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ELDERS

Brian Cewe

elder


Brian and his wife, Shannon, have attended and served at Wildwood since 2004. They enjoy playing sports and travelling together with their three children. Brian works at the Rock Island Arsenal as a Program Analyst.  

Adam Heald

elder


Adam and his wife, Emilie, have two children, Micah and Lydia. He is a middle school math and science teacher and has been at Wildwood since 2009. He has served as an Elder since 2017 and volunteers with the youth ministry. He and his family enjoy playing board games, geocaching, and Taekwondo. 

David Howell

elder


Dave and his wife, Lily Ann, have been married almost 60 years! They have three children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Dave has been at Wildwood almost his whole life and has served as an elder for most of the past 54 years! 

Kevin Kelley

elder

Kevin and his wife, Megan, have one child, Lincoln. They have attended Wildwood since 2013 and reside in Geneseo. They are both employed as physical therapists with Rock Valley Physical Therapy.

Al Knott

elder


Al and Cindy have been serving Wildwood together since 1988. They have four married sons, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Al is a retired middle-school teacher and enjoys a little golf!

Souk Kongkousonh

elder


Souk and his wife, Marcy, are proud parents of Abigail and Micah. He has served as an elder since 2013. He enjoys participating in sports activities in his free time. He would like to learn how to fly an airplane someday. 

Andrew Robinson

worship pastor / elder

Andrew was born and raised in the Quad Cities and has been on staff at Wildwood since 2014. He is blessed to have his wife, Gretchen, and loves being a father to their four kids. Andrew enjoys watching and participating in sports (go Bears!), and has performed vocally all over the nation.

Jim Sallows

elder


Jim has been an Elder for almost 6 years. He has 5 children and 8 grandkids with Sharon in almost 46 years of marriage. He also has a couple hundred more grandkids thru Treehouse, a children's program at church. He has been known by those kids as Grandpa Henry for about 9 years. 

Brian Smith

lead pastor / elder


Brian and his wife, Kellye, have five children and are licensed foster parents in Illinois. He has served at Wildwood since April 2017. His family has a hobby-farm complete with Tessa the guardian dog, chickens, goats, a mini-donkey, and BlueBell the dairy cow! Brian serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve. 

Andy Thomaston

discipleship pastor / elder

Andy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. His wife, Dana, is from Transylvania, Romania, and they have one son named Lucas. Andy has a strange mix of hobbies including: being an avid hockey player both on ice and on DEK and an amateur sushi chef. His favorite Bible story is Elijah and the Prophets of Baal. He unfortunately has no dogs. 

Matt Winquist

missions pastor / elder


Matt and his wife, Kelly, have two children and are licensed foster parents. He has been on staff since February 2018. Matt enjoys all things sports; especially playing them. He holds rank in several martial arts, including TKD, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Hapkido. If you visit his home or office he'll be happy to show you his tropical fish!

MINISTRY DIRECTORS & STAFF

Amber Blaser

children's ministry director

Amber and her husband, Trent, have been at Wildwood since October of 2017 and Amber joined our staff in January of 2018. They love to spend time outdoors and having game nights with friends and family. Their small family is completed by their golden doodle, Milo. 

LuAnn Culver

administrative assistant


LuAnn and her husband, Jeff, have two sons and have attended Wildwood for 11 years. LuAnn loves to watch her boys play sports and work in her flower gardens. 

Scott James

church administrator


Scott and Regina joined Wildwood as members in 2010 and Scott has served on staff since 2017. Scott’s 30 year commitment to John Deere was completed in 2007. They enjoy serving family, friends and taking care of their grandchildren.

Kara Kulp

administrative assistant

Kara has grown up attending Wildwood. She and her husband, Japheth, were married in 2014 and have three kids. Kara loves to play Deck Hockey and spend time with her family.

Josh Pugsley

youth ministry director


Josh has been on staff at Wildwood since July 2019. He and his wife, Delilah, enjoy exploring new towns and discovering their unique offerings. You can often find him sitting around a table playing board games with friends. 

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