Kettlebrook Leadership

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  • troy loether: lead Pastor

    Married to: Stephanie

    Dad to: Tiara, Tianna, Chloe, Isaac, and Ephraim

    Both Troy and his wife Stephanie came to know Jesus Christ while in the context of authentic, relational discipleship groups and both have a passion for the transformation that can take place in these environments. Troy’s favorite pastime is spending time with other people, especially Stephanie and their five children. Troy enjoys being active and playing just about any sport. Troy and Stephanie care deeply for the people of our community, love raising their kids here and are blessed to see all that God is doing in the community. Whether in his past career in the marketplace, in his neighborhood, playing basketball with friends, or as pastor, in all areas of Troy’s life, he seeks to point people to Jesus as the perfect image of our loving Father. 

  • Ryan LaTour

    pastor (jackson site) & of MISSIONAL LIVING

    Married to: Libby (1999)

    Dad to: Myah and Ben

    Ryan is passionate about helping people become Christ-followers who help others follow Christ, seeking to reflect the goodness of Jesus in all of life: work, marriage, parenting, relationships, finances and more. He does this through a missional community family where they share in each other’s lives, encourage one another and serve together. Ryan likes coaching sports, hunting, walks with his bride and time with friends. An outflow of following Jesus leads Ryan to live with great intentionality with his relationships where he seeks to model a life where others see Jesus’ good news.  

  • Steve farina:  

    pastor  of Care and connections

    married to: martha

    Dad to: Abby (AJ), Cassia (Cory), Anthony, Laurel (Ben)

    Grandpa to: Teagan, Keller, Fiona, and Elan

    Steve’s favorite thing is hanging out and meeting people! He loves to listen to and to learn people's stories, seeing God’s evident love and pursuit woven into each story. Since people matter so much to Jesus, people matter to Steve. Another great love of Steve’s at Kettlebrook is being “Grandpa Steve” to many of the kids. He loves telling them Bible stories and watching their eyes get wide with “what will happen next?” Steve and wife Martha spent nearly 20 years in ministry in Central Europe because they both love learning about and being with people from other cultures. And we can't leave out prayer... Steve would love to pray with you and for you. 

  • kim mundinger

    Pastor of family & Children's ministry

    Married to: Jay (1990)

    Mom to: Jase, Sally (David), Charlie, Jack, Daniel and Lydia

    Grandma to: Oliver

    Kim’s love for Christ and passion for helping children to know Him is evident in many aspects of her life. Whether it be her own kids and grandbaby, the kids in her Missional Community family, the Kettlebrook children’s ministry kids or in serving the local foster care system, sharing Jesus in these relationships is her greatest desire. Just as God has given her hope through Jesus, she wants others to know that hope as well. Most recently, God has led her to learn about, and minister to, kids and families dealing with trauma. She gives generously of her time and treasure in order to see the Kingdom of God come locally and globally.  

  • david syzdek:  Pastor of Youth ministry

    Married to: Sally (2018)

    Dad to: Oliver

    David loves to be outdoors camping, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and being involved in others' lives, but most of all he has a desire to make Jesus known! His servant-leadership empowers others to grow in their faith and use their gifts and passions to then love and serve others. As someone who experienced others investing in him, he loves to connect with youth, whether it be through music worship bands, a small group, developing them as leaders, at camp… just doing life with them. David started in a career in firefighting before God led him to full-time youth ministry.

  • bridget pfeil: Director of Children's Ministry

    Married to: Curt (1994)

    Mom to: CJ, Mitch and Marissa 

    Bridget began to grow in her understanding of God through MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers). Just as other women came alongside her to give her insight about her identity as a woman, as a wife and a mother, Bridget seeks to come alongside others in authentic relationships where people can be real about life circumstances, struggles and questions about faith. Whether it be a Sunday morning children’s ministry group, a discipleship group or other relationship, Bridget desires for others to grow in their faith in order for them to experience the true peace of God.    

  • Kristi Diffor: Director of Creative Design

    Married to: Greg (1992)

    Mom to: Tyson, Evan, Keaton and Nolan

    Kristi’s faith in God began as a young teen who understood that she needed to not only be saved from her sin, but needed the Spirit of God to lead her, change her heart and give her purpose. She desires to help others grow in faith and understand of God’s unfailing love. Hearing other people’s stories over tea is one of her greatest joys. Her other joys include spending time with family and friends, playing board games, hosting people at their home, and riding a horse through the woods.

  • sue cole: Director of Administration

    Married to: Scott (1983)

    Mom to: Sarah and Franklin

    Grandma to: Vienna, Jackson, León, Cole, and Isola

    Sue’s life is one of servant leader who seeks to be a blessing to everyone - family, friends, Chix4aCause recipients and others in which she crosses paths.  Serving others is central to her everyday rhythms of life.  Whether she is spending time with her Grandchildren, paddling on the Milwaukee River, hiking with her husband, Scott, or golfing with friends, Sue seeks to model Jesus to others and point to the ways that Jesus has loved and served her.  

  • Sarah batzler: accounting / Administration

    Mom to: Emmanuel, Christian, and Ryley (& Furry child – Josie) 

    Sarah has been following Jesus for as long as she can remember. Along the way, she has experienced the love of God in deep and profound ways that allow her to trust in God, even in the midst of deep pain. Out of this experience, she desires to be a safe place for other women to share struggles, fears, & challenges but also grow in Christ and find joy in the hardships. Whether it be with her family, friends, coworkers or others, Sarah seeks to love others and live her life as an example of Jesus.  

  • Katherine tobey: Director of REACH local

    Married to: Nate (2002)

    Mom to: Madelynn and Caleb

    Katherine is all about loving others in her neighborhood, missional community, at the Seed of Hope Center and at Kettlebrook, where she serves as the Director of REACH Local and volunteers on a regular basis weekly! She grew up in the church and continues to grow in her faith, be changed through the power of the Good News of Jesus and seeks to serve God by loving others. She and her family love to be active, outdoors, and spend time with others. 

  • Kara: Director of REACH Global

    Married to: Mike (1994)

    As a young adult, Kara heard the Good News of Jesus and was inspired deeply by the love of God the Father for her as well as for all people in the world. Following God’s heart for the world, she has sought to live her life, whether locally or oversees, alongside others. Whether over a cup of coffee, on a walk or a long bike ride, as a cross country coach or mentor, Kara’s life is an open book and an example of how the Holy Spirit changes people amidst the ups and downs of life. She will always point others to Jesus as the hope and light for this world as well as the heart of God in human form. Helping others know the Father through Jesus is central to everything she does!

  • mike: pastor emeritus  

    Married to: Kara (1994)

    Mike graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in business management and marketing. He worked in the business world several years before moving to Siberia for eight years. In 2005, Mike and his family moved back to the area and helped launch Kettlebrook. God’s love for all people, especially those who have never heard about Jesus, is central to all Mike does. Whether biking or drinking a beer with others, traveling, going to the Y or simply being a support to someone hurting, Mike’s desire is to point them to Jesus

  • Trent Halvorsen - ignite ministry intern

    son to: kristy & Kurt (passed away 2018)

    brother to: Bryce & Mackenzie

    Trent was born in Illinois where his dad was a youth pastor. With great leadership from his mom and dad, Trent learned to follow Christ and Chicago sports at a very young age. Since then, Trent and his family moved to Wisconsin where his mom and dad became the directors at a local Christian camp. It was through living at camp that Trent discovered his true heart and passion for serving others and sharing the gospel message with all!  Throughout his middle and high school career, Trent has been able to express his passion at our Torch and Ignite programs. Whether it was playing on the worship team or being a small group leader, Trent loves to serve others. Trent also serves his community in many ways, including being a volunteer firefighter. Lastly, some of Trent's favorite pastimes are fishing, carpentry, playing baseball, and spending time with friends and family!

  • joe butz, Elder Chair

    Married to: Jayne (1986)

    Father to: Erik (Melissa) and Evan

    Grandpa to: Kaya and zachary

    Quiet, humble, kind, and servant are words that describe Joe. This is seen in the way Joe serves the Kettlebrook family as Elder, on the media team, in a missional community serving the vulnerable, and at work and within his family. Joe allows the truths in the Bible to persistently convict and encourage him in all aspects of his life so that he can live life in ways that Jesus commanded. Despite imperfections in this world, Joe trusts the perfection of Christ that leads him to live, love and serve others. 

  • matt braeger

    MARRIED TO: JESSICA (2000)

    DAD TO: SIMON AND LEVI

     

    Matt serves the Kettlebrook family as an Elder, on the Count Team and Finance Team, and also leads a Triad and a Missional Community Family in Jackson.  Following Jesus is an all-of-life decision for Matt, which impacts how he strives to be an example to his boys and a servant leader in the workplace.  

  • Ryan hughes

    married to: kerry

    father to: archie, theo, and eloise

    Ryan, an Industrial Engineer by trade, is a hands-on kind of guy who enjoys making stuff work (or breaking it).  He grew up knowing Jesus, but it was 10 years ago when he was invited to join a small group that he learned the relational aspect of Jesus.  The Good News of Jesus has taught him the value of relationships over everything else - relationship with God, and with one another.  As he continues to mature in faith, he’s been given opportunities to share his story, demonstrate Christ’s love, and help point others to the truth of Jesus.

  • RYAN LATOUR

    MARRIED TO: LIBBY (1999)

    DAD TO: MYAH AND BEN

    Ryan is passionate about helping people become Christ-followers who help others follow Christ, seeking to reflect the goodness of Jesus in all of life: work, marriage, parenting, relationships, finances and more. He does this through a missional community family where they share in each other’s lives, encourage one another and serve together. Ryan likes coaching sports, hunting, walks with his bride and time with friends. An outflow of following Jesus leads Ryan to live with great intentionality with his relationships where he seeks to model a life where others see Jesus’ good news.

  • troy loether

    Married to: Stephanie (2003)

    Dad to: Tiara, Tianna, Chloe, Isaac and Ephraim

    Both Troy and his wife Stephanie came to know Jesus Christ while in the context of authentic, relational discipleship groups and both have a passion for the transformation that can take place in these environments. Troy’s favorite pastime is spending time with other people, especially Stephanie and their five children. Troy enjoys being active and playing just about any sport. Troy and Stephanie care deeply for the people of our community, love raising their kids here and are blessed to see all that God is doing in the community.  Whether in his past career in the marketplace, in his neighborhood, playing basketball with friends, or as pastor, in all areas of Troy’s life, he seeks to point people to Jesus as the perfect image of our loving Father. 

  • jAY mUNDINGER

    Married to: Kim (1990)

    Father to: JaSe, Sally (David), Charlie, Jack, Daniel and Lydia

    Grandpa to: Oliver

    Jay is gifted spiritually as a shepherd of people. He leads people in many various roles: in the workplace, community, and at Kettlebrook through children’s ministry, as an elder and within their missional community family. No matter the place, Jay seeks to live out his faith by investing in friendships that lead to sharing the good news of Jesus. Jay says, “His grace brings amazing joy to my life to know that the Creator of this world desires a relationship with me. That leads me to extend relationship to others.”