brent bickel

We have an amazing team of leaders and volunteers, and we look forward to expanding the team.  We believe we are all called to serve others.  

Brent Bickel serves as lead pastor. After growing up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, he attended college, graduated, and began his career as a public high school teacher in North Carolina. The "pull" to move south was due to a young woman who lived there, Laura, who soon became his wife. Even though Brent loved teaching, he felt this was not his life's calling and he and Laura moved to North Dakota where he served as Family Life Pastor while getting his theological training. After four years they were asked to plant a new church in the Dane County area, and moved back to Wisconsin.  Waunakee was chosen as the place to begin this new church. Brent and Laura and their three children, Jackson, Hannah, and Tanner, love Waunakee and definitely feel they have found their home!  


Chris Bickett serves as student ministries pastor. She grew up in Wyoming and met her husband Paul, in Spearfish, SD. They moved to Middleton, Wisconsin in 2001. Chris has served as a key team leader at another church plant and is currently taking education classes and preparation toward becoming an ordained minister. She has a degree in elementary education, and taught for 7 years. Paul and Chris have three children, Elsa, Emma, and Kenneth.