Our Team

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Mark Weigt

Lead Pastor

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Mark's primary responsibilities are to teach at our weekend services and lead the church directionally in a way that more people find and follow Jesus.

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Jason VanderPal

Executive Pastor

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Jason’s role at The Ridge includes leading and developing the staff, master planning and implementing our growth strategies, and overseeing all our day-to-day operations.

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Joe McFadden

Director of Engagement

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Joe’s primary responsibility is to help people take next steps with God through connecting in community. He also serves at our Online Campus Pastor where he helps ensure that anyone attending service online has a good experience. He also helps them take steps to find and follow Jesus.

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Kyle Zehr

Creative Arts Director

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In addition to leading and overseeing the worship/music at The Ridge, Kyle oversees all of the arts teams and focuses on equipping artists and volunteers to creatively communicate God's story for our weekend experiences.

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Tyler Volkers

Director of Family Ministries

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Tyler’s primary role is to develop and strengthen the faith of kids and students, and equip parents to be spiritual leaders at home. Tyler is also a member of our teaching team.

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Jodi Tonarelli

Communications Director

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Jodi ensures the clear and effective communication of The Ridge's mission, vision and values in all we do. Media members can reach her via email or her mobile phone: (262) 751-7792.

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Sadie Baile

Weekend Services & Restore Director

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Sadie’s role is to oversee the programming of our weekend services making sure we create an environment where people can easily connect with God. She also oversees all of The Ridge’s local and global missions and community relationships providing our people opportunities to serve around town and around the world. 

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Colleen Kraker

Ridge Kids Early Childhood Coordinator

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Colleen ensures our little ones have a great experience as they start to learn about God for the first time. She also works closely with families as their kids transition through the stages of early childhood.

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Marcia TeRonde

Family Ministry Support

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Marcia handles all administrative duties for our student areas to help create successful and meaningful experiences.

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Sue Acker

Ridge Group & Connections Administrative Assistant

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Sue assists in the administrative tasks of Ridge Groups and helps people get connected and take next steps with God through community.

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Matt Hill

Tech/Video Coordinator

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Matt oversees the day to day tech operations of The Ridge. He also oversees much of the sound and video processes that happen routinely to help make great weekend experiences.

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Dave Dodge

Building and Grounds Supervisor

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Dave makes sure that our facility looks great and is taken care of to help create a clean and inviting environment.

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Sue Raap

Building and Grounds Tech

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Sue assists in the regular cleaning and maintenance needed to keep our facility looking great.

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Forrest Anderson

Campus Pastor - Oak Creek

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Forrest will serve as our key leader of our campus in Oak Creek where he will serve as the “face of the place.” His role will be to ensure our guests have a great experience and to help them get plugged into Ridge Groups and onto a serving team. In addition, Forrest also oversees our First Impressions Ministry.

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Caleb Rogers

Campus Arts Director - Oak Creek

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Caleb will oversee the arts team and focus on equipping artists and team members to creatively communicate God's story for our weekend experiences at the Oak Creek Campus. In addition, Caleb serves as our webmaster and creates a large portion of our graphics work.

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Craig Krueger

Production Coordinator

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In addition to leading our Producing team at The Ridge, Craig oversees many areas of production and tech teams to help assist in creating environments that inspire people at our weekend experiences.

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Dr. Don Robins

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RECOMmENDED PARTNER

Dr. Don Robins
Don is passionate about helping people make lasting heart change through Biblical Pastoral Counseling. If you are looking for a Christian-based counselor, The Ridge recommends Dr. Don. He has office hours at The Ridge each Wednesday.
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Kevin Rhode

RSC Leadership Resident

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Kevin is learning to develop leaders who will build spiritual relationships with students. He focuses on our middle school environment while executing student gatherings, teaching in RSC, and helping students take next steps with God.

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Shelby Bierwagen

Ridge Kids Director – Oak Creek

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Shelby oversees the leaders and teams that provide our Ridge Kids experience at our Oak Creek Campus (opening this fall). This includes both curriculum and activities for kids, ages birth through 5th grade.

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Alison Henkel

Restore Administrative Assistant

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Alison supports all Restore related events including: A Night to Remember Prom, Live Big, international mission trips and any other justice/compassion events and partnerships.

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Mike Schachtner

Engagement Leadership Resident

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Mike oversees our short-term groups, works alongside our Celebrate Recovery team, and helps create the resources and devotional content we provide to Ridge attenders.

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Wendy Luedtke

Ridge Kids Support

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Wendy serves on our Ridge Kids team and helps facilitate all things necessary to produce the experience our Ridge Kids have during service. She also helps welcome our new families and Ridge Kids team members.

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Victor Vilar

Ridge Kids Director – Greenfield

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Victor oversees the leaders and teams that provide our Ridge Kids experience at our Greenfield Campus. This includes both curriculum and activities for kids, ages birth through 5th grade.

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Mark Lewandowski

First Impressions Intern

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Mark is learning what it takes to lead our First Impression ministry. This includes all our guest services and our connection processes – or as we like to say, “From the street to the seat and back out again.”

Blake Akers

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Donnie Walls

Childcare Coordinator

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Donnie leads and oversees our Paid Childcare Team as they provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for children during special events and some groups at The Ridge.