Jack was born in upstate New York but primarily called Blacksburg, Virginia home in his formative years. He attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where he met his wife Gina. Jack and Gina have been married for over 25 years and have four grown children. They have worked on church staffs of varying sizes in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida. Jack became the Lead Pastor of Spring Lake Church in 2014. He enjoys reading, fitness, coaching sports, leading in the church and college football (Go Virginia Tech Hokies!)
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Jeff is a native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Before joining Spring Lake in October 2017, he served as a Campus Pastor at a multi-site church in Northern Illinois. He has a passion to help the church grow in effectiveness. Jeff and his wife Resa, live in De Pere with their four young daughters. When not at church, he enjoys running, hiking, playing in the yard with his kids and cheering on the Packers and Badgers!
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Bill Van Kirk
Campus Pastor | Downtown
Bill grew up in Northwest Indiana before moving to Rhinelander in Jr. High School. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in May, 2008 and began serving at Spring Lake Church in 2010. He has served as the Student Ministry Pastor, the Discipleship Pastor, and currently is the Downtown Campus Pastor. He is passionate about the church, helping people come to know Jesus and grow as His disciples. Bill and Erica live in De Pere with their three young children. He enjoys technology, woodworking, coffee, and theology.
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Associate Pastor | Discipleship Ministries
Adam is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. He has served as a Youth Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Senior Pastor throughout the Midwest and Oregon. He came to Spring Lake in August of 2017. His passion is to point people to the hope and joy that is found in the gospel. Adam and his wife Stacey have four teenage daughters and live in De Pere. He enjoys date nights with Stacey, family time, photography, sports, and is a bit of a tech geek.
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Associate Pastor | Students
Ryan grew up in Stevens Point where he met his wife, Jenny during their years at UWSP. He loves working with teenagers and leading a team of adults who invest in students. Ryan, Jenny, and their daughter, Alethea, have a home in East Green Bay. As lifelong Packer Backers they love living in Titletown Ryan is a Bible-nerd who likes reading thick books and listening to podcasts, but really recharges his batteries by playing disc golf and ultimate frisbee!
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Ministry Directors & managers
Family Ministries Director | Downtown Campus
Ellen was born and raised in the Green Bay Area. Prior to starting at Spring Lake Church in June 2014 in family ministries, she worked in the music industry in Milwaukee. She loves being part of the Downtown Campus, especially connecting with families. Ellen and her fiancé Alex are excited about their wedding in June 2018. Ellen loves traveling, attending concerts and sporting events, hiking, and being with her friends and family.
Brady was born in San Diego, CA, and moved all over the country as a part of a U.S. Navy family. Growing up, Brady had the privilege to serve many churches through music and worship. His passion is for creating new music that glorifies God, builds up the local church, and reaches people for Christ. He lives in East Green Bay with his wife Allie and their son, Griffin. Brady enjoys hiking, listening to music, and of course, collecting guitars!
Pam Van Erem
Children's Ministry Director
Pam grew up in Luverne, Minnesota, and graduated from Winona State University with degrees in Education and Computer Science. She has taught school and worked in a variety of trades before joining staff in 2012 as the Children’s Director. Pam and her husband Joe have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children and two granddaughters. When not at Spring Lake you can find her on a stream fly fishing for bass or trout, camping, biking, kayaking, snow shoeing or visiting her grandkids.
Student Ministries Intern
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