Meet our Elders
Elder | Pastor of Preaching & Vision
Luke is married to his best friend Amy and they’re enjoying being parents to their sons Isaiah, Levi, Simeon, and Titus. Pastor Luke joined the staff at Woodridge in 2006 as our Youth Pastor. In the years since Pastor Luke’s ministry responsibilities have transitioned him into an Associate Pastor role ultimately being called as our Pastor of Preaching and Vision in October 2013. Pastor Luke was ordained a Minister of the Gospel on January 15th, 2011 and has earned his Masters Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary in Deerfield, IL in May 2013.
Elder | Pastor of Music
Drew was saved by grace at an early age while reading the Bible story about the lost lamb and how Jesus would leave the 99 sheep to pursue this special sheep. Since that moment, Drew has pursued Jesus with fervor and dedication and has been involved in many ways while attending Woodridge since 2007. He has been a Pastor Elder at Woodridge since April 2015. Drew is passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and leading worship in song, knowing that the Holy Spirit is the true worship leader. He and his wife Ashley have four young children and enjoy gardening and playing outside.
Elder | Pastor of Discipleship and Implementation
Rich grew up in central Wisconsin and married Julie, his college sweetheart, shortly after graduation from the University of Wisconsin. After moving several times across the country, he and Julie settled in to Brookfield in 2001, where they’ve been raising their three children, Brooke (married to David), Joelle (engaged to John), and Grant. The Lord Jesus Christ called Rich to Himself in 2002 and he has been faithfully walking in righteousness, being sanctified by His blood ever since. Rich became a member of Woodridge in 2010, has served as an elder since 2015, and accepted the call to full time ministry since November, 2020. He enjoys his family, spending time with friends, and counselling with God's Word.
John has been a follower of Jesus Christ since coming to faith during his freshman year of college in 1972. He has been married to Lori since 1980, and they have one grown daughter who, together with her husband, has given them six delightful grandchildren. John and Lori began attending Woodridge in 1993 and immediately sensed God's calling to be a part of that body. Since that time, John has served in a variety of capacities at Woodridge—including his current term as a member of the Elder Council. He asks for prayer as he seeks to deepen his love for God and for the people who make up this very special church by pointing them to Jesus and proclaiming His glorious Gospel.
Scott was born and raised in Milwaukee. He became a Christian in 1980 after attending a Bible study. He and Cheryl married in 1988. Empty-nesters now, the Lindbergs live in Muskego. They began attending Woodridge in 2001 and have been members since 2003. Scott is currently serving in his fourth term as an Elder at Woodridge. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve God and His church, and praises God that Woodridge is a place where the Gospel is preached. Scott asks for prayer that the people of Woodridge would continue to grow in love for God and for each other.
Matt grew up as a missionary kid in Paraguay, South America. At the age of 9, God convicted Matt of his sin and he trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of his sins. After high school, Matt pursued an associates degree in biblical studies from Ethnos 360 Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI. He then went on to complete his bachelors degree in ministry leadership from Moody Bible Institute, followed by a masters degree in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Matt has served on staff at Woodridge in various capacities over the past 10 years. He and his wife, Bethany, enjoy serving Christ and His church together and their desire is to glorify God in all things with their lives.
Derek is married to his beautiful wife, Sarah, and together they are raising 3 children, Keefe, Keegan, and Laila. He has been attending Woodridge since 1993. The Lord began to work on his heart when he was his late twenties and by His irresistible grace, God would use those years to call Derek into His family by showing him his rebellion and the beauty of Jesus Christ. Since then, Derek has been given a deep love for the gospel and a desire for people to treasure the supremacy of Christ and grow in His likeness. Over the years, he has served in multiple capacities at Woodridge and has enjoyed laboring alongside many for the joy of His people and the glory of the Lord.
Meet our Diaconate & Staff
Deaconess | Music
Jen counts it a privilege to serve as the music director at Woodridge; she plans worship songs and leads worship teams to provide God's people with opportunities to worship Him in spirit and truth.
Karen serves at Woodridge in the office and is involved in many areas of the church such as, communication, coordination of events, etc.
& Congregational Care
& Congregational Care
Julie is privileged to serve Christ by offering care and counseling to women and couples as well as providing opportunities for others in our congregation to do the same.
Deaconess | Children’s Sunday School
Vicki oversees our children’s Sunday School program, scheduling teachers and creating curriculum for our children.
Jim works closely with Jack to maintain our facilities so that we can accomplish our mission to glorify God at Woodridge.
Deacon | Facilities
Jack oversees all facility maintenance and upkeep at Woodridge Community Church.
Deaconess | Communication
Alyson oversees all social media content at Woodridge and serves our church by providing quality communication through our media platforms.
Deacon | Adult Sunday School
Adam joyfully serves in adult Sunday School, coordinating gospel-centered teaching that helps people know what they believe and why they believe it.
Deacon | Mercy
Mark serves with his wife Jean to alleviate burdens and meet needs within the congregation.
Deaconess | Mercy
Jean serves with her husband Mark to alleviate burdens and meet needs within the congregation.