Audra Novotny wears a lot of hats and is an integral piece of ministry at our church. Her calling is to fill in the gaps so others can thrive in theirs.
He is real. In today’s culture it seems hard to find, but Barry routinely shares the grace, healing, and love God has shown him personally. His transparency combined with his diligent study of scripture compel us to a deeper relationship with Christ. We are blessed by his commitment to his calling and willingness to follow the leading of God.
Barry has instilled values of grace, hope, and courageous faith in our congregation since he became our lead pastor in 2007. He felt his call to ministry at a young age as a preacher’s kid in Wisconsin. When Barry grew up, he pursed a degree in Church Leadership from Southeastern University, married his wife Rosemarie, and went into ministry. After 38 years of marriage and ministry, Barry will tell you, with God the best is yet to come.
One of those bests is grandchildren – okay, family. The Clairs have three married children and three grandchildren. When he’s not entertaining the little ones, he loves to fly his drone and make videos. He’s also a tad obsessed with the Holy Land and coffee – and with coffee in the Holy Land.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Administrative Office Assistant
From a participant to peer-leader, then from youth pastor to office administrator, Brittanee has experienced how God graciously calls us a little bit deeper as we reach the fullness of our calling.
Women’s Missions & Outreach Pastor
Dana's passion for Jesus and experience advocating for women fuel her message of the value placed on us by our Creator. She joined our staff as a leader in our women’s ministry outreach efforts, developing leaders and conferences.
Marriage & Care Pastor
He is a coach. Using the same techniques as an athlete, Dave encourages people through difficult circumstances and to greater strength in their marriages.
Small Groups Pastor
It only takes two-minutes with Duane Cilke to know he is in your corner and wants to actively serve and encourage you as you grow in your calling.
Emilee Linger is a third-generation vocalist and pastor. Worship isn’t just what she does, her heart beats with the sound of her Creator – a song that He has placed in each one of us.
For Matt Knowles, everything is about helping kids connect with Jesus in a real and tangible way, so their faith is based on their own experience with God.
Patrick’s ministry tenure and military service have all been preparing him for this – these days and our young people.
Women's Ministry Leader
Rosemarie Clair is bold in pursuit of God and refuses to waste her time on this Earth. If we listed everything she does for us, we’d run out of internet.