Pastor Al Spitler has served as the Senior Pastor of Waushara Community Church since the church’s beginning in January 1990. He comes from central Illinois and is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor Al recently retired from the Army Reserves where he served as a Chaplain. His career spanned 40 years and included one deployment to Iraq. At the heart of his ministry is a strong emphasis on knowing and doing the Word of God. Pastor Al and his wife, Debbie, reside in Wautoma and have 2 great sons and daughters in law. They also have the incredible joy of being a grandpa and gramma to the most beautiful grandchildren ever.
Pastor Robert Timmermann joined Waushara Community Church as Associate Pastor in 2000. His advanced degrees include B.A. – Northwestern College, Watertown, WI, and M.Div. – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI. At WCC, Pastor Robert provides leadership for Children’s Ministries, Adult Education (Spiritual Gifts, Becoming a Contagious Christian, Good Sense Budget Course, Christianity Explored, Discipleship Training, other LIFEgroups), and Administration. His interests include antiques, car shows, yard work, studying theology, and organizing life.
Pastor of Student Ministries
J.D. Elgin joined the WCC staff in 2013 as the Pastor of Student Ministries. J.D. and his wife, Krista, are graduates of Trinity Western University in Langely, BC, Canada. He believes the greatest end in youth ministry is to see students understand the Gospel and ask big questions about themselves, the Scriptures and the world they live in. J.D., Krista, and Jeriah love the outdoors, board games, Sci-Fi, and learning new things.
Aaron Sowma is the newest person to join the WCC staff in March of 2017 as the Director of Worship and Arts. Aaron and his wife Dahye met and married in South Korea, where Aaron was on staff for a church plant, started a missions conference, and helped to start a music ministry. Aaron and Dahye have three little ones, Elijah, Daniel, and Grace. They are a big, bright, fun family of five!