Our Amazing Team


  • Aaron & shannon Chidester

    Aaron & Shannon met and married in Lake Havasu City, AZ in 2003. At the time Aaron was the youth pastor at Lakeview Community Church. Now 4 states and 3 children later they are blessed to call Kauai home. Along with their children, Andrew, Rachel, and Hannah they love exploring the island and spending as much time at the beach as possible. 

  • Aaron Chidester

    Senior Pastor

    Aaron grew up with no background in the church. He suffered a life of abuse, addiction and crime. At the age of 22 years old, he surrendered his life to become a follower of Jesus Christ. This started a journey to overcome the anger, pain, and destructive behaviors in his life. Having found victory in God, he now has a passion for serving those that are struggling through the same issues. Aaron served as a youth pastor for seven years and an associate pastor for eight years prior to coming to Kaua`i in August of 2017. He received a year of ministry training and collegiate level Bible courses at the Master’s Commission in Phoenix, AZ before entering the full time ministry in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University in 2014. 

  • Shannon Chidester

    Communication Director

    Shannon started having a passion for graphic design in High School. In college she was blessed to work for a photographer who allowed her to learn Photoshop. After getting married she worked along side Aaron in the ministry. Her dream was to always be a stay at home mom and use her gifts for the church. Along with her creative side, she has a huge heart and desire to reach people for Jesus. You can usually find her at a coffee shop, Costco, or a grocery store talking story with complete strangers. She also loves helping women find their true beauty in Christ.

  • Mark & Val Willman

    Mark and Val joined Kauai Bible Church (KBC) in 2005. They met in Indiana, married in 1990, and moved to Kauai in 2004 from Washington State. Together Mark and Val Willman host a Home Group in the Port Allen area titled "Living Jesus Out Loud". In 2006, they developed and lead a marriage retreat sponsored by KBC . Both Mark and Val enjoy singing on the KBC Worship Team.

  • Dr Mark Willman

    Executive Administrator

    Mark is gifted in helps and administration. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy and a Masters in Business Administration. After working in agriculture most of his life, he felt called to work in Church ministry. He is the Executive Administrator for KBC, an Elder, and serves on the Board of Directors. 

  • Dr Val Willman

    Christian Counseling/Clinical Psychology

    Val is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. She ministers out of her office at KBC to those who seek her help. Val serves as a Deaconess and in 2016, she started “Women's Friday Fellowship,” a community women's ministry at KBC. She currently hosts and contributes regularly to that ministry.


    For more information about Val visit her website: drvaleriewillman.com

  • Danielle Panoncillo

    Children's Ministry Director

    Danielle loves singing, dancing, and laughing with the keiki. She believes church should be the funnest place to be because Jesus loves to play! Always a child at heart, reading Dr. Seuss books and watching VeggieTales are some of her favorite things to do. Her desire is for keiki to experience God’s love and become rooted in His truth.

  • Brian Alston

    Volunteer Director, Men's Ministry, & BUSINESS Owner

    Mr. Alston grew up in the Christian church ministering in a variety of capacities from choir member and usher to Bible class and Sunday school teacher. Currently, he is a small business owner of Green Hawaii Conferences that is focused on helping the Islands of Hawaii become more sustainable. As a humanitarian, he also works with a team of 200+ professionals from around the world addressing entrenched humanitarian crises with sustainable solutions. He attended Seminary at Yale University School of Divinity, Hartford Seminary and Boston University School of Theology. A published author, professor and counselor, he holds two Master degrees.

  • Barry and his wife Eileen have been members of Kauai Bible Church since 1974. They have been pillars of the church for over 40 years providing leadership, guidance, and biblical wisdom. Barry is retired from a career in the Department of Human Services for the State of Hawaii. He currently serves as an Elder, Vice President of the board, and home group leader for KBC. 

  • Lynn Mira

    BookKeeper

    Lynn, with her husband, Tim have attended KBC since 2001.  They are 4th generation Kauai residents, have 2 adult sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a golden retriever.  Since 2009 and in thanksgiving for their 25th wedding anniversary, Tim and Lynn continue to share the "Love and Respect" marriage ministry with the Kauai community .  www.loveandrespectkauai.com


    Lynn was "born again" in 1995 after illness almost took her life and subsequently, caused her to give up her full-time career as a CPA.   She currently works for her realtor/broker husband and as the church’s bookkeeper. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.