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 and was ordained at the 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 travelled with the Athletes for Christ basketball team to the Philippines in the summers of 1974 and 1975.  He is also a trustee at Cedarville University.

Chip is married to Margie and they have three children: Kelly (Mike) Carlo, Karl (Bethany), and Ben (Christine). Chip and Margie can often be found doting over their seven grandchildren.  He enjoys sports, yard work and was the chaplain for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for 22 years.  

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 6 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.

Administrative Staff (email)

Becca serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Case Seymour in the Student Ministry
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. 
Administration Staff (email)

Shannon serves as the Administrator to Pastor Jason Hand in the Children's Ministry.
Tech and Missions Pastor (email)

Chris has been in ministry since he was attending Bible college at Clarks Summit Univeristy.  He has done many things in these years of ministry.  He and his wife, Amy have been married since 1996 and have 4 children who are very involved in many activities of life.  They come to Spring Creek Church from the Cleveland Ohio area heavily involved in missions around the world with technology for ministry. 
Worship Pastor (email)

Kyle grew up in Cincinnati, OH and has been a worship leader for over 25 years. Licensed in 2006 and ordained in 2012, he has served at multi-generational, multi-location churches of all sizes. He started traveling the country as a music evangelist at 12 years old, but has spent the past 18 years devoted to the local church.
Kyle joined the Spring Creek staff in August of 2022 after serving for 12 years as the Gathering Pastor at Liberty Heights Church in Liberty Twp, OH. He is passionate about developing authentic worship leaders and designing opportunities that lead others to hear the gospel and respond to all that God has done!
Kyle and his wife, Heidi, have one child (Roman) and two crazy dogs. When he isn’t doing something musical, he enjoys smoking meat, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach) with his family and rooting for Kentucky Wildcats Basketball.
Worship Leader (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 served as a volunteer here at Spring Creek Church as the Youth Worship Leader from 2011-2016. He also helped to lead worship at a few churches in the area before joining the Spring Creek staff in the fall of 2016. Now he splits his time between leading the Youth Worship ministry and leading worship each Sunday morning.

 His passion is seeing the body of Christ worship genuinely in their hearts and minds as well as to develop God focused worship teams. With those goals in mind he spends his time teaching, leading, and trying to exemplify Christ to others each day.

Jamie and his wife, Becca, enjoy DIYing, playing sports, music, board games and just hanging out.  

Administrative Staff  (email)

Trina serves as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Brian Mitchell, and Pastor Chris Brown in the Worship Ministry.  

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

Patti grew up and still resides in Brookfield, WI.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in English and Public Relations.

She joined the Spring Creek staff in the Fall of 2020.  Prior to that, Patti served at another church for 8 years as a Women’s Ministry Assistant.  She is excited to again return to Women’s Ministries after a hiatus as a stay-at-home mom.
Patti and her husband Rob have been blessed with four children: Ryan (Reagan), David, Sarah and Steven.

As the Women’s Ministry Director, Patti desires to create a place where women can develop deep friendships as they study God’s Word together.  That they would leave feeling enriched and equipped, to impact their home and community with the love of Christ.
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.
Olivia Myers
Administrative Staff  (email)

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

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 for Pastor Chris Brown and Missions ministry as well as Patti Hutton and Women's Ministry.
Decoration Director (email)

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.
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. 

Assistant Facilities Director (email)
David was born and raised in Hemet California and since moving to the area has been volunteering in the Loft High school ministry with his wife Lianne. David has an undergraduate in Ministry Leadership from Grace College.

He was brought on in 2022 to help Jericho in the Facilities department. He helps to maintain the safety and reliability of all the mechanical systems of Spring Creek Church and helps manage the day-to-day operations of the facility.

Director of Student Engagement and Tech  (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.  

Pastoral Assistant  (email)

Robert (Bob) assists with many of the operational needs of the church including coordinating parking strategy on Sunday mornings and special events.  


Video and Media Director (email)
Tim joined the staff in 2021 after serving within the Church as a volunteer. He has a degree in Architectural Studies from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Tim creates videos and graphics to help tell God's story of redemptive work in people at Spring Creek.