Bryan Brotherton, Lead Pastor
Bryan joined the staff in 2013 after serving fifteen years as Associate Pastor of Disciple-Making at Grace Church in Normal, IL. God drew him to a preaching pastorate, where he can use his spiritual gifts of teaching, administration, and leadership to shepherd a church family.
Born the last of six children, Bryan was raised in a farming community outside Oberlin, OH, where he enjoyed raising livestock and playing in the woods. Carried into the church from infancy, he first expressed his trust in Christ as a 4-year-old. After an undergrad degree in Economics from Kenyon College and three years in the business world, Bryan earned a Master of Theology degree in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Bryan met his wife Christina at church while attending college. They married in 1989. They have two sons: Luke is a college student at Cedarville University in Ohio, and Grant attends Sauk Prairie High School. For exercise, Bryan bicycles and jogs. Contact Pastor Bryan at email@example.com.
Rod Spillane, Pastor
God planted a desire in Rod to serve Him by working with middle school and high school students. His passion is to lead youth to a relationship with Jesus Christ and help them grow in that relationship. Since joining the staff in 1999, the ministries he works with have expanded to include a variety of programs. Rod also enjoys preaching and sharing what he learns from his study of God’s Word with the congregation.
Rod and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1982 and enjoy camping, kayaking and spending time with their family, which includes son Patrick and his wife Joy, son Tim, and grandkids Josiah, Brooklyn, Alex and Ben. Rod and Jane are passionate about Jesus and His people and feel blessed to be a part of His church. Contact Pastor Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dwight Pulsfus, Pastor
Dwight has been on the pastoral staff since 2003, and involved at GraceWay Church since 1975. In 2015, he took the first step toward retirement, and began working half-time. He remains active in a wide variety of ministry activities, with an emphasis on shepherding and caring. He works in the areas of adult education, counseling, visitation, Deacon Fund administration, weddings and funerals, prayer, Missions Team, Care Team, policies and church governance matters, membership and community chaplain activities.
Before answering God’s call to ministry, Dwight was an attorney for 28 years and currently serves as Judge of the Sauk Prairie Municipal Court. He married Joy in 1976, and she is active in the welcoming and connections ministry. They have a son, David; a daughter-in-law, Kara; and a black Labrador, Deacon. Dwight enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, and being with people. Contact Pastor Dwight at email@example.com.