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 God.

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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

Ridge Groups and Online Campus Pastor

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As Ridge Groups Pastor, Joe’s primary responsibility is to help people take next steps with God through connecting in community.  Joe 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 God.

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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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Kelly Slavik

Children's Pastor

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Kelly focuses on making families feel confident that their children will be well cared for and will have a great experience as they learn what it means to find and follow God.

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Kristi Dezek

Design Manager

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Kristi oversees all of our graphic and web design, print media, and overall branding. Kristi’s role is critical to ensure everything we do looks and feels like The Ridge.

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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

Students Administrative Assistant

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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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Brynn Miller

Creative Arts Administrator

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Brynn oversees all of the administrative details for Arts at The Ridge. In addition to making sure service elements are in place for weekend services, Brynn handles the day to day responsibilities that go into making a great service experience on a weekend.

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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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Stacey Pennington

Associate Accountant

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Stacey oversees all our accounting processes including:  processing contributions, payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, and also fulfills some HR duties.

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Forrest Anderson

Leadership Resident/First Impressions Director

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Forrest serves as overseer of all of our First Impressions Teams. This includes everything from our Parking Team and our Café Team to our Ushers and our Resource Center Team.

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Caleb Rogers

Leadership Resident - Creative Arts

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Caleb is our leadership resident in Creative Arts where he will learn, facilitate, and lead specifics such as: leading worship in multiple venues, overseeing creative processes, developing as an artist, developing other new and promising artists and team members.

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Patrick McGlinn

Connection Coordinator

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Patrick serves as the point person for our Connections System. His goal is to get every first time guest at The Ridge connected to a team or a Ridge Group.

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Matt Miller

Short-Term Groups Coordinator

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Matt serves as overseer of all our short-term adult small groups. This includes our series-based groups that facilitate in concert with every series and all our speciality groups which facilitate several times per year.

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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

Office: 414-617-4783
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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.