Meet our 3 Pastors!

Pastor Jeff Talbert

Jeff and Heather, married in 2000, reside in Bristol, WI with their 3 kids: James (15), Rachelle (14) and Hudson (11).

Jeff was born and raised in San Jose, California. He was an unwavering atheist until age 21. Through a series of unlikely events, God proved Himself to Jeff and he began to follow Christ wholeheartedly. After teaching high school for four years, in 1999, he brought his teaching gifts overseas. He served as a short-term missionary to Cameroon, West Africa, where he met his wife, Heather, who was also there as a missionary. During that time, God solidified his heart for ministry and they returned to the US to begin pastoral ministry. 

He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2004 with a Masters in Divinity (MDiv). He was officially ordained as an EFCA pastor in 2015.

He joined Westosha Lakes Church in 2007, where he serves today as Senior Pastor. He also serves as chairman of the EFCA Forest Lakes District board of directors. He gifts primarily consist of teaching and preaching regularly and also in counseling with people one-on-one.

Pastor Adam Magnuson

Adam and Kady, married in 2011, reside in Paddock Lake, WI, with their 3 kids: Drew (4), Carson (3), and Ty (1).

Adam grew up in Cold Spring, MN in a Christian family and was baptized at the age of 14 after a Christ in Youth conference. He and Kady met at Southwest Minnesota State University (go Mustangs!) where Kady played basketball. Adam graduated from SMSU in 2011 with Bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Accounting and from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2015 with an MDiv. 

He joined Westosha Lakes Church in 2015, where he serves today as an Associate Pastor.  He is a proud husband and a father who loves spending time with his family. He is also an avid Minnesota sports fan (SKOL Vikes!), enjoys competing in any sport or game ever invented, and loves reading anything written by John Piper.

Pastor Jason Croatt

Jason and Karly, married in 2013, reside in Silver Lake, WI, with their 3 kids: Aubree (5), Jordy (2) and Billy (3 months).

Born and raised in Cedar Grove, WI, Jason came to faith in Christ at 18 years old on a youth group retreat. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish, and from Bethlehem College and Seminary in 2018 with an MDiv.

He joined Westosha Lakes Church in 2018, where he serves today as an Associate Pastor. He loves making memories with his wife and kids and cherishes their time together as a family. He loves the outdoors, camping, grilling, hunting and fishing. He loves all Wisconsin sports teams, except for the Packers, as he is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.