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  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I feel incredibly humbled and blessed to play a role in the ministry of The Mission Church and to partner with such great people. There’s a huge need to create a safe place for people to ask honest questions about God. We’re here to reach people far from God and teach them what it means to be a follower of Christ. 


    What do you love about Appleton?

    What makes ministering in Appleton so unique is the diversity. There is a real passion for people in this community. I’m always amazed at the different ways in which this community links arms in an effort to help those in need. The fact that The Mission gets to play a role in helping others is awesome. Ultimately, Christ will build the church; I just play a part in it. 


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    My favorite role is husband to my amazing wife Denise and dad to three wonderful kids; Morgan, Isaiah, and Avery. When I’m not with the family or at church I can be seen competing in the occasional triathlon.

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    The Mission Church feels like home; it has a personality like no other church in Appleton. The community doesn't just talk about hospitality; they practice it. And they aren't afraid of the messiness of life, because they know that God is made great in weakness.


    What do you love about Appleton?

    I love Appleton because of its people - creative, practical, and filled with enough enthusiasm to make life interesting. This city never ceases to surprise me.


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I am happily married to my lovely wife Tiffany who challenges me, encourages me, and reminds me of the grace given to me in Christ. She fills our home with music, watches Parks and Recreation, and isn't threatened by my man-crush on Ron Swanson. Life is good.

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    The Mission Church is a comfortable place where people feel loved, cared for and safe. Our heart is to love people where they are and help them take steps toward Jesus. It is an amazing adventure that I am blessed to be part of.


    What do you love about Appleton?

    I love Appleton! It values families and children through great schools and many opportunities for kids. It is safe and friendly—the small town “feel” with larger town excitement! People are so generous and care so much about their community and the people who live there.


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    Les and I have been married forever and are blessed with 5 daughters and 19 grandkids! I love my family! We live out in the country where we can raise chickens, have a big garden and mow lots of grass. 

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I was drawn to the Mission Church by their heart for serving the community around them. And my passion is to live out the Mission Church's vision to Reach and to Teach by reaching out and teaching the youth in the Appleton area.


    What do you love about Appleton?

    Appleton is my hometown and I love the great mix of the city and country life. Appleton has a little bit of everything a person could ask for. Appleton has always been a great city to grow up in and later settle down in as an adult. The farmers market during the summer and Oktoberfest in fall are just some of the highlights in Appleton.


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I love the outdoors. I am an avid camper, fisher, and hunter. I look forward to each season, especially winter, for the beauty and opportunities they bring. If I'm not out on a lake or in the woods i can be found cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. 

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I’ve been at The Mission Church since day one because I have deep friendships here. It’s such a welcoming community that has given me inspiration and hope in some of my best and worst times of life. 


    What do you love about Appleton?

    I love that Appleton is both big and small at the same time. It’s easy to relax, but there is plenty to do. 


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I’m married to my wife Steph. We love to travel the world to gain new perspectives and get out of our small boxes. Some of my favorite things are sports, shooting video, being around friends, and chinese food. 

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I love the Mission have been around since the first Sunday. The Mission’s heart for hurting people is like no church I’ve ever been at. It feels like home to me, and I can’t picture myself and my family anywhere else. 


    What do you love about Appleton?

    Appleton is great because it has a lot to offer as far as restaurants and local business and events, but still has that safe small town feel. My family and friends enjoy going to the different ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, and the comedy club from time to time.


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I am a homeschooling mom of two precious children, and have an awesome, hard-working husband who shares my love for Jesus, Star Wars, and Indian food. I enjoy making cakes in my spare time.

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I feel called to be at The Mission, I love the people there. I love the fact that we are a Bible-based church and that everything we do is grounded in scripture and believe that the Bible is the word of God.


    What do you love about Appleton?

    I love all the things that Appleton can give us and there is a lot happening. 


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    My passion is being able to tell my story of how God has changed me. And I have been blessed with keeping our church running smoothly and clean.

    I love disc golfing and Serving my King and the building he has blessed us with. 

    I am married to a most wonderful woman. She is my helper and my chief volunteer. I have 4 children, she has 2, which brings us up to a family of 8 with 6 grandchildren thrown in the mix. 

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I have been at The Mission Church since day 1 and continue to attend because I like the mission and vision of the church. Sunday services fill me up for the week and the relationships I've built have become like family to me. 


    What to you love about Appleton?

    I love the friendliness of people in the Appleton area and I love that the area has lots of amenities that big cities have but it still retains is small town atmosphere. I do loathe the winter weather though!


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I live with my sister and her two girls and love that I get to help raise them. I like to travel, read, exercise, spend time with my family, and flip houses. Real estate, specifically restoring old homes, is my passion.

  • Why are you at The Mission Church?

    I'm at The Mission Church for one simple reason, Love. I see everyone helping the community and leading people to Jesus with love, and I can't help but smile. I'm blessed to be a part of this ministry. 


    What do you love about Appleton?

    I love Appleton because the people are respectful and kind. The music scene is big in the Appleton area, and the amount of coffee shops downtown is impressive. 


    Tell us about your passions/hobbies/family.

    I am Married to my wife Indy and we have two children Rhine and Keeley. They are everything to me. When I'm not spending time with family, I like to build computers and work on cars. I'm extremely passionate about music. I started playing and listening to music at a young age, and it's a big part of my life. feel blessed to use my God given gifts.

The Mission Church

314 N. Appleton St

Appleton, WI