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.  

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.

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.
Accountant  (email)

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

Financial Secretary  (email)

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


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
Children's Pastor  (email)

Mike was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, graduated from Cedarville College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible Comprehension.  Mike then earned a Masters of Arts in Ministry from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Michigan.
Mike has serveed at First Baptist Church in Carmel, IN and Calvary Church in Fruitport, Michigan before joining the Spring Creek staff in December of 2009 as the Children's Ministries Pastor. 

Mike and Christy have been blessed with three children: daughter, Taylor and sons Bryce and Brayden. On Mike’s days off you will find him spending time with his family, enjoying games together, riding bikes or playing an assortment of sports. When Mike is not working or with his family he is sure to be hunting or golfing.
Administrative Staff  (email)

Wendy serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Mike Wilkerson in the area of Children's Ministries.
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 God. Dan loves his musicians and tech teams, and serves with them to change the world by God's grace each week.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Dan graduated from Cedarville University in 1999 with dual degrees in Vocal Performance and Church Music, and received a Master's Degree and in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo in 2003, with permanent certification in Music Education from New York State in early 2006.  

Dan has served as the Worship Pastor at Spring Creek since 2005.  He loves spending time with his wife, Summer, and being Dad to Sarah and Micah. He enjoyes studying God's Word, doing life with friends, and improving his musicianship. He loves cooking for his family, staying fit and helping Summer garden.
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 the outdoors, playing sports, music, board games, and hanging out with friends.  

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. 
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.
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.
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.

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.
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! 
Administrative Staff  (email)

Monica serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Brian Mitchell in the areas of Life Groups, Local Outreach, and Missions.
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.
Assistant Facilities Manager  (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. Jericho and his wife Brianne have been married since 2005 and have four beautiful children: Grace, Oliver, Josephine, and Edith. Jericho leads the Abide life group and various Men’s Ministry small groups. In his free time he enjoys discipleship, running, cooking, camping, and automotive repair/rehab.    

Assistant Student Ministries and Facilities Coordinator  (email)
Pastoral Assistant  (email)

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