This week, Woodland welcomed a new staff member! Jeff Fathauer has come on board as Associate Minister for Youth and Singles. Jeff, his wife Shelah, and their two children spent time at Woodland in December and the church unanimously voted to call them to join us on staff.
Jeff is an Illinoisan and is coming to us from a church in northern Illinois where he has been serving as Children and Student Ministry Pastor for almost six years. He has a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Master and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Eastern Illinois University.
He has about twelve years of experience as a student ministry leader as well as three years as a part-time senior pastor. He has also served in cross-cultural ministry experiences in Romania, Peru, South Africa, and Haiti.