Pastor: Dennis Schwalenberg

pastorAs the Lead Pastor here at Bethlehem, God has given me a vision for a church, that is passionate in His worship, growing in His Word, involved in His ministry, and reaching out with His Gospel. He calls us to do this First here in central Wisconsin and Then to the ends of the earth.

We would love to have you join us for worship!

I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior through the Jesus movement in the 70’s. Since those days I’ve played and help to lead worship with a guitar. I met the love of my life, Marlene, at a church in Akron, Ohio. We were no longer young when we married and assumed our ministry with youth and children would be the only “parenting” we would do. God had a better plan; in 1995 we adopted Lianna from Nanning, China and in 1999 we adopted Jeremy from Saigon, Vietnam.

Director of Youth Ministry: Pat Resheske

65Hi, I am Pat Resheske, Director of Youth Ministries at Bethlehem. As Director, I coordinate our Sunday school, Wednesday night Children’s programs, Monday & Wednesday night Youth Bible Studies, retreats, Mission Trips, work projects and other youth activities. I have lived in Nekoosa my entire life. My wife, Judy, and I have two adult sons. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and also playing & coaching chess. What I really enjoy is working with young people to help them become all that God intends them to be.

Secretaries: Judy Resheske & Bailey Resheske

As the church secretaries we do a lot of the behind the scenes work such as creating the newsletters, worship guides, and keeping track of the congregational statistics.  We also have the blessing of interacting with those who come into the church throughout the week.  As you may have noticed we are a mother-in-law, daughter-in-law duo.  Bailey is married to Judy and Pat’s younger son, Tim.  It is a joy for us to work together and we look forward to meeting you!  Feel free to come into the office and visit, or give the church a call and we will be on the other end.