Meet Our staff
My lovely wife, Christen, and I have been entrusted with five mostly sweet little children. We honestly love doing things with folks from church, going on “missions” (projects, grocery runs, etc.) and getting together with family. I enjoy almost anything involving new ideas, ball sports, lakes, mom and pop coffee shops, craft root beers, or charcoal grills - especially using said things to build relationships and make disciples. I first thought about pastoring in first grade when I had all of the pastor’s lines from the Lutheran liturgy memorized. As a child, my church’s Awana program was massively formational in my spiritual growth. When I was sixteen years old I started to read the Bible regularly, while also getting a regular job with unchurched people, and I was compelled to share what God was saying with anybody who would listen. God has continued to give me greater opportunities to teach, and lead in various contexts from high school youth group to college student government to summers at a Christian camp to a church plant in Maine to Antigo Community Church. Along the way I studied at Calvary University and Trinity International Divinity School. My dream is to equip every Christ-follower to be a compelling ambassador of Christ toward everyone in their lives.
Worship & Student Ministries
I am married to Kayla and we have an adorable little girl named Jessa and two handsome sons named Cooper and Brody. As a family we like to travel, explore, and enjoy the outdoors. I am the type of person that likes to do everything from mountain biking and backpacking, to fishing and motorcycles. I like to work with my hands and love making things better. I originally went to school to be an automotive mechanic and spent 8 years in the Army Reserve as a diesel mechanic. After returning from a deployment in Afghanistan God opened the door for me to start an internship at my church. The internship along with going back to school to get my degree in theological and biblical studies has brought me here. I love middle and high school ministry and am excited to see how God uses me here in Antigo.
Director of Operations
Favorite activities of mine are playing with my four little nieces, camping, singing and playing music, crocheting and doing other crafty things, and having game nights with friends and family! I grew up going to church with my parents and three older siblings and have always enjoyed the services and other activities like VBS, youth group, and quilting, (which I still do with my mom when I’m back home in Spooner, WI!) In high school I joined a life group and realized it wasn’t enough to just go to church and know the right answers.
I began taking my own personal relationship with Jesus more seriously, and throughout college at UW-Eau Claire
I continued to grow in my faith. Before and after graduating in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, I got to go on summer mission trips to Milwaukee, WI and Dearborn, MI. Both were wonderful experiences and I encourage everyone to go on mission trips as well as serve in your local community because it opens your eyes and heart to people who may seem very different than you, but are really just like you... broken and in need of the Savior! Hope to meet you soon!