Rev. Jeff Brown
Jeff grew up in Southern Wisconsin. He has served in various pastoral positions in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Thailand & Michigan. After serving as the District Superintendent in the C&MA Great Lakes District for 12 years, Jeff joined the Western Great Lakes District Team in August, 2012. Jeff and Jody have three adult children and are excited to be "back home" in Wisconsin.
Rev. Doug Jerred
Assistant to the District Superintendent
Doug grew up in Southern Wisconsin. He has served as a youth pastor in churches in Ohio and New York and as a senior pastor in two different churches in Wisconsin. He is excited to continue his ministry in his home state in the WGLD District Office, where he has served since November 2014. Doug and his wife Tina have three teenage children.
Rev. Jordan Brown
Jordan grew up in Southeast Michigan and attended Crown College. During his time at Crown, Jordan sensed a call upon his life to pursue academic ministry and train up ministry leaders. In response to that call, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Hebrew Bible at UW-Madison. He and his wife Nikki have three young children.
Mrs. Jessi Borchardt
Children’s Ministry Consultant
Jessi is the children's ministry consultant for the WGLD. She has been involved in volunteer and staff children’s ministry roles over the last 13 years. She considers her job and her passion the same -- equipping those in the local church to reach and disciple the kids in their communities for Christ. Jessi lives in a tiny town in north central Wisconsin with her husband, three kids, and lots of trees.
Rev. Chris Folkestad
Youth Ministry Consultant
Chris grew up in Central Minnesota and attended Crown College graduating with a degree in Youth Ministry. Chris has served at his home church in St. Croix Falls for nearly 13 years. Chris believes that the best way to do ministry and life is as a team. He and his wife Katie have two children.