Pastor Joel Brandt
Pastor Joel has had the opportunity to lead a variety of ministries, but has focused primarily on Evangelism, Discipleship, Children/Family, and Music ministry. His greatest passion however is preaching and he loves to help people discover and rediscover how practical, meaningful and relevant God’s Word is for our everyday lives.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
Jacob and Jess Koch
As a couple, we love the fact that we get to work together to lead the youth ministries at Cross. In college we studied at Concordia University Wisconsin, and were equipped to work in a variety of areas with children and youth. We put this training to good use each week as we seek to connect with the youth of Cross. We have a deep desire to see all the young people of the church become inspired by the love of Christ.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
Sunday School Superintendent
I am a passionate and loyal volunteer at Cross who oversees and coordinates the Children’s Ministry. While, much of my time is dedicated to the oversight of our weekly Sunday School program, I’m always willing to help out and serve alongside my family. I take time to make sure everything is ready for the kids each week so that they all experience the love of Christ from the moment they come through our doors!