A Beginner’s Guide to Missional Living and the Missional Church and Guidebook For Personal Devotions: 50+ Fresh Trails & Well-worn Pathways Into God’s Presence. Follow him on Facebook.
Dick began serving as our pastor in 2008. Prior to that, he served for five years as senior pastor of North Delta Evangelical Free Church near Vancouver, British Columbia. Before seminary Dick spent three years doing missions work in Budapest, Hungary and three more in Washington, DC. In DC, Dick trained urban humanitarian leaders at the Congressional Hunger Center and helped start Mount Zion Community Church, a multi-ethnic church in the DC area. Dick grew up near Scranton, Pennsylvania; his interests include playing electric guitar, softball, soccer, and taekwondo, great espresso, and having fun with his wife Anne and their four homeschooled children. Dick has a DMin in discipleship and mission from Northern Seminary, an MDiv from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and a BA in psychology from Bucknell University. He is the author of two books: The Meaning of Missional: A Beginner’s Guide to Missional Living and the Missional Church and Guidebook For Personal Devotions: 50+ Fresh Trails & Well-worn Pathways Into God’s Presence. Follow him on Facebook.

Kim Maldonado

Kim, our Youth Coordinator, is a Navy Veteran who was saved by amazing grace in 2006 and has been attending CBC since 2010. She is very close to her family who proudly hails from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico (PR) and collectively enjoys music, movies, food, and the beach (especially Playa Flamenco in Culebra, PR). When the youth did not have a leader in 2016, her younger brother Raf challenged her to step up to the proverbial “plate”. While she initially resisted and made other plans in light of her lack of experience, God, in his usual manner that Kim has grown accustomed to, “wrecked” her plans and revealed His… being involved in the lives of young people. In faith, Kim took baby steps at first and volunteered to teach Sunday School. However, God prophetically confirmed her calling during a Soul Care conference which was evidenced by her invitation to officially lead the youth in 2017. Since then, in her own words, “Those kids changed my life and stole my heart. Seeing God through their eyes is so amazing and refreshing. Our Youth Group is the future of the Church. These times are tough on them and they are so thirsty for something and it’s our responsibility to lead them to the only One who satisfies, the Spring of Life and Father of Lights… It’s our job to remember what it’s like to be young and be there to support, uplift, encourage, and love them so they, in turn, will grow up to be Jesus to the world.”
Kim, our Youth Coordinator, is a Navy Veteran who was saved by amazing grace in 2006 and has been attending CBC since 2010. She is very close to her family who proudly hails from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico (PR) and collectively enjoys music, movies, food, and the beach (especially Playa Flamenco in Culebra, PR). When the youth did not have a leader in 2016, her younger brother Raf challenged her to step up to the proverbial “plate”. While she initially resisted and made other plans in light of her lack of experience, God, in his usually manner that Kim has grown accustomed to, “wrecked” her plans and revealed His… being involved in the lives of young people. In faith, Kim took baby steps at first and volunteered to teach Sunday School. However, God prophetically confirmed her calling during a Soul Care conference which was evidenced by her invitation to officially lead the youth in 2017. Since then, in her own words, “Those kids changed my life and stole my heart. Seeing God through their eyes is so amazing and refreshing. Our Youth Group is the future of the Church. These times are tough on them and they are so thirsty for something and it’s our responsibility to lead them to the only One who satisfies, the Spring of Life and Father of Lights… It’s our job to remember what it’s like to be young and be there to support, uplift, encourage, and love them so they, in turn, will grow up to be Jesus to the world.”

Debbie Ocheltree

Debbie Ocheltree joined our team in September of 2019, as our part-time office administrator, but she is not new to CBC. Debbie attends Woman to Woman Bible study and has been friends with several CBCers for years. A graduate of Nyack College with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Debbie combined her passion for education and family by home educating her five children. Some of her experiences include hospital public relations, substitute teaching, treasurer of a nonprofit, campus ministry, and food pantry volunteer. Debbie is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Tarrytown where she teaches Kids Church, serves at the senior luncheons, and hosts small group Bible studies in her home. She enjoys hiking, playing tennis and spending time with people. Debbie met her husband Ken in a Bible study and they have served together since they were married in 1992.

Debbie Ocheltree joined our team in September of 2019, as our part-time office administrator, but she is not new to CBC. Debbie attends Woman to Woman Bible study and has been friends with several CBCers for years. A graduate of Nyack College with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Debbie combined her passion for education and
family by home educating her five children. Some of her experiences include hospital public relations, substitute teaching, treasurer of a nonprofit, campus ministry, and food pantry volunteer. Debbie is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Tarrytown where she teaches Kids Church, serves at the senior luncheons, and hosts small group Bible studies in her home. She enjoys hiking, playing tennis and spending time with people. Debbie met her husband Ken in a Bible study and they have served together since they were married in 1992.