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MEET THE STAFF

Pastor Chad elfe

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Pastor Chad has been a church planter since graduating from Concordia Seminary St Louis in 2014.  His first call was to plan Renew Lutheran in Lake Saint Louis, MO.  In the summer of 2015 Chad and his family moved to Green Bay, WI and was called to become part time staff at RAIZED Church.  Since then he has always worked as a bi-vocational pastor.  Serving both in the community and the church the last 8 years has given him great insight into the ministry we call our people to serve alongside their regular jobs.  In fall of 2022, Chad was asked to consider joining the staff of Christ of the Bay.  RAIZED was operating as a house church at this time and over long prayerful conversations, the members of RAIZED and Christ of the Bay agreed to join ministries and work to further build relationships in the community.  Chad and his family love to serve other young families in leading missional lives for Jesus.  Life is an adventure and together we love to bring others along to find the ways God wants us to be active in it.  Chad and his Wife Jenna have been married for 11 years and have four children, Lillyanna, Adylyn, Ellyse  and Fynnigan.  

Joshua LaFever

Joshua LaFever joined our staff in September of 2023 as the Youth Ministry and Outreach Coordinator.  Josh brings a wealth of skills to the table as well as receiving his degree in Intercultural and Pre-ministerial studies from North Central University in Minnesota.  He also speaks fluent Spanish which will be very valuable in our church community.  
 

Josh enjoys cooking, gardening, exploring nature, camping, and spending quality time with family and friends but his main passion is sharing his faith with others in a way that connects to them where they are at.  Building relationships and sharing in his faith has brought Josh through this life so far.  Josh and his wife Lindsey have been married for 11 years and have two daughters, Antalya and Jocelynne  

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debbie gosse

Debbie has been the church's Administrative Assistant since 2015 and absolutely loves working with and serving God's people.  In her free time Debbie loves reading, traveling, walking, playing games, leading Bible studies, and hanging out with the family.  Debbie and her husband Bill have been married a ton of years and have been blessed with 5 sons and 2 beautiful daughter-in laws.

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