ministry staff

  • Daniel Breed

    Senior pastor

    Dan and his wife Erin have been married for 15 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.  


  • David Ehmke

    Assistant Pastor and Pastoral Apprentice

    David and his wife Allison are excited about becoming part of the community and joining in on the work God is doing in Appleton as he continues to grow his kingdom. David comes from a small family (he is the third of 13 children) in northeast Indiana. After high school, he moved to Mobile, Alabama to attend the University of South Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations. In 2018 David graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri with a Master of Divinity. He enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, watching and playing sports, and playing (but more specifically, winning) games.


  • Tony Beach

    pastoral counselor

    Tony and his wife Julie are both from Sheboygan Falls, WI and are the grateful parents of Jeremiah (13), Levi (10), Hannah (8), Elizabeth (5), and three children who they're eagerly awaiting meeting in heaven. They lived for 18 years in the Twin Cities. Tony obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Cross Cultural Communications from Bethany International University and a Master's of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul with a focus on Biblical Exposition and Counseling. Tony directed the mentoring program for at risk kids, counseled, and oversaw the career adults ministry at Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis and served as Pastor for Family Ministries at Valley Baptist Church. At both churches counseling youth and adults in a variety of situations was a significant part of his ministry. His history includes his own several year struggle with depression and anxiety and experiencing God's deep work in Christ. He loves helping others find God's strength in their own struggles. Tony is transitioning into the PCA and is excited to serve Jacob's Well as a counselor while he pursues ordination for pastoral ministry in the PCA.


  • adrienne SAUCEDO

    administrative assistant & co-Director of music

    Adrienne and her husband Moises have three children Santiago (5yrs), Mateo (3yrs), and Elias (1yr). Adrienne is a graduate of Lawrence University with a Double Major in Vocal Performance and Biology and is happy to use her musical gift to praise God and serve the church. In her spare time, which becomes more and more precious as the family grows, she likes to read a variety of books, ranging from classic literature to YA Fiction. She and Moises are also unabashed movie-lovers, their date nights complete with popcorn and midnight showings!




    Moises moved from Tijuana, Mexico to Appleton, WI in 2008 and married Adrienne in 2011, and since then they have enjoyed blending their cultures over the past seven years of marriage. Moises has been studying theology through LAMP Seminary for the past 4 yrs with the goal of earning a Bachelors of Divinity degree. He is passionate about ministering to the Hispanic community with sound gospel teaching and messages of hope. In his free time, Moises likes to read, watch baseball, and eat carne asada tacos.


  • Cassondra Schwandt

    Co-Director of Music

    Cassie and her husband Stephen have been married for 2.5 years and are the proud parents of Elise (10 months). Cassie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a double major in music and arts management. Music has an ability to connect to the hearts of believers and she feels blessed to lead the congregation in praise and worship on Sundays. In addition to playing piano, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking pictures, being outdoors and curling up with a good book.


  • Hannah mott

    children's ministry coordinator

    Hannah is married to her husband Chris, and they have three children: Magnolia, Clara, and Everett. A native of Northeast Wisconsin, Hannah attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she was a part of collegiate ministry during and after graduation. She and her family left New England and moved to Appleton in 2016, where she coordinates the ever-growing children’s ministry at Emmaus Road. Hannah has a desire to see children and their parents grow in their knowledge and love of God and the Church. She is a fan of watching BBC shows with her husband, jigsaw puzzles, reading a good book, and baking in her spare time. 




    Originally from northwest Louisiana, Chris graduated from LSU with a degree in English Literature and afterwards served in collegiate ministry and church planting in New England, where he met his wife, Hannah. They have been married since 2013 and have three children: Magnolia, Clara, and Everett. Chris is passionate about seeing people come to and grow in their faith through the local church, and is excited to be serving as a pastoral intern. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, U.S. Presidential history, and LSU football (Geaux Tigers!)


  • Carol marker

    lay counselor

    Carol received her counseling training at the Christian Counseling Education Foundation at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and was a counselor at her church in Delaware until moving to Wisconsin in 2014. Her passion is to come alongside women and encourage them through various issues including sexual abuse, fear, worry, anxiety, marriage problems, addictions, anger, shame, guilt - life in general!  She absolutely loves meeting with children as well. Carol believes that the Bible speaks to all of life's problems, and her goal is to always point people to Christ, His Word, and His promises as she offers hope in what might seem to be a hopeless situation. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren, loves to read and travel, and is always in her kitchen trying new recipes.