ABOUT US

Journey Community Church is a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

Journey Community Church strives to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Journey Community Church makes an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

Journey Community Church highly values our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

OUR VISION

START

If you’re still seeking answers or you’ve just started your journey with Christ, we’re here to encourage you to take the next step, as quickly or as slowly as you prefer. This is a journey and people go at different speeds. Some places to start may be: attending our services regularly, a Welcome Party, our Starting Point class, or coming to an event.

STRENGTHEN

We strengthen our journeys in community. Some ways to do that may be joining a Growth Group and digging into Scripture, attending our Journey 101 Class, getting involved in a ministry, or following Christ in baptism. Your choice at your speed when you’re ready to take that next step.

SHARE

Everyone has a story and sharing our stories helps other people. God never wastes a hurt. We offer opportunities for you to discover your story and learn how to share it in a way that helps and encourages others who are where you were. It’s amazing what God can do with our stories! You can also use your leadership gifts by apprenticing in a ministry to share the greatest story of all…the story of Jesus Christ!

PASTORS/ELDERS

Mark Schmechel

Lead Pastor

Chaz Pelky

Associate Pastor

Gregg Plinska

Elder

Joe Grier

Elder

SERVANT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Kevin Lehto

Deacon of Facilities

Nate Sunstrom

Deacon of Grounds

Kim Helmila

Deacon of Finances

STAFF AND LEADERSHIP TEAM

Lisa Vandenberg

Admin. Assistant

Micah/Lydia Marshall

Worship Directors

Beth Rodewald

Journey Kids Director

Brian Janssen

Student Ministry Dir.

Christina Thompson

Womens Min. Dir.

Danielle Thyssen

Guest Services Dir.

Courtney Cholij

Missions Director

Josh Scheer

Broadcast Engineer

Brett Bond

Safety Team

Adam Rodewald

IT

Leah Vertz

Bookkeeper

OUR BELIEFS

Trinity: God Is
Revelation: God Speaks
Creation: God Makes
Image: God Loves
Fall: God Judges
Covenant: God Pursues
Incarnation: God Comes
Cross: God Dies
Resurrection: God Saves
Church: God Sends
Worship: God Transforms
Stewardship: God Gives
Kingdom: God Reigns

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS