Larry moved to Platteville in December of 2017. He is a former jr. high and high school English teacher and basketball coach who became a youth and worship pastor in the Chicago area. Then he became a senior pastor in Ferney-Voltaire, France at an international church called Crossroads where he served and lived for 15 years. He is a father of four boys who grew up in America and France and are now living all over the world. He is married to Lisa. He is a grandpa to Bert.
Jesse joined the staff in January of 2019. In high school he began to feel God calling him into ministry. After graduation, he attended Emmaus Bible College to pursue God’s call on his life to ministry. That call has led him to serve in many capacities in children’s and youth ministries through the years. He recently finished his Masters in Christian Ministry through Liberty University.
Jesse and his wife Erica are currently living in Cuba City with their three boys, Judah, Elijah, and Ezekiel. He enjoys being able to spend time outdoors deer hunting or just being in God’s creation, spending time with family or traveling.
"I am excited God has led me here to serve Him through the Children’s Ministry at Community Church .I am so thankful and excited for the opportunity I have to partner with parents and volunteers as we seek to share the love of Jesus each week with children. I can’t wait to see children come alive in Christ and be who God created them to be."
Kristi has been active in youth ministries as a small group leader and forming new ministries at churches that she has attended while moving about the country. Growing up in Indiana and then living in the south for almost 20 years, she’s picked up a few southernisms and y’alls along the way. Her husband, Eric, and 2 boys, Jacob and Josh reside in Cuba City on a farmette raising goats, chickens, and many barn cats. She enjoys time with family and going on walks with her dogs. She believes that God gives you experiences in life to deepen your faith. She can see how God has people cross your path to brighten your life and bring new experiences to share. She’s excited to connect and grow with the youth and families at Community church.
My favorite verse is “The Lord will fight for you, all you have to do is be still.” Exodus 14:14. What a comforting thought to just be still and God will go to battle for you. Just rest in His presence.
Leonard has served faithfully as the church facilities coordinator since 2008 but has also served as a volunteer audio technician since 2001. Leonard keeps the place clean, organized, and set up for all of the ministries and events that go on at CEFC. He clears the snow (what he calls the 's' word), mows the grass, and loves to take photographs of just about anything (many of the pictures on this website are from him). And talk about commitment: with the exception of just two months, Leonard has lived his entire life in Platteville!