THE BRIDGE - LEADERSHIP

Our leadership structure engages strong leaders in three distinct areas of ministry oversight. From Staff, to Operators, to Overseers... we activate our leaders to take their areas of ministry to the next level, with guidance and accountability along the way. 

STAFF

Our ministry staff takes ground-level ownership of their area of ministry, putting in the day-to-day work to keep every ministry and event at The Bridge running at its best! They lead the many phenomenal ministry volunteers and provide ownership and direction over their specific area of ministry.

OPERATORS

Every key ministry at The Bridge has an Operator assigned to it. (Our word for "Deacon.") This volunteer/appointed ministry leader works closely with ministry staff and provides guidance, support, and prayerful leadership over that specific area of ministry.

OVERSEERS

Our Overseers are powerful, spirit-filled leaders who are called to serve as spiritual council over this congregation. They also provide accountability and leadership to Pastoral and Ministry staff. (This is our word for "Elder.")

MEET OUR STAFF

The Bridge staff are a group of energetic, passionate people who are crazy about ministry at this church. Click on their photo to email them directly.

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Jeff Wenke

Lead Pastor
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Ryan Frantz

Discipleship Pastor
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Jason Caster

Vicksburg Campus Pastor
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Wendy Caster

Vicksburg Campus Ministries Director
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Joel Messenger

Director of Portage Campus Ministries + Men’s Discipleship
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Gynetta Thompson

Director of Family Ministries + Women’s Discipleship
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Jeff Fernandez

Director of Student Ministries
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Nic Sims

Director of Worship + Tech
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Peg Weaver

Director of Prayer
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Melody Woods

Director of Community Impact
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Becky Ringler

Congregational Care
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Nichole Garber

Worship Coordinator
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Tabatha Weaver

Director of Bridge Kids Younger (Infant – 5 Years)
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Heidi Wenke

Director of Bridge Kids Older (Kindergarten – 3rd Grade)
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Emily VanDis

Director of The Zone Ministry (4th + 5th Grade) + Married People Ministry
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Valerie Durant

The Zone Assistant
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Sara Campbell

Student Ministries Assistant
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Kim Putnam

Accountant
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Jen Klaassen

Finance Office Assistant
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Meghan Gjeltema

Office Coordinator
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Katie Cugliotta

Communications Director
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Tyler Burdick

Tech Coordinator
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Crystal Alday

ProPresenter Coordinator
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Taylor Houston

Family Ministry Assistant
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Pam Cowgill

Bridge Kids Assistant
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Carl Austin

Lead Custodian
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Garth Weaver

Custodial Assistant
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Jess Janik

Kitchen Coordinator

OVERSEERS @ THE BRIDGE

Our Overseers (Elders) are committed to serving both Bridge campuses and our congregation as spiritual leaders, counsel to our staff, and powerful prayer warriors.

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(Pictured from L to R) BACK ROW: Jason Caster, Andy VanDis, Ed Ashwell (apprentice), Leah Weidenaar, Billy Powers, Krystal Sheerer (apprentice), Isaac Miller (apprentice) FRONT ROW: Joel Messenger, Lisa Verkaik (apprentice), Kelli Young, Wendy Dumois (apprentice), and Jeff Wenke

HAVE A QUESTION?

EMAIL OUR CHURCH OFFICE TEAM! If you have a question, and are not quite sure who to contact, just click the "send us a message" button to the right. It will connect you with Office Team who can answer your question(s), or point you in the right direction.