Staff
 
CHIP BERNHARD
Lead Pastor  (email)

Pastor "Chip" Bernhard graduated from Cedarville College in 1977 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in 1980.  Chip started his pastoral ministry at Shawnee Baptist Church in Shamong, New Jersey where he served for seven years as an associate pastor until he came to Spring Creek Church in 1987.  Pastor Chip is also a trustee at Cedarville University.

Chip is married to Margie and they have three children: Kelly (Mike) Carlo, Karl (Bethany), and Ben. Chip and Margie can often be found doting over their five grandchildren.  He enjoys sports, yard work and has been the chaplain for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team since 1995.  

   
TOM PRICE
Executive Pastor (email)

Thomas L. Price graduated in 1973 from West Virginia Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering, cum laude. After graduation Tom was employed by Rohm and Haas for 15 years.
 
In 1987 Tom left industry to use his abilities in full-time church work. He was licensed to the ministry in 1987 and joined the staff of Spring Creek Church where he serves as Executive Pastor. He received his Master of Religious Education from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in 1992 and was ordained in 1994. In 1996 the National Association of Church Business Administrators certified him as a Fellow in Church Business Administration.
 
Tom and his wife, Terry, have three adult children and 4 grandchildren.  When Tom's not reading, he's probably on the computer or has his head under the hood of a car.

   
JAN ATCHLEY
Office Director (email)

Jan grew up in Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Psychology. Her career path included opportunities of service in the legal field, a university athletic office, and a real estate office. She was the Alumni Director for Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.

In 1991 her husband’s job moved their family to Wisconsin. Jan served in the Development Office at Shepherds Ministries in Union Grove prior to assuming an administrative role at Spring Creek Church in the fall of 1993. 


Jan is the administrative assistant for Pastor Chip Bernhard and Pastor Tom Price and is the Office Director. She enjoys ministry and life with her husband Keith and is thrilled to be a grandmother to Ryan, Maddy and Allison the children of daughter Sarah (Chris) Eckes.
   
JEANNE RINGENOLDUS
Accountant  (email)

Jeanne handles all our accounting functions including Accounts Payable and Financial Reporting.  She also works with Online Banking, Contributions, and Insurance.

   
ANNE ADAMS
Financial Secretary  (email)


Anne posts and records contributions and assists with various accounting duties.  

 

   
CASE SEYMOUR
Student Ministries Pastor (email)

Casey Seymour grew up in Cedarburg, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he played soccer, leading the Big Ten conference in scoring in 1991.  Case served as youth pastor at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Cedarburg for 7 years before joining the Spring Creek staff in 2002. He also graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2002.  

Case also serves as the Team Chaplain to the Milwaukee Wave Indoor Soccer Team and is a board member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Casey celebrates life with his wife Debbie and their seven children: Jordan, Drew, Emily, Stu, A.J, Gracie & Adyson. He also enjoys woodworking, song writing/guitar, scuba diving and inventing.

   
BECCA MATHIE
Administrative Staff (email)


Becca serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Case Seymour in the Student Ministry
   
JASON HAND
Children's Ministries Pastor  (email)

Jason grew up in Gastonia, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2000 with a BS in Electronic Media/Broadcasting.  He also graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in 2007 with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education. 
 
Jason joined the Spring Creek staff in September of 2019 after serving in full time children’s ministry since 2001.  Jason is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ and partnering with parents to reach and teach their children the Gospel. 
 
Jason and his wife, Shanna, have 4 children; Grace, Baker, Brooks and Caroline. Jason enjoys spending time with his family, good barbecue and Chicago Cubs baseball. 
   
WENDY SCHOLLER
Administrative Staff  (email)

Wendy serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Jason Hand in the area of Children's Ministries.
   

DAN FORNESS
Worship Pastor (email)

Dan Forness has been enjoying ministry at Spring Creek since the fall of 2005. He is passionate about leading the church to worship Jesus authentically and deeply. Dan serves his band, singers, choir, orchestra, stage crew, tech teams and “Creeker” worshippers through leadership.

Born and raised in the Buffalo, New York area, Dan has led worship ministries, and taught music privately and as a public school teacher, since his career began. (Cedarville University ’99 B.A., Vocal Performance & Church Music. SUNY Buffalo ’03, M.A.Music Education. Liberty University ’14, M.A. Theological Studies).   

“I love spending time with my beautiful wife, Summer, and being Dad to Sarah(‘06) and Micah(’09). I enjoy studying God's Word, doing life with friends, and improving my leadership and musicianship. I also love technical things, music technology, cooking for my family, and snuggling with the fam watching an ‘I Love Lucy.’”

 
 
   
CHRIS BROWN
Tech and Missions Pastor (email)


Chris has a heart for using technology for great commission work locally and globally.  Technology and missions have been a part of his life for many years as he has helped those in ministry around the world with technology.  This new position at Spring Creek fits him like a glove and he is excited to help grow the effective use of technology here for the services as well as lead the emphasis on local and global missions. 

Chris and his wife, Amy have been married since 1996 and have 4 children who are very involved in many activities of life.  Psalm 1 has been one of his favorite passages encouraging him to serve the Lord with all that he has been given.

