So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. -1 Peter 5:1-3
Dan and his wife Erin have been married for 18 years and are the parents of Ellie (15), Morgan (12), Caroline (8) and Claire (6). Previous to their return to Wisconsin they worked with two church plants in Colorado. Dan is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and a graduate from Denver Seminary and The George Washington University. Both Dan and Erin love connecting people to church and are known to invite people over to their home to enjoy ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce, play board games (yeah they are geeky), and talk about life. In addition, Dan loves triathlons, coaching his daughter's volleyball team and reading about the Civil War.
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Mark grew up in Milwaukee, lived for many years in the Merrill area, and four years ago moved to Appleton. Prior to retiring in 2010, Mark worked for 30 years with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division, after serving in the US army and working in the automotive industry. Mark and Tana married seven years ago and together they have two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren! Hobbies include travel, woodworking, and car projects. Mark looks forward to serving Emmaus Road Church and is committed to serving God and ongoing personal growth.
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Luke is a husband to Tracy and father of Grace and Dexter. He makes handmade pottery for a living at Sunset Hill Stoneware. He enjoys football, craft beer, and theology. While he grew up in a WELS Lutheran household, he did not become saved until his early 20s. Ever since then he has felt a call to ministry. He has witnessed and experienced the dangers of cultural Christianity that is endemic in our Wisconsin culture. He believes that this issue is best addressed by the explicit preaching of the gospel. It is his desire to apply the explicit gospel to all areas of our lives so that we might enjoy and glorify God more fully.
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Perry grew up in Kaukauna, Wis and came to saving faith in Christ at age 26. He and his wife Jill have been married 18 years and enjoy running their family business while being involved in various ministries over the years. He loves to share the good news of Christ and interact with people of different religions and backgrounds. His favorite books of the Bible are Romans and Psalms and he is excited to serve at Emmaus Road.
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