Cross Lutheran Staff
Pastor John Brink
Called as Senior Pastor for Cross Lutheran Church in 2017, Pastor John and his family joined the Cross Lutheran community in August 2017. His wife, Melody, currently serves as Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
They bring three children to our community - Anya, Eli, and Joshua.
Pastor elizabeth Lee
Pastor Elizabeth is the second pastor at Cross Lutheran Church specializing in Youth and Family Ministries. She previously serviced at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walworth, WI from 2015-2018, and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun, WI from 2010-2015.
Pastor Elizabeth received a BA in Religion: Global Service and a minor in Social Welfare from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA in 2005. During her time at Wartburg, she lived and worked with Lutheran Community Care in South Australia, which helped her to connect her call to pastoral ministry and our work as disciples doing God’s work in the world. While at Wartburg, she received her Youth and Family Ministries Certification from Wartburg Seminary. In 2009, she graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) with her Master of Divinity.
Pastor Elizabeth is married to Josh and they have three children. Josh is a Civil Engineer specialized in Geotechnical and Transportation who works for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Their son, Xander, is five years old and enjoys running and spending time with his church friends. He also enjoys being in kindergarten this year. They have three-year-old twins, Nico and Kenzie, who enjoy worship music and keeping their parents busy.
Pastor Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in community activities. In her limited spare time she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. Pastor Elizabeth is passionate that God’s love is turning our world upside down and we have the joy and responsibility of sharing this love with others.
Brian Plehn - Contemporary Worship Leader, Music Team Director, Joyful Voices Director
Brian joined the music staff in 2015.
Ginny Richards - Organist
Ginny has served Cross as organist for 50+ years.
Sarah Flygare - Bell Director
Sarah joined the music staff in 2018.