 
   
JAMIE ELLINGER
Worship Leader, College/20s Director (email)

Jamie Ellinger was born in Virginia, and grew up here in Wisconsin. He graduated from Liberty University in 2015 with a Undergraduate in Church Ministries and has been serving as a volunteer here at Spring Creek Church as the Youth Worship Leader since 2011. He also helped to lead worship at a few churches  in the area before joining the Spring Creek staff in the fall of 2016. Heading up the College/20’s group and the Youth Worship Team, Jamie loves learning and growing alongside both of them.
 
Jamie and his wife, Becca, enjoy DIYing, playing sports, music, board games and just hanging out.  

   
TRINA KLINKHARDT
Administrative Staff  (email)

Trina serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Dan Forness in the Worship Ministry.  

Trina enjoys music, dance, and a good cup of hazelnut coffee. 
   
BETH JOHNSON
Women's Ministry Director (email)

Beth grew up in Connecticut and earned a degree in Psychology from Duke University followed by a Master’s Degree in Management from Northwestern University.  She pursued a business career in Brand Management, mostly in the Chicago area, for 18 yrs.   In 1999 Beth retired to be a full-time mom and a leader in Bible Study Fellowship, when her husband’s job involved several relocations.  In 2006, the family moved to the Milwaukee area, joined Spring Creek Church, and in 2014 joined the staff as the Women's Ministry Director.

Beth and her husband Andrew have three grown children, Martinique (Nikki), Chanelle and Max. The Johnsons live in Brookfield with their spirited brindle boxer, Rocky.
   
MIKE POELZER
Connection Pastor (email)

Mike grew up at Spring Creek Church.  He is a graduate of Cedarville University and has earned separate Masters degrees in Theology (Liberty University) and Philosophy (Marquette University).  

Mike joined the staff in December 2008.  As the Connection Pastor, he aims to make people feel welcome and help them know where to "connect" within the
 Spring Creek Church family.  He also directs the Upward Basketball and Soccer Leagues, Men's Ministry and the membership process. 

In his free time Mike loves spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their four children, Jackson, Andrew, Aubrey, and Adeline.  Mike & Jamie are "sports nuts" and, if time permits, he will be enjoying his two favorite outdoor activities - golfing and fishing.
   
TRACEY POINDEXTER
Administrative Staff  (email)

Tracey is the front desk receptionist as well as the Administrative Assistant for Pastor Mike Poelzer.  She assists with the membership process, Upward sports, Men's Ministries, and visitor follow-ups.




JEREMY RUSH
Life Groups and Discipleship Pastor  (email)

Jeremy was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri.  He has undergraduate degrees in both architecture and speech communications. He received his  master’s degree in Pastoral Leadership from Cincinnati Bible Seminary.  Jeremy served as the Executive Director of His House Christian Fellowship, a statewide campus ministry in Wisconsin, for sixteen years prior to joining Spring Creek in 2018.

Jeremy and his wife Lori have been blessed with four children: Joshua, Jonathan, Moriah and Jordan.  He is passionate about being a loving husband and caring father.  On his days off, you’ll find Jeremy spending quality time with his family, building something in his workshop, or enjoying some activity outdoors.
   
BRIAN MITCHELL
Programming Pastor (email)
Brian was born in ScrantonPA and grew up in southern New Jersey.  He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2000 with a Pre-Seminary degree and received his Masters of Divinity at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 2005.  Brian served at Grandville Baptist Church in Michigan for 5 years as the Director of Worship Arts Ministries and 2 of those years he also served as the Director of Student Ministries.

Brian joined the staff of Spring Creek the summer of 2005 and serves as the Programming Pastor which includes service planning, curriculum writing, as well as various video and media related projects.  Brian and his wife, Kim, have three children, Curtis, Connor, and Callia who all love Kids Creek and Student Ministries! 
   
MONICA MACLEOD
Administrative Staff  (email)

Monica serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Life Group and Missions ministries.
   
MARLAINA ULRICH
Decoration Director

Marlaina joined the staff as the part-time Decoration Director in 2014.  Marlaina uses her creative and artistic gifts to make our facility beautiful, inviting, and warm.
   
JERICHO HAUST
Facilities Director (email)
Jericho joined the staff in 2016 after serving within the Church as a volunteer for many years. He has a degree in Christian Ministries from Liberty University. He helps to maintain and improve the safety and reliability of all the mechanical systems of Spring Creek Church and helps manage the day to day operations of the facility. 

 
   
AARON CROWLEY
Student Ministries and Facilities Coordinator  (email)
Aaron grew up in Spring Creek Church and joined our staff in 2014 to assist Case Seymour with Student Ministries after many years of volunteering. He graduated from Liberty University with an undergrad degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He aids Case in many aspects of our Student Ministry including teaching, planning our Youth Wednesday Night program, leading discipleship groups, coordinating “everything tech” for the Youth Group and strives to create an atmosphere that is inviting to Youth.  
In addition, he maintains the beautiful physical appearance of the Church campus alongside of Jericho Haust. He coordinates volunteers and others in maintaining the facility and seeks to provide an environment that allows everyone to feel welcomed and loved.

 
   
BOB LARSON
Pastoral Assistant  (email)

Bob assists with many of the operational needs of the church including corrdinating parking strategy on Sunday mornings and special events.