Leadership

Our leadership structure engages strong leaders in three distinct areas of ministry ownership. From staff to operators to overseers, we activate our leaders to take their areas of ministry to the next level, with guidance and accountability along the way.

Staff

Our staff takes ground-level ownership of their area of ministry, putting in the day-to-day work to keep every program and event at The Bridge functioning at its best!

Operators

Every ministry at The Bridge has an operator - a volunteer ministry leader who provides guidance, support, and prayerful leadership over that specific area of ministry.

Overseers

Our overseers are powerful, spirit-filled leaders who serve as spiritual council over the church. They provide leadership and accountability to ministry and pastoral staff.

Bridge Staff

Our Bridge staff is a group of energetic, passionate people who are crazy about ministry at this church. Click on a bio to read more about each person, and to find contact information if you want to connect further.

www.thebridgeportage.org/jeffwenke

Jeff Wenke

Lead Pastor

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Joel

Joel Messenger

Director of Ministries & Men’s Discipleship

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Ryan

Ryan Frantz

Discipleship Pastor

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Jeff

Jeff Fernandez

Student Ministries

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Nic Sims

Worship + Tech Director


Will

Mitch Sheahan

Church Plant Pastor

Converge Community

Peg

Peg Weaver

Prayer

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Gynetta

Gynetta Thompson

Bridge Kids Younger: Ages 0-5
Women’s Discipleship

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Heidi

Heidi Wenke

Bridge Kids Older
Grades K-3

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Wendy

Wendy Caster

The Zone
Grade 4 & 5

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Peg

Scott Blowers

Care Pastor

Peg

Melody Woods

Community Impact

Tyler

Tyler Burdick

Tech Coordinator

Katie

Kim Putnam

Finances

Katie

Katie Cugliotta

Office Manager

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Jen

Jen Klaassen

Administrative & Finance Assistant

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Kayleigh

Emily Van Dis

Events Coordinator & Married People Ministry Leader

Emily@thebridgeportage.org

Kayleigh

Sara Campbell

Student Ministries Assistant

Sara@thebridgeportage.org

Kayleigh

Hayden Blowers

Facilities

Hayden@thebridgeportage.org


Kayleigh

Josh Wenke

Technology Consultant

Tech@thebridgeportage.org


Michelle Persails

Facilities

Michelle@thebridgeportage.org

Bridge Overseers

Our Overseers are committed to serving The Bridge and our congregation as spiritual leaders, counsel to our staff, and powerful prayer warriors.

www.thebridgeportage.org/jeffwenke

Back Row (L to R): Jason Caster, Dave Herder, Joel Messenger, Jeff Wenke
Front Row (L to R): Krystal Sheerer, Andy Van Dis, Krystal Collins


If you'd like to connect with our Overseer Team with a question or concern,
please click the links below to send an e-mail!

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