CTR Staff & Leadership oversee implementation of the mission and goals of the church. They are the key contacts for each ministry where individuals can obtain ministry services or find ways to get connected in meaningful serving opportunities.

Speaking of serving, if God is calling you to serve at CTR, we offer a few ways to get involved:

Volunteer Opportunities  Music Team Audition  CTR Jobs

 

CTR Staff

CTR Staff’s main role is to care for, equip and release all who voluntarily serve in and through the church. Below is a directory of CTR staff members with their responsibilities and extension numbers listed. Click on any name to send that staff member an email.

Reach Team
Cortney Ascher, ext. 344
Reach Administrative Assistant (Part-Time). Provides support to the Reach Team.

Joel Zeiner, ext. 307

Reach Team Leader.

Kevin Kelly, ext. 320
Reach Team Member. Coaches staff.

 

Restore Team

Dave Vande Hey, ext. 313

Restore Team Pastor.

Deb Richards, ext. 318

Restore Team Leader and Associate Pastor.

Deb Van Thiel, ext. 345

Pastor of Counseling. Triage incoming counseling needs, oversee training and ongoing care of the lay counseling team and growth group leaders.

Joe Pullen, ext. 315
Connection/Discipleship Director.

Jerilyn Hidden, ext. 368

Administrative Assistant for Restore Team.

Nola Sweet, ext. 332

Restore Team Ministry Coordinator. Provides support to Restore activities.

Peter Leschke, ext. 328

Restore Team Pastor. Works in the areas of Pastoral Care (weddings and funerals) and counseling (individual, couples and group).

 

Transform Team
Andy Cox, ext. 342
Audio/Video Technician (PT)
Ben Lenz, ext. 305
Transform Team leader. Works with the staff teams who lead our primary spiritual growth opportunities (classes, groups, weekend services, children and student ministries), and is a member of the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT).
Jennifer Johnson, ext. 308
Administrative Assistant, providing support for Children's Ministry in areas of recruiting, scheduling, facilities use, communicating, and resourcing.
Julie Bengson, ext. 311
Early Childhood Coordinator. Oversees Son Harbor for Birth – 5 years old and provides volunteer and student care for Student Ministries.
Kris Schneider, ext. 326
Class Coordinator & Coach. Works with adult classes and teachers; coaches staff through Growth Plans. Leads the Spiritual Transformation Goals team and coordinates the weekend sermon review process.
Lisa Van Sistine, ext. 310
Administrative Assistant, providing support for Student Ministries in areas of recruiting, scheduling, facilities use, communicating, and resourcing.
Lynn Alberts, ext. 303
Weekend Service Administrator. Provides administrative support to weekend services and technical teams.
Nick Dufek, ext. 360
Director of Music Ministry. Coordinates the efforts of volunteers develop their abilities and lead worship during weekend services and other ministry events in a way that honors God and encourages attenders to take another step in their faith journey.
Ryan Johnson, ext. 330
Student Ministry Team Leader. Coordinates the programs for students, equips the volunteer leaders and provides pastoral care for students. Main teacher for Amped on Wednesday nights.
Steven Bruce, ext. 337
Creative Arts Ministry Director. Oversees the alignment of our church around a culture of worshipping God. Coordinates the ideas and efforts of staff and volunteers to create "can't-miss" weekend services. Guides the Service Planning Team to create a flow in each service that honors God and encourages attenders to take another step in their faith journey. Oversees Tech and Worship Staff.
Theresa Goyette, ext. 322
Late Childhood Coordinator. Oversees Sunday morning Kindergarten - 5th grade Children’s Ministry, training and curriculum for Children’s and Student Ministries, and curriculum for Breakout (Wednesday nights 3rd-5th grade).
Tom Potter, ext. 354
Children's Ministry Team Leader. Coordinates the programs for children, equips the volunteer leaders and provides pastoral care for children.

 

Support Team
Al Van Thiel, ext. 386
Maintenance Associate. Cleans and maintains the inner areas of the building.
Ann Meyers, ext. 333
Membership/Volunteer Coordinator. Manages the volunteer and membership requirement processes.
Curt Drexler, ext. 316
Executive Pastor and on Elder Board. Provides financial oversight and communication oversight.
Debbie Sorenson, ext. 348
Assistant Bookkeeper. Enters Sunday offering, pays bills and balances the checking accounts.
Dennis Grogan, ext. 394
Maintenance Coordinator. Coordinates staff/volunteers for janitorial work, supports set up for weekend services and classes, and maintains storage areas.
Gloria Fochs, ext. 324
Operations Director. Serves as the accountant, provides HR support and office management.
Jennifer Schmalz, ext. 334
HR Coordinator. Coordinates Human Resources and supports all-staff activities/events. Member of Support Team.
Julie Owens, ext. 319
Activity Coordinator. Oversees activity planning/registrations, produces the weekly bulletin and manages room rentals, office volunteers and Scrip Program.
Julie Wilson, ext. 401
Receptionist. Greets guests and answers calls, oversees building use and assists with IT.
Kathy Hansen, ext. 323
Bookkeeper. Processes income and expenses, supports and educates the leaders with financial reports and procedures.
Michael Binish, ext. 403
Maintenance Associate.
Stacey Meyers, ext. 352
Fireside Cafe Manager. Oversees the operations of CTR's public cafe, including scheduling staff, training, ordering supplies, and serving customers.

 

Senior Leadership
Bill Lenz, ext. 327
Senior Pastor and member of ILT and Elder Board.
Curt Drexler, ext. 316
Executive Pastor, Integrated Leadership Team (ILT) Team Leader and on Elder Board. Provides financial and communication oversight, and coordinates the work of the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT).
Lynne Paba, ext. 331
Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor and member of Integrated Leadership Team (ILT).

 

CTR Leadership

Christ The Rock is an evangelical, non-denominational church. This simply means that the center of our faith is in the person of Jesus Christ, and that we do not have a larger denominational affiliation.

We believe that we all have equal value in God's sight, even though we have different gifts, abilities, roles and responsibilities. God has established the leadership structure for our church so that our leaders lead from in front, not from on top.

Governing Elders

Christ The Rock is governed and overseen by a team of Elders. We believe that it is their role to provide the ultimate leadership, authority, teaching and protection of our Church and advance our mission and vision in their role as teachers and directors. These men are given to prayer and the study of God's Word. They are leaders who evaluate how we love, live and reach in our communities. They also drive the vision and communicate our DNA. The qualifications for being an elder are found in Titus 1.

 

Barry Hall, Governing Elder
Bill Lenz, Senior Pastor
Curt Drexler, Executive Pastor
Dick Hietpas, Elder Emeritus
Gary Thompson, Elder Emeritus
Gary Van Abel, Governing Elder
Kevin Kelly, Reach Team Member
Les Long, Governing Elder
Norm Kopesky, Governing Elder

 

Integration Leadership Team (ILT)

The Integration Leadership Team is empowered by the elders to oversee the integration and alignment of all Christ The Rock ministries to fulfill our Purpose, Values and Core Calling. The Team’s membership includes the three Core Integration Team leaders for Reach, Transformation and Restore along with the additional team leaders from Culture development and Support. The team is led by our Executive Pastor.

 

Staff Pastors
Ben Lenz, Associate Pastor
Bill Lenz, Senior Pastor
Curt Drexler, Executive Pastor
Dave Vande Hey, Associate Pastor
Deb Richards, Associate Pastor
Deb Van Thiel, Associate Pastor
Joe Pullen, Associate Pastor
Joel Zeiner, Associate Pastor
Kevin Kelly, Associate Pastor
Kris Schneider, Associate Pastor
Peter Leschke, Associate Pastor

 

Non-Staff Pastors
Ann Wasinger
Chema Paba
Corey Wasinger
Gary Thompson
Janet Lenz
Jay Thomas
Linda Long
Steve Kolasinski

 

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council supports the Governing Elders by providing outside and objective counsel. This council is comprised of different local and national Christian leaders who have an ongoing relationship with the leaders and body of Christ The Rock. Although the council has no legal or formal authority at Christ The Rock, we highly value its input, feedback, council and encouragement. These leaders love and care for the well-being of CTR and its leaders, and are available to provide wisdom and advice on issues the elders deem necessary from their respected areas of expertise.

Clive Calver - Senior Pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church (Bethel, CT); President Emeritus at World Relief (Relief & Development Ministry of the National Association of Evangelicals)

Dr. Dan Allender - Author, Christian counselor and Professor of Counseling at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Dave Rosene - Appleton Team Leader of Younglife

Dr. David Clark - Vice President & Dean of Bethel Seminary

Don Wilkerson - President of Global Teen Challenge (New York, NY)

George Morrison - Senior Pastor of Faith Bible Chapel and member of Promise Keepers Board of Directors

Dr. Grant R. Osborne - Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, American theologian and New Testament scholar

Dr. Greg Bourgond - Founder and President of Heart of a Warrior Ministries

Jill Briscoe - Minister at Large for Elmbrook Church in (Brookfield, WI) and Author

John Dawson - International President of Youth With A Mission

Dr. Larry Crabb - Director of New Way Ministries, Professor at Colorado Christian University, Christian counselor and Author

Nancy Beach - leadership coach with Slingshot Group and teaching pastor at Soul City Church in Chicago

Dr. Os Guinness - Senior Fellow of the East West Institute (New York, NY) and Author

Stuart Briscoe - Minister at Large for Elmbrook Church (Brookfield, WI) and Author

Dr. Tremper Longman - Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) and Author

Wes Roberts - Founder and President of Leadership Design Group (Denver, CO